Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September Family update

We are settling into our new life here in Gaylord, MI.  The summer flew by and we are eagerly awaiting the birth of baby Lawson #4 which could be any day now (due at the end of September).  Phil is beginning to feel like he has more of a handle on the new job and the kids are doing well in their school work.  A few highlights from our summer days are:

A trip to Ann Arbor, MI to spend time with Sr. Rose Anthony - we also got to see some of the Yamin family and have dinner with Aunt Reenie as well as to spend time with many of the beloved Dominican Sisters - it was a great day!:

 A visit from Walt and Lynn Rasmussen and our trip to The Cross in the Woods;

Some fun times at the Otsego County Fair
William and Miriam participated in the tractor pull

Miriam won 2nd place for her age group(Age 3-5)!
The kids had fun petting and feeding the animals
The kids got to help feed Anastasia Bragg's prize winning veal calf
The cake at the tea party
Miriam attended a princess tea party with Otsego county fair Queen and our friend Anastasia who was 1st Runner up

We finally have all of our belongings in Michigan and are pretty well settled into our new temporary home.  Phil and William went back to Wisconsin over the Labor day weekend to rent the largest moving van they have - a 26 footer.  We are so grateful for the many friends who showed up to help load the moving van - it only took 4 1/2 hours!  Phil's brother Matt and beautiful wife Stephanie graciously helped drive the moving truck out and then we had a great crew of friends here who helped empty the moving van into our storage unit in a super fast 37 minutes. 

The kids enjoy the ramp on the truck

The packing crew in WI did a great job - that truck was full!
There is only one more hurdle in our selling of our home in WI and we appreciate any and all prayers that all goes well with the buyers' financing contingency - we should know any day now...the closing is still scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 15th. 

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