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joy, tears and timebombs

April 25, 2009

so we have had ella home now for a week today!   what an incredible amount of joy this precious little girl has brought to our family already.  it’s even strange saying the word family because even though dawn and i were a family all along, the addition of ella has added so many new dimensions […]

dawn is home

March 2, 2008

it’s good to know dawn is back home.  i’m so happy she had the chance to go again to guatemala and hope she will continue to be led back there to minister and love people.  however, it’s also great that she is safe back home in holland.  there is a security in that and a […]

i hate it

February 22, 2008

dawn left not much over an hour ago and i hate it.  it doesn’t feel right and that’s a good thing.  i’m usually the one that goes away and watches her from the truck as i drive down the street.  now this time i’m the one in the driveway waving and thinking there wasn’t enough […]

two weeks

February 22, 2008

dawn leaves today, i leave tomorrow.  this will be the first time in our marriage we’ve been away from each other longer than a week.  it’s going to be great experiences for both of us; she in guatemala and me at fuller, but it’s still going to be two weeks apart. yuck.  however, i hope […]

anniversary and wrap up

June 16, 2007

well, i caved and told dawn about dinner this morning so she wouldn’t think i’m a schmuck and did nothing about our anniversary. dinner at the rosebud was great. the food was excellent and the manager gave us free dessert when i said we were back for our one year anniversary after having dinner there on our […]


May 20, 2007

mackinac island is really amazing. it took way too long for me to finally make it up here and i’m sorry about that. however, i’m not sorry that i got to share this with dawn for my first visit. since i was a history major, like dawn, the fort, old buildings and historic markers are […]


May 11, 2007

so dawn and i are off to chicago for the weekend so that i can officiate at a friend’s wedding. we’re both pretty pumped because it’s a great couple getting married and their family is a ton of fun, it’s time off of work for both of us and it’s chicago! we actually get to […]

the culprit

May 1, 2007

so the above picture is similar to the culprit from my little incident yesterday. i’m just lucky i didn’t get sucked in and turned into organic mulch for our woods. i’m still a bit puffy today but was able to eat some delicious taco bell for lunch without too many problems. and i milked the […]

emergency room

March 4, 2007

so, a couple hours of our night tonight was spent in the holland hospital emergency room. it was both our first trip to er and the experience was a good one despite the reason for having to go. dawn had a flu-like virus since tuesday night and her doctor recommended heading there tonight. the doctor […]