Archive for June, 2017


Sully and I got the four wheeler out of the garage and took it all around the property. We got off the regular trails so there was a lot of fallen trees to get over. We even had to pull back and try different routes at times. It was fun, a kind of adventure.

Waking up the the rain

We woke up and it was raining hard on the lake. What a calming sound, it’s so easy to sleep when it’s raining with a cool breeze coming in through the window.

Another Perfect Day

The weather today was amazing. We got lawn mowing done, played volleyball, sat around the fire, walked around the block and head pizza.  We played horseshoes too.

New Fire Pit Table

A tree that was dying next to our fire pit became the perfect spot for a built in table. We put an umbrella in the middle and now it’s a perfect hangout spot next to the fire pit.

Glass Lake

The lake in front of me right now is so still. There is a layer of mist rolling across it. The sun will come up in a few minutes, but you can already tell it’s coming. The orange glow is peaking out from behind the treeline. 

Driving up north

Today, we leave for a long trip up north. First, we’re stopping at my mom’s house to celebrate Jon’s 35th birthday and Father’s Day. 

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival goes on for about a month. It takes over Washington Street and parts of campus with vendors, stages and events. It used to be called Top of the Park. Tonight, we’re going to visit and take in the sights.

There are movies to watch and music acts to take in – they are different every night.

I like to attend and support the event because I like that it happens in Ann Arbor and I want it to continue.


Hibiscus Tea

It’s delicious. It’s sour and doesn’t taste like any other tea I’ve ever had. It’s amazingly good for you too. Drink it.

Choose How You Feel

Last night, we were up late at a concert about 1 hr away, so we missed out on at least 4 hours of sleep we would normally get. I remember the words from The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod and Flip the Gratitude Switch by Kevin Clayson that when you wake up, you set your own mood.

If you wake up after 3 hours of sleep with kids waking you up, you can choose to say to yourself, “that was the perfect amount of sleep and I feel 100% ready to start my day” or you can say “ugh I feel terrible – today is going to be terrible, I should just call in.”

This isn’t new age BS. If you actually say these words to yourself, you manifest a better attitude which affects how you feel. It’s hard to overcome, but it’s effective if you avoid saying the negative and try starting with something positive. Read On…