Archive | April, 2011

Michigan Weather For You…

27 Apr

So, on Monday, the 16th, if I have the date correct we had this in our yard…

...SNOW!!!

And more snow…

...getting ready to go to work...light coming up...

And, then I was off…

...to work.

And, today, only a week or so later…we have had Tornado Warnings and Watches in and near our area…check these pics out…

Really beautiful with a ominous feel!

Spooky!! Wind was blowing pretty good but was moving NorthEast from us basically at the time. As I'm posting this though sirens just went off, but think we'll be ok in our immediate area. Ok...they just stopped!

Here are some more shots…I saw lightening but never got those shots.

This is left of our house...facing west...

Another beautiful shot, but you could hear some thunder!

This was the radar for us as I was going in and out taking pictures-EEEK!!

More sun but still dark clouds...it was like this - ever changing every 5 minutes...

Kind of the same shot as one above, but really just beautiful.

...then it turned to this again.

At any rate, we really missed the hail, which others got around us, and no tornado actually hit, so, I am thankful…we do have the tornado watch through 10:00 PM.  I’m praying that it will not come to that for anyone!

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Coloring Easter Eggs!!

18 Apr

So, we embarked on the activity of coloring Easter eggs today…:)

Steve, the boys, and I…

...it was a family affair:)

Garret intently colored his eggs...he looks so young in this pic, doesn't he?!

Gage also worked with serious concentration...

...tattooing his eggs:) And, forehead! LOL:D

Steve ID's his egg with "Schwans" 🙂

I being the only female tried to draw a dainty, delicate piece of "art":)

And, the FINALE!!!!

Our complete selection and Gage's cute face:) He's a ham and loves the camera!

A Rose is Just a Rose…

15 Apr

I started a rosebush in the house about a month ago…maybe two…it was like a few inches tall…then it grew…

...now it's TALL!!!

I started seeing color…

...a few days ago...

...and even more color today:)

All in one day…

12 Apr

Yesterday was beyond beautiful…84 degrees – actually HOT!  This is summary of day w/o the details:)

Looks like I'm in Nebraska, but noooo just headin' up US31 to...

...here, Grand Haven...

...beyond a perfect day to do a little sightseeing...windy though, and this is the state park campground...it's ALL sand...like no blockage...not sure if I'd camp here...need a little more trees and such for me, but it gets packed in summer...

...this is driving away out of the downtown and campground area...you can see the waves rolling...all be it blurry as I'm driving...

...this is like one of my favorite houses as your driving out of the beach area...they have great view of the big lake, but I'm sure the traffic is a bear as this road is your direct link to US 31.

Real quick...here's a clearer picture of beach...lots of sand before the water.

This is the opposite of the beach in Grand Haven...hills with houses and rentals...lots of sand blows this way:)

So, I got home after enjoying the beautiful morning...and spent some time getting some Vitamin D with my lovely friends, Amanda and Jill, with their kiddies:)

Are they not so cute? 🙂

...then Denver hogged the TV...

...watching The Masters:) Ignore the stinkin' white cord of lights around the garland...usually have green wire with the lights)...

...then we ended the night with a little game of (sp?) Batchi Ball...however you spell that:)

Hope you all enjoyed the beautiful day as well…cheers to many more to come:)  Took like so many pictures of the day, but too tired to post them:)

Tangled…

6 Apr
Totally simple, but I like:)

TANGLED

Tangled
To the core
Brighter
Than ever before
Will I meet myself head-on?
Question the thoughts deep within?
Tangled, Brighter, Clearer
The thoughts
The questions
The answers
Tangled
Still
-Sarah Schwan 4/5/2011
Don’t anybody read and freak out by the above “poem”…just a cool way to look at the picture to the left:)  Ma, I’m talking to you:)  I know the words seem “dark”, but they’re not – just reflective.  Love, Sarah

Mohawk?!

4 Apr

Korey last week went and got a Mohawk…having a little fun is all, but I think he was planning on shaving it down to the way he normally wears his hair:)…in the meantime, I had to take a picture and with a Mohawk I figured you gotta have a tough pose, so, Steve and Korey had a little fun with it.  Korey couldn’t stop laughing:)

The guys had fun posing "tough"...it's hard to be straight-faced when you're asked to pose like this:) Nice muscles, guys:)

Spring, Spring Forth!

1 Apr

I love these photos of Amy with Walker and Millie:)  They remind me of Spring!  Here’s a little “poem” I just made up today…

Spring
Spring Forth!
You are here
Yet just peaking through
I see flowers sprout
Yet frost still wakens me
Spring – Spring Forth!
Let winter walk out the back door
I wait
Let the warmth in
Let the breezes flow
I wait
Patiently
I wait
Spring – Spring Forth!
-Sarah Schwan – March 31, 2011

So precious! 🙂

Another precious, precious pic:) !