Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Psalm 82:3

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lovin' Michigan Summers!

We have had a great summer and this weekend was no exception!  Most of our time on the weekends is spent in, on or around Lake Michigan.  We love to take full advantage of the lake and all it has to offer.  We started our weekend on Friday night with dinner in Saugatuck.  Our family/friends Robb and Katie joined us for dinner along the river on a perfect night!

On Friday night Scott and I took a walk to Big Red and the South Pier in Holland.  The lake was quite rough, but it was another beautiful night.  Later that night we headed downtown to join Scott's sister and bro-in-law, Lisa & Mike at New Holland Brewery.

Many Sundays in the summer are spent boating on Lake Michigan with Scott's family.  This Sunday the lake was too rough for boating, so we spent the afternoon together at Oval Beach.

On our way home from Oval Beach, Scott and I noticed that Taste of Saugatuck was going on that day until 7 pm.  So, we rushed home to change clothes and headed back to Saugatuck for dinner.  We ate some delicious fish tacos (yes, Kate L.- they were great!) and a few other goodies from local restaurants.

Summer weekends will soon be ending, but we have so many things to look forward to this fall!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Children's Books on Adoption

While we are in this time of waiting for our referral, I decided to start a little library of children's books relating to adoption and/or diversity.  We feel that it is so important for our child/children to know their adoption story even at a young age!  So, I started searching for adoption and diversity related children's books and found some great ones.

These are all great books that I would recommend!

I have my eye on a few more that I have not purchased yet:
The Skin You Live In  By: Michael Tyler
The Colors of Us  By: Karen Katz.

Let me know if you have any suggestions for must-read children's adoption books!