Friday, August 7, 2009
Coast Guard '09
Last weekend we did our part and helped celebrate the Coast Guard Festival. Our friends Derk and Bethany have a tradition of opening up Bethany's parents' beautiful (and huge) home to friends that weekend every summer. We stayed Friday night along with D&B and two other families (8 kids between us all + Chad and K3...ha ha) and enjoyed a campfire that evening. Saturday morning we woke up to the smell of Derk flipping pancakes and then we went into Grand Haven to watch the Coast Guard parade - all fun until the rain started...and then it got really fun. Afterwards we took the kids back and the kiddos and the daddies swam in the downpour (no lightning...we checked) and we enjoyed dinner together before heading home. Thanks again D&B!