We’re homeowners again!

After a lengthy time being “homeless”, we are excited to report that we own a house once again.  As we noted earlier this year, limited supply of quality homes and high demand continues.  We outbid two other buyers for our “new” (50-year-old) house.

We are forever in debt to Amy’s parents for having us as their guests, in their house, for the past year and a half, while we searched for our new house.

We have a some work to do before we move in, but once we do, we’ll send out a change of address notification to everyone.

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Lake Michigan Beach Vacation 2012

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This year we chose Muskegon for our Great Lakes beach vacation.  We tried out four different parks’ beaches, all of which had the fine sand that the west coast of Michigan is known for.  Once again, Maya’s love of the … Continue reading

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Growing fast

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It has already been over two months since our previous post so here’s a quick update. Brandon is 4 months old already! He lights up whenever Maya comes into his view and she loves him a lot. Enjoy these mobile … Continue reading

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Brandon’s Eyes

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Brandon is already 8 weeks old – it is about time we shared some pics showing his eyes open.  Maya has been a tremendous big sister.  Lots of love for him and she tells Brandon “it will be okay” when … Continue reading

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Microwave ovens catching fire while turned off

Just added this to our No to made in China page:

March 2012 – Consumer Reports article Appliance fires: Is your home safe?  Millions of dishwashers, fridges, ranges, and more are on recall lists says, “The safety concerns arise as more appliances, or their components, are manufactured abroad.  Almost four of every five recalls in our tally involved products made outside of the U.S., with the majority coming from China.”

Check recalls.gov

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It’s A Boy!

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Brandon Liam premiered February 22nd, weighing in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces and 20 1/2 inches long.

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Beach, then pool, then beach, then pool…

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We made our annual trek to Florida in December.  Weather was great so Maya spent a ton of time at the pool and the beach. 

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Welcome to our niece

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We’re excited over the arrival of our niece, Sadie, born 11/10. She is the daughter of (Amy’s sister) Lisa and husband Mitch. Amy and Maya visited Sadie Bess on her first full day of life.

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Halloween 2011

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For Halloween 2011, Maya went trick-or-treating at the homes of Aunt Lisa/Uncle Mitch and Aunt Stephanie/Uncle Adam. She was busy organizing her haul of three pieces of candy when we left her alone in the living room. Moments later, she … Continue reading

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Front page of today’s Detroit Free Press:

Metro Home Buyers in Bidding Wars – Tight Supply Defies Housing Slump

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