Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Today while Smokes was being naughty in the basement he stumbled upon a little friend. I am sure he had tons of fun with his newly found, much smaller friend, that is until he got a little rough with him and rendered him unconscious. He didn't kill him, but mom did. Good Job Smokes on your first mouse! Now dad even thinks you are good to have around. Now lets have a moment of silence for Smokes' poor little friend.
Smokes cleaning himself after his mouse friend was no longer any fun.
Dirty got a new bed. Smokes will not give up without a fight, even if it means having to share!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Lost Birdie

This week Dad and I paid some due attention to "Tonto" and got out on the big lake. We tried our luck at fishing, caught one salmon, however did not succeed with the perch. Don't worry though we are on a mission to find them next week. Anywho, we were about 3 miles off shore fishing and this little bird landed on our boat. He was breathing heavy and I could tell he was tired. Dad thought he lost sight of shore, got confused and landed on our boat because he was too tired to fly anymore. The little bird stayed on our boat for about 10 minutes while we drove real slow and trolled for salmon. Anyway, as soon as he spotted shore the little guy took off....I really hope he made it back to shore safely, that is a long way for such a little bird to fly.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Kelsey is getting married

Here are some pictures from Kelsey's Bachelorete party. We had a lot of fun! First we ate and played games at Abby's house and then we were off to Grand Rapids via a limo to party! We went to Mojos and got in VIP at the Bob's new club Eve. Kelsey ended up sitting on the dualing pianos at Mojos and it was so fun. My camera didn't make it to the bar, but here are a few pictures from Abby's house.

We played the panty game. Kelsey has a lot of "HOT" panties now!

Penis cupcake anyone?

Betsy and I drinking from our penis straws.
Posted by Picasa

Yesterday was a tragic day in the life of the De Jonge family. When I arrived back in Zeeland for the weekend, Mom asked Betsy and I if we wanted to go to Value City Department Store with her. We did, so we all got in the Mazda 3 and zoomed on over to the store only to find it closed down and abandoned. Ugh, I am speechless! What ever are we going to do?!?
Posted by Picasa

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Hurricane Jenna hit my room this past couple of weeks and efforts are still being made to clean up the destruction. As you can see I have been neglecting my room and my pets for the past two weeks as I am finishing up at St. Joe and in the process of moving. The entire apartment is a mess, I am sure my roommate thinks I am the best...ugh sorry Angie. Anywhoo, today I am baking fruit pizza cookies for my going away party at work tomorrow and I am also going to try and sort through this mess....wish me luck!

Monday, April 14, 2008

This weekend I went apartment shopping in Petoskey and we got 5 inches of snow in one day...ugh when will all this winter weather end. The good news is that the snow was just about melted when I left today and it was kind of pretty while it lasted.

I decided that if I can't find an apartment, I will just make an igloo and live in that.

Monday, April 07, 2008


Spring was in the air today. It was 70 degrees outside and I actually got out to enjoy it. I went for a run....ugh it was not a pretty sight. Anywho, I am so glad that Winter is finally over!The kitties had to fight for the window seat today. They both wanted to sit in the nice, warm sunshine!

Lazy Smokes never moved all day.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Emily inspired me with this one. My very own rice cooker. Not only does it cook rice to perfection, it steams veggies and also makes excellent salmon. I love my new cooker!!!! Everyone is invited to my house for rice and veggies now.

Friday, April 04, 2008

I've been tagged...

Sweet! I’ve been tagged by Jayme to answer these questions in all fours. Enjoy!

Four jobs I’ve had:
1. Nurse Tech, I was a certified poop cleaner.
2. Swim instructor
3. Server at Russ', all my tips came in the form of quarters, nickels and dimes.
4. Lifeguard at Bouws pool, never actually saved someone though.

Four movies I’ve watched more than once:
1. Miss Congeniality- don't ask why because I have no idea.
2. Happy Feet-it makes me so happy!
3. Dumb and Dumber- makes me laugh everytime.
4. Cheaper By the Dozen- it inspires me to have dozens of kids myself someday...just kidding.

Four places I’ve lived:
1. Zeeland, Michigan-gotta love Z-Town
2. Auburn Hills, Michigan
3. Rochester Hills, Michigan- this is my current residence until Petoskey in one month.
4. Rochester, Michigan- how silly I moved into three different cities in college all within 5 miles of eachother.

Four TV shows I watch:
1. Trauma Life in the ER-love it!
2. American Idol-although I have never voted
3. The Bachelor- only to see that chick from Holland
4. Fox News at 10- I don't have cable what do you expect!

Four places I’ve been:
1. Dominican Republic-a lovely all inclusive resort
2. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico--with family for Christmas...it rained the whole week!
3. Waikoloa, Hawaii- went to visit the parents, loved it and wanna go back!
4. Ft. Myers Beach, Florida--my favorite spot
oh i was also in INDIAN RIVER, MICHIGAN once or twice!!!

Four people who email me regularly:
1. Professor Vallie- making sure my clinical stuff gets turned in
2. Ashley- nursing friend I am doing a study with
3. Jayme- thank yous for the coke rewards
4. Mom- taking care of business

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Pasta- I love carbs!
2. Raspberries- I could eat them all day if they we not so expensive
3. Pizza- I love JETS
4. steamed Oysters- Smokin Oyster Bar yummy!

Four places I would like to visit:
1. Hawaii-all the islands as opposed to just the Big Island
2. St. Lucia
3. Australia
4. Key West

Four things I’m looking forward to in the coming year:
1. Living in Petoskey
2. More fun times with Lance
3. Graduation
4. perch fishing in Tonto with dad and mom

Four friends I’m tagging:
1. Jenna DeJonge
2. Betsy DeJonge
3. Ernie
4. Emily Elling
Here are some more pictures of my trip to Florida...ENJOY!

My Aunt Cathy and Uncle Brian have a condo in Lovers Key, the same place that my grandma has a spot. We went to visit and here is a picture of the pool from up above...kinda scurrry looking down because they are on the 11th floor.
We went shelling a couple of times throughout the week, we found some really cool ones!
Here is Bel-Air Beach Club from a boat. Looks pretty sweet to me!
Mom and I at Salty Sam's marina. We docked the boat to eat lunch here.....it was a hoppin place.
Posted by Picasa
Here are some pictures from my trip to Florida. I was able to spend some quality time with the family and wish it never had to end. I am already excited for next year...hopefully the entire family can come (Jayme, Dan and Dad that means you)!!!!!

Nola riding in the car on the way to Florida. Both Piper and Nola were very mature about the whole thing and did an awesome job riding in a car seat for 18 hours.
Emily and her little "munchkin". Nola I see you peeking out!
What a good looking family! I wish we were back there right now!!!!
Aunt Betsy and Nola. I think Nola was loving all the attention!!
Posted by Picasa