What a year 2013 was! It has featured a new house, new jobs, new schools, and new skills. Here’s the story, month by month:
We kicked off the month with a fantastic trip to Michigan to celebrate Ben’s uncle Dan Meyaard’s wedding to a wonderful woman named Ann Marie. It was three days of non-stop party, including an impressive fireworks display on the Fourth. Great time with family! Bryn, Shay, and Liam each got to have an extended solo stay with Nana and Papa Meyaard at the lake house this month, going on special outings, playing with cousin Elizabeth, and generally getting spoiled. Bryn attended a second week of Day Camp with her very best friend Hannah when the Elstros came
up from Indy and stayed with us for a week—great times for all! Bryn and Shay appeared as adorable Alley Cats in the local production of “Curiosity Cats.” Amy took Bryn, Shay, and Liam to St. Louis for a weekend to visit lifelong friends the Raguet-Schofields and the Chins. The kids had a great time making second-generation friends, exploring the Science Center, and visiting the Zoo. Amy also took up quilting, coached by some of the wonderful women who attend Quilt Camp at Tecumseh. And, of course, we also hung out with the counselors and played at summer camp!