“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” ~Walt Disney
Beginning a new week brings unknown possibilities.
Monday afternoon, Cam and his mom just made it up the driveway after his bus dropped him off before a deluge of rain poured over our neighborhood. After the drips subsided, our deer friends made themselves comfortable in our front yard right outside our dining room. It always strikes us as funny that they seem oblivious to activity inside our home.
The week went by quickly with Cam's schooling and his parents working. When Friday came, we all had a day off- Cam for the long Labor Day weekend and Chris and Jane to move furniture for Cam's grandparents. The day was warm and sunny. After the furniture was brought to Grand Haven via Chris' truck, Ms. Ann and Cam drove the van to meet us at the new apartment. As the bed was being assembled late in the day, things weren't connecting correctly. Oma walked in and immediately noticed the cause of the issue...the headboard was facing the wrong way! After a quick readjustment, the moving crew was back in business although Cam continued laughing about the entire ordeal for quite some time.
Meanwhile, in the living room, Opa was thoroughly testing out the recliner just to be certain it was in the proper location and ensuring the comfortability level.
Our crew tasks were completed a little after 5pm. We drove a short distance to an older family favorite restaurant, Russ'. Cam ordered chicken tenders (they were out of perch, his first choice) with onion rings and steamed vegetables. The rest of us picked out our favorites and everyone shared desserts. The ride back to Grand Rapids was full of laughter, reliving the moments of the day.
After sleeping in a bit on Saturday, we packed up for the cottage to spend the afternoon with cousins and Cam's grandparents.
We all had lunch together and then headed for the shoreline.
Although we didn't go swimming, it was still good to have beach time and family time.
As we gathered our things to head out, we felt sprinkles. Once we were in the van, the rain found a steady rhythm. We decided to spontaneously eat dinner at a mexican restaurant in Whitehall before we began our journey back home.
The Labor Day weekend unofficially signifies the end of summer in Michigan, but we still like to think summer has a bit more gorgeous weather to squeeze out before fall officially arrives.
Cam had his yearly doctor visit this week. While the nurse was taking his vitals, he asked her:
"How do you know what the numbers are for my blood pressure without having them showing?" (i.e. digital readout)
The nurse went on to explain how she listened for the first beat in her stethoscope to provide the top number and the last beat heard is the bottom number. Jane thanked them both since she couldn't have adequately provided the same response herself.
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