Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Winter Fun

This winter has brought plenty of snow to our portion
of the U.P. and with it the chance to test out Matthew's
snowmobile :)

James was glad to get a ride with Christopher...

...and for Matthew's help learning how to skate.
This part proved to be a little more difficult than he
thought it would be, but he's getting the hang of it now.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Beautiful Winter Destination

I've always wanted to visit Iroquois Point in the winter
and that is where we went on my birthday this year.

It was a stormy day and we were able to get some
pictures between snow squalls.

If it looks like it was cold, that's because it was! :)


    We had to wait in the car for the snow to clear before running for the beach to get a couple quick pictures.  We managed to get back to the car just before the snow started again.  We're talking white-out can't see the water anymore snow.  It was pretty impressive.  Fun birthday trip!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Christopher is 16!

Now that Christopher is 16, he should be able to figure out
one of life's most challenging questions…

…Where is that music coming from when I open the card?

Happy 16, Christopher!
We love you!!!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Sibling Photo Shoot

One of the reasons I'm not entirely sane any more is
the attempting of a sibling photo shoot.

Can anyone else out there relate to the following?

This attempt number 31…..

Thankfully we did get one good one.  Did you get that?  ONE
I now have a nervous tic, but it's done.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Jonathan's Birthday

So, being a little behind doesn't even come close to adequately
describing where I am right now…totally overwhelmed probably
comes a bit closer.    For the first time I wasn't even able to get a 
birthday post done in a reasonable time.  Blah!!!!

It is no less significant though!
Jonathan had a great 21st birthday and we
were all able to celebrate  together on the Sunday following.

A team effort got all 21 candles lit before the wax
started dripping and ….

…being a good brass player, Jonathan blew them
all out and also blew a considerable amount of wax 
on the top of his pie :)

Happy 21st birthday Jonathan!!!
We love you!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Costume Recital Prep

The ladies have a costume recital each fall in their studio
which the students seem to really enjoy.  This year, however,
it was requested that the teachers join in and wear costumes too.
This instantly meant that Miss Emily would have some more
work to do :)

Emily is the one who made all the costumes.

Here, she is getting close to finishing Kristin's.

They all turned out well and I'm sure she's thankful to
have the job complete!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Playing for the Preschool

We finally found a time when most of us could play
for the preschoolers--not an easy task.  I finally gave up
on the idea that we would all be there.
We were able to have a quick rehearsal
before the kiddos came...

…then the teachers brought the children in.  They were so
well behaved and listened so well!
It makes playing for them so fun and worth the practice and
instrument hauling.