Monday, September 30, 2013

My boy plays soccer

And he plays it very well.  :)

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa Spears for coming out from Indiana to watch him play... it meant the world to him.  :)


Sunday, September 22, 2013


One fall activity we haven't done for a long time is picking apples. Tom got a good coupon for a local orchard, so we spent a beautiful Saturday enjoying the orchard.  Everyone enjoyed picking some nice fresh apples and working our way through the corn maze.  Afterward, the kids enjoyed caramel apples and the playground while we adults had some locally made wine... pretty good.  I think we'll go again next year.

The orchard and surrounding area... those are kites in the sky.

Emily and Candace on the wagon to the apple trees.

Thomas and Sarah choosing some Gala apples.

Getting some help from Emily.

Thomas checking over his apple.

Starting the corn maze...

...lots of decisions on which way to go!

 Fun day!


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Mackinac wedding

Over Labor Day weekend, our dear friends Heather and Bill tied the knot on beautiful Mackinac Island in Michigan. Tom was the best man and the twins were flower girls. The rest of us were happy to attend as guests... our entire family made it out to the wedding! The island was beautiful and the perfect setting for an incredibly lovely weekend. We stayed an extra day to make sure we got to soak up some old world charm, and we were glad we did.


Waiting for the ceremony to start.

Candace and Sarah start the wedding procession.

Best man Tom and maid of honor Abbey.

Saying their vows.

Mr. and Mrs. Loughman!

Trio of bigs by the Lake Huron beach.

 Biking around the island.

 Littles and a cannon.

Tom and I in a surrey with fringe on top.

Bigs with Abbey in their buggy.

Littles on the veranda at the Island House.

 Our buggy horse, June.

 Tom and the littles on the boardwalk.

At the butterfly house.

The kitschy but fun 3D House of Mirrors.