I always hope for a family photo-op, but once again there were missing members. However, we did manage a Kern-family pic.
We noticed flowers strewn on the path and wondered who'd been tearing up the planters at the depot. Hmmmm...caught in the act--the friendly white rabbit that lives by the bridge.
Evenings, as I drive home from teaching, I see the most beautiful sunsets, and need to remind myself to focus on driving.
Thursday, the 8th, was Jude's birthday and party, but I was teaching and Mike had a robotics meeting. I am grateful for the pictures shared on Facebook. (Thanks Debby!)
He had several roles to play with the Royerton Rockers and the fifth grade music program--he sang, played the xylophon and the guitar.
Zion's program was earlier. We were unable to go, but got to see him in action in his classroom.
Then we were off to ArtPrize!
We stayed overnight with a young family of friends that live 20 minutes away from Grand Rapids.
She is the daughter of our OM friends, the Babcocks--like "family" really.
Saturday we were joined by the Bankers, another OM family from way back. We lived and worked together in Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe.
Our tour of many ArtPrize venues began at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.
The entire experience merits another post, sometime this week.
That night we traveled toward Detroit to spend the night with Dennis and Donna Banker, delighted for the opportunity to see their "new" home. We'd been wanting to visit since they moved to Michigan in 2009. We loved each welcoming detail and every moment spent with our dear friends.
Sunday after breakfast we took off for home with grateful hearts for friends, fun, fellowship and gorgeaous fall weather.
Come back for more about ArtPrize sometime this week.