Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Cross Country ... October

Asher has had a wonderful cross country season. Here is the team at the Riverview meet on Oct. 1.



Apple Cider Century ... September

On Sunday morning, the boys rode in the Apple Cider Century. Keith did 60 miles and Nathan did 104 miles! WOW!! Incredible! Katie and I took the kids to Froehlich's in Three Oaks, for lunch and also went to Driers (butcher shop). A fun day!


checking out the miles!


with the JR cycling team that he started!




Keith and Katie visit ... September

Keith and Katie and their kiddos came to visit. Mostly so the boys could ride the Apple Cider Century together, but also just to spend time together. :) We had a blast! And Henry was here for his birthday (morning), which was super fun. He turned 4, so we had streamers and pancakes and a present.
Most of the photos are of Kathryn, who, at 2, is just cute as a button.

Big cousin helps out little cousin.


hanging out with Uncle Nathan, her best buddy.

Fast asleep on the kitchen chair.

She fell asleep standing up!


Someone got out of bed ... but is TOO CUTE, peaking behind the bikes!!

Wearing Rhylah's fox slippers.


Henry's 4th birthday!

Grand Mere in the Fall ... September

Anyone who knows me, knows that one of my favorite places to wander is Grand Mere State Park. Especially in the fall, when I can be alone, and find LOTS of good sea glass. Today was no exception. We had some wild storms a few days back ... (one that made the Lake roar like thunder, it was incredible!) so I knew I was bound to find some good stuff ... and I DID! What a beautiful morning! Afterwards, I met Nate and we took a long ride down to South Bend to pick his bike up from the shop .... we had lunch at the Paris Soda Shop in Niles on the way home. Home of the BEST BRISKET EVER!










Odds'n Ends ... September

Gabe is now taller than Papa!!

Just an average weeknight dinner at our cozy kitchen table. Pork chops!

Yes, we still have the turtles ... in case anyone was wondering.

Heading back from Ann Arbor ... the original "Staudes" stop for some pizza and family time.


Bible journaling
Trying on sweaters at T.J. Maxx

Bonfire ... September

Rhy had her friend Gabby over recently and the weather was fallish enough for us to enjoy a bonfire. The kids had fun running around with the fairy lanterns.




Grandma Joan ... 1933-2018

Grandma passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 23 at age 85. I pray she is in God's heaven.