Baby Andrew all grown up

Each year, Andrew and I get family pictures. We have started this since Andrew was only a few months old


(fist pump haha)

I would buy LOTS of pictures, especially wallets to pass out. Of course, I bought way too many, but I never got rid of them. So I decided to put them in a book and I thought I would share them  🙂


Some pictures were with his dad, just me, and all of us together. Now, his dad still comes, we just don’t take pictures all together.

~2 months~


~1 year~


~18 months~


~2 years~


~3 years~


~4 years~


~5 years~


~6 years~



~7 years ~


~8 years~


I went crazy a few years with pictures, but I am so glad to have these. And looking back at the tiny baby boy he was just a few years ago is incredible. He is growing up so fast!

Question for you:

Now what color for year 9…. Andrew was thinking red



Christmas Cards

Each year, my family sends out a Christmas Card to family and friends. It first started when I was around 5 years old, with just me and my brothers. Each year it just seems to grow!

This was the picture that Andrew and I sent out two years ago


We had a few choices this year…..

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This year we decided on this one


My mom and dad also sent out a card. We only took a few photos, before we picked this one


We always have a good time (although my brothers dislike it quite  a bit, and my mom constantly says “Just one more” haha)

DSC_0569bAfterwards, we all headed to Joey B’s and looked through the pictures.

Question for you:

Do you send out a Christmas Card?

If you had a card, who would you put on it?

Christmas family pictures

The whole family got together for Christmas pictures a few weeks ago. We have been taking pictures since I was about 6 years old

Here is a behind the scenes shot. My mom takes the pictures, we smile and act happy



This was the picture my mom sent out

Christmas Card

(here is the picture we sent last year)

Andrew and I sent this picture

Christmas Card Kristen

(here is the picture of me and Andrew last year)

All in all, I think it took about an hour. Which is great timing for all the individual pictures and group pictures we took together.

Question for you:

Do you send out a card or Christmas picture to family and friends?

Michigan Part 1

Still no luck on the camera (I called almost all the stores so far that I went to in Michigan…no luck) Luckily, my mom takes 10X as many pictures as I do.

Last week, Andrew and I went on a family vacation with my mom, dad, brother, his girlfriend, my three cousins, and aunt and uncle. We stayed in an AMAZING house in Frankfort Michigan. We have gone there for many years, but not in the past 5. So I was so excited to get back up there!

The house pictures will have to come tomorrow (they deserve their own post). It is a three story house with 7 bedrooms, 5baths and is right on the beach. AND it use to be owned by Al Capone, the american ganster in the 1920s. THere is actually a hiden room and a section with bars on it. Needless to say, we talked about if there could possibly be ghosts there….but we didn’t hear or see anything.

I thought I would just show a MILLION pictures about what we did, and just give some captions.

Andrew swimming in the Platte River, which was warm and felt much better than the ice cold lake.

Me and andrew at the river, after a three mile hike on the beach. I was tired!

The river flows right into lake michigan. (river is on the bottom of the picture. lake at the top)

Family photo before going out to dinner

took a FEW photos at dinner

Yep. it was cold enough to wear a fleece jacket!

After dinner, we had a bonfire on the beach

And celebrated Melissa’s birthday (brothers gf) with cake!!

There were a few nights were we played games like Catch Phrase

The next day we took a boat ride on crystal lake and went swimming

We also took A LOT of family photos

Also went on a HILLY 26 MILE bike ride WHILE pulling andrew

well im off to bed. Ill have more pictures tomorrow!

Question for you:

In in your family takes the most pictures?

for me that would be a tie between my mom, and two uncles. but we always have a ton of pictures from each family event, which I love!