Wednesday, December 31, 2014


We have had a great year!!!
and we are very excited to START 2015
here's a QUICK look back at our year!!!

January: too much snow but so COLD, so that meant inside activities!!!
     and Montgomery's 1st trip to the dentist
February: Valentine's Day and Super Bowl
March: lots of sledding, Montgomery was in the St. Patty's Day Parade, and we celebrated Mardi Gras.
April : MONTGOMERY turned 2 years OLD!!! and we celebrated Easter!
May: Tulip Time, Gold Rush Water Park, Mother's Day, 1st Haircut, and Memorial Day
June: My 33rd Birthday, Gus Macker & lots of watching the SS Badger
July: 4th of July , and LOTS AND LOTS OF BEACH DAYS!!!
August: 1st time Bowling, 1st time Tubing and the FAIR!!!
September: Labor Day, Family Photo's, Harvest Festival, and Lottie's 1st Birthday!
October: Halloween, and spending time with daddy
November: Thanksgiving and LIONS!!!
We thank all of our FRIENDS and FAMILY for a GREAT year!!!! Montgomery and I could not have gotten thru this past year without lots of Support, Prayers and Love!!! So for that we thank each and every one of you!!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas Morning

Stockings from SANTA

 Montgomery has always gotten 3 gifts: WANT, WEAR, and WORSHIP
his train and train table (not pictured) was his WANT!!! he was so EXCITED!!!
His WEAR, is his 1st BIKE helmet!!!
 His WORSHIP, not pictured (no good photo) was his DVD BIBLE
....and Montgomery got MOMMY 3 gifts, a new wallet, a new purse and new overnight bag!!!

Christmas Eve

 Christmas Eve we went to Church, Montgomery loved the Candles....
(and yes I was the mom with my hand over his mouth, he farted, and if you know my son he will yell "I FARTED", so I covered his mouth!!!! and he wispers, "But MOM, I farted" LOL

 Look who stopped by..... SANTA

 SANTA brought a SHOVEL, if it ever snows and NEW BLOCKS!!!! (mega blocks)
Thank you Letters to SANTA and his reindeer...
AND reading T'was the night before Christmas!!!
A family tradition since Montgomery was born!!!

 Cookies for Santa, and Montgomery sneaking them.

fifth third nite lites

fifth third Christmas Nite Lites in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Kraai Christmas

The Kraai Christmas is the Sunday before Christmas every year.... Here are some of the kiddos that were there this year!!!

VanOrder Family Christmas!!!

We celebrated Christmas with my Mom and Dad (Nana & Papa) on the Saturday before Christmas!! Chuck, Montgomery and I headed downstate!!!

We got some cool gifts: homemade corn hole, a trip to Great Wolf Lodge, and many amazing gifts!!
Montgomery is so spoiled.... he got a fishing pole, a ball gun, cars that move and do flips!!!

our holiday shirts

 dinosaurs from Auntie Gina, Uncle Kevin, Dirk, Millie and Lottie 
 Tool Bench from Uncle JJ and Auntie Cara

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Chuck had Montgomery for Thanksgiving this year!! 
They watched the Lions win and went for dinner at chucks aunt and uncles. 
Downstate for Thanksgiving was the next Saturday!!!! 
Kids made turkey shirts and turkeys out of nana's nurse gloves! 
So many things to be thankful for this year!!!  


Montgomery got all his pumpkins from grandpa Millers garden this year. Mommy and Montgomery carved pumpkins and daddy and Montgomery also carved pumpkins.