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Moving: Part 2 - Michigan Time

Since my family lives in Michigan, it was the perfect place to stop for Labor Day weekend. We had a nice get together with family on Sunday afternoon and we also spent time with both of my grandma's. A few other family members dropped in here and there, so we saw a lot of people.

A bonus is that Wilbert's brother is student teaching nearby, so we were able to see him (and meet his girlfriend). We met up on Saturday to look for Jacob Talen's grave site and found it without too much trouble in the North Holland Cemetery. Here are the boys by their ancestor. We learned that he moved to the US with his second wife and daughter when his son (the great-great grandfather) was 27 and already married and established in the Netherlands. So that explains why all of the Talen's are still in the Netherlands.
We also met up with our friends Aaron and Cheryl who live in Grand Rapids. We were able to meet their two month old baby as well. She is a peanut and it was fun to think that soon we will have a little one like that. My mom had the wonderful idea of having them over for supper. She even made most of the food. But, I think there was an ulterior motive here.
She wanted to hold the baby. While we ate, she held and fed the baby. She said she was practicing being a grandma. My mom is pretty excited to be a grandma. She was telling everyone she is going to be holding our baby on December 2. I am pretty sure that I won't have to do too much for my baby while my parents are here. And from the picture, you can tell she is pretty good at taking care of a baby.

Get ready for the next installment...crossing the border.

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