Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!

Building our new picnic table!

We had a wonderful holiday weekend! Perhaps the best part was the 1am phone call announcing the birth of our new niece Annemieke (pronounced ahh-na-MEE-kah) Mae Lappenga on Saturday night. It is a beautiful dutch name (for a beautiful Dutch girl!!), I was so proud when they told me she was named with me in mind! We cannot wait to meet her in about 7 weeks! Isn't she amazing??!!

We also had a wonderful celebration at our house on Sunday afternoon that included my parents, Bill and Joan, Aunt Melanie and Uncle Brian and my grandpa. We enjoyed beautiful weather in the backyard, amazing food, a water balloon toss, and a fire! It was perfect.

Monday we hiked at Rosy Mound in Grand Haven with my parents, ate at a favorite summer spot, "Butch's Beach Burrito" and even stuck it out for the kids first fireworks display Downtown Holland. It was a super late night (the fireworks didn't start until 10:30!) but the show (with a live choir) was amazing. We made some wonderful memories this weekend!