Camping Trip to Cran Hill {June 26-2}

Thursday, July 2, 2015

 We had a great time camping with a large group from church for a short and sweet weekend!
Robb was able to take a half day off work on Friday so we headed right out at noon.
Our lot was right across from a little play set so the kids did so good playing with friends while we set up camp!

Checking out the animals at the petting zoo area Saturday morning

exploring through the woods

this sandy hill by our lot got hours of play


pony ride were a big highlight!

we had a beautiful afternoon at the beach

Jovie zonked out on our wagon ride back to the camper!


ice cream with these loves before the hayride!

Such fun memories on the hayride!

These cinnamon rolls grilled in an orange peel are a camping favorite!

We packed  up and headed home Sunday after the lunch potluck with the whole group, yes even the girls helped out :)

Such a great weekend making lots of memories!

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Fathers Day 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

We had a great day as a family on Father's Day!

I made Robb breakfast,


and then we headed to our nephews baptism! Such a special day!


After Jensen's baptism we took off for the cottage to celebrate with my dad!

(It's such an answer to many prayers to see him as a daddy to our 3 miracle babies! God is good!)


I'm still cracking up over this photo we recreated with my dad and sisters from 1992!

Robb, I hope you had a great day being celebrated for being such a great daddy! We love you SO much! 

And a throw back from Father's Day 1990! 
I'm so blessed to have such a great dad and role model in my life, love you dad! 

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Wildtree Winner

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Laura H, you are the lucky winner of the Wildtree products! Deb will be contacting you soon to claim your goodies :) Enjoy!


Thanks to all who entered, if you'd still like to place an order you have until tomorrow to do so :)

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Traverse City Camping Trip (June 11-14)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

We left Thursday afternoon for a long weekend in Traverse City camping at their state park. 
We arrived around 5:00 and after a quick set up in the rain the first order of business was dinner! We grabbed a quick bite to eat at Culver's and Sadler was a happy camper! 


Next up was a trip to Moomers to meet up with Corinn and the kids!

Girls together at last!

(Jovie look huge compared to baby Lilli!)


The sweet boys picked up right where they left off last summer! 

Get it girl!

 Thankfully at that point it had stopped raining, so we went for a family bike ride to burn off some energy before bedtime. 


Friday morning was rainy so we headed to the children's museum with Corinn and her crew,

 and then we headed to her house for some pizza and more play time before heading back to the camper for nap time. 

 Some one's up!



We spent some time hanging out at the campsite, riding bikes and playing before heading to North Peak for dinner. 

(Jovie wasn't going to bother taking a break from eating for a picture!)

 We were so thankful the all-day rain they predicted was wrong, we ended up having a great day!
 We took a quick walk to the beach where Sadler got his clothes soaking wet, and then got everyone cleaned up for bed!

Saturday morning we made breakfast on the fire with supervision from Jovie!


Morning snuggles while we packed up some necessitates for the days' adventures. 


Our first stop was Pyramid Point trails where we hiked to a beautiful lookout,


From there we headed to Sleeping Bear Dunes and the boys had a blast (Jovie not so much) running up and down the huge dunes


We had a picnic lunch there and headed back with our sleepy troop!

I had a genius idea to run through the McD's drive thru and enjoy a treat I didn't have to share, but just as we were pulling out Sadler woke up! Shoot! 



Afternoon fun before enjoying tacos for dinner and calling it another great day! 
 Sunday morning came in a flash and we were sad to be leaving so soon! We grabbed some breakfast on the way out at the Omelette Shoppe and journeyed home till next time!

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Wildtree online party {+Giveaway}

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

By now you've probably seen me mention about Wildtree workshops or meals we've made, but I haven't really had a chance to explain what Wildtree is, and why I love it so much! 

Wildtree is a line of products that "offers the highest quality herbs, spices and culinary blends that are free of preservatives, additives and fillers." 

What got me totally hooked to Wildtree was their freezer meal workshops, which is a kit of Wildtree products you'd need to make 10 healthy freezer meals. It's so organized and easy, they give you a list of detailed instructions and a grocery list that makes it so so simple! And they have been so delicious!






A few other favorite products have been the taco seasoning, (do you know how much additives those little packs at the grocery store have in them?) grapeseed oils, (the garlic is my fave) rancher steak rub, the pizza crust mix, and pizza sauce seasoning. 

I'm hosting an online catalog party so if there's anything you'd like to order you may check out the catalog by clicking here, and when you are ready to place your order it will ask you during the checkout to search for a host, if you could enter "Kate Lubbers" there that would earn me some free goodies and I'd love you forever :)
They are offering some incredible sales right now like 50% off grapeseed oils and 50% off select products when you spend $50





If you're interested in ordering the kit bundles for the freezer meals listed below contact Deb at debgritter@gmail.com , that information is not available on the website, but she will help you out. 


The party will close on June 29, so be sure to place your order by then. 


My Wildtree distributor Deb will also be giving away a bundle of products to one lucky winner! 

To win some of my favorites, Garlic grapeseed oil, Pizza crust and Pizza sauce seasoning please follow this link to enter.
For an additional entry you may comment here on the blog and let me know what Wildtree product you'd most like to try. 
Good Luck! I'll be picking the winner on June 28!

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Jovie Breann, you are 18 months old!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Wow, beauty girl! One and a half already!? I can't believe it! 




You are at a difficult age where you can't always communicate what you want (and boy do you have a mind of your own)! You like things a very particular way which often leads to a lot of squeals! 

You do have several words in your vocabulary including, mommy, daddy, please, thank you, pup pup, night-night, more, snack, bye-bye, milk, baby, shoes, and more! You can also repeat almost everything we ask you to say. 

You are a little cuddle bug and give tight neck hugs that I love, and are usually willing to give out kisses! 

You have quite the personality including several "looks"  (side eye, pouty face, shy look) they always make us laugh! Silly girl! 

You love to eat and don't stop, I'm not sure you've ever been full, we have to cut you off at some point every meal! You love meat, fruit and dairy. 

You love babies and are such a good mommy to your dollies already!


We just love watching you grow Jovie. What a blessing you are to our family! We all adore you to pieces!







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{Insta Friday}

Friday, June 5, 2015


 
Sadler's been brushing up again on his iPhone photography skills :)


no words ;)

Sadler had a sleepover with Aunt Lisa last weekend as part of his 4th birthday present, so I took the big and the little to the farmers market on Saturday while daddy mowed. 

ready to join mommy and the rest of the family for a little 30 day shred :)

After 2 rain cancelations, Grayden finally had his first tball game this week! It was so fun to watch him!

Let's ignore the Christmas pjs and dirty feet (haha) and focus on his sweet little hand on his Bible, sweet love! 

crying because we took away the baby shampoo, rough life she has!

fresh breakfast smoothie

kiss in the drop off line on this guys last full day of Kindergarten!

Happy Sadler and sleepy Jovie at the Farmers Market. 

She was so determined to get Sadler's shorts on, I was impressed at how well she did!

Such a good mommy to her babies at Grandma's house!

trying on new clothes is all fun and games until it came time to take them off, wow, the drama! 

I finally found linen pants (a summer staple!) that are long enough on me! Yay for TJMaxx!

How can I say no to this face?!

prolonging the life of the ducky tub by using it outside as a mini pool that she can get in and out of herself! 

he broke the pole to our tent but then asked me if thus is what the whip looked like that they whipped Jesus with and then I quickly forget about the tent!

planning for another Wildtree freezer workshop on a rainy afternoon. 

all ready to make 10 'purely paleo' meals to stock the freezer!


I got some extra help!


our goal for the summer is to learn to tie shoes, I won't say its worse than potty training but not something I'm enjoying! He's so willing to learn but I'm a terrible teacher. We are turning to youtube for help :)

Wild Kratts Live for their birthday present! It was adorable to see them so fascinated by it!

she's so smitten with him, and so am I!

fun at the splash pad with friends

she's my little sidekick! 

Peyton wanted uncle robb to fix her hair, love how concentrated he is :)

finished look! 

Strawberry Rhubarb pie, we don't hate it :)

cute little loves ready for church over Memorial Day weekend!

A morning I'll never forget, thrifting and antiquing with Anne!

the trey is a new addition to hold all my products in the salon. love it

family paddle boat ride


this little girl is going to keep us so busy this summer!


such a great day at the cottage

the true sign of a great day! She fell fast asleep on the ride home!

Grayden stayed overnight at the cottage with my parents and my mom took this picture of him and my dad fishing in the morning! So cute!

coffee with the ladies (and Sadler) at my Aunt Donna's house! 


it was Sadler's lucky day yesterday, we had to go downtown to get a birthday present and there just so happened to be a free community event with inflatables going on, and we had just enough time to stop and play before picking Grayden up from his last day of school!

Sweet Jensen is such a trooper for letting Sadler hold him last night during dinner!

The first day of Summer break and we headed to some garage sales and grabbed some donuts!

because its' National Donut Day!

Donut time!



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