Monday, November 30, 2015

"The Middles"

Our middle guys seem to have been doing nothing but growing
lately.  Well, they've been eating too…a lot :)


It's so strange for me to see this picture.  Last year at this time I
could still look down at both of them--ahem.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Oldest Daughter…Oldest Son

I've wanted this picture for quite awhile...


Jonathan just may be a bit taller than Emily :)

Friday, November 27, 2015

Our Ladies

We managed to fit in a few family pictures on 
Thanksgiving.


Emily and Kristin provided Helena an "arm chair"
to get up in the world.  I'm pretty sure she will
never get that tall in reality, but it was fun for the moment :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Concert Prep

Sometimes it doesn't seem worth it trying to get those
outdoor concert promo pictures...


We were trying to get a good pic between snow squalls without
ending up too covered in snow.  This was the only one that worked
since the others had the girls absolutely covered or obliterated in snow :)

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Beautiful Snow

We got our first snow which required removal today.


It was so peaceful and beautiful down by the creek.

At 17˚, the creek was just beginning to freeze.


Helena and James were so excited to get out and play in it.  We only got about five inches or so, but they had a great time anyway.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Miss Emily and One of her Cuties

I was able to sneak in and get a quick picture of Emily 
teaching today.


This little girl is ten years old and thankfully never noticed!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Taking a Pause...

This evening we just had to take a pause to enjoy this glorious sunset.


It was a beautiful end to a very stressful week.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Hiking "the Pit"

So…our lovely ladies went for a hike Sunday afternoon
with a friend.  


We have a gravel pit behind our property which is
a great place for some exercise.


It was a beautiful fall afternoon!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Bird Confusion

This pileated woodpecker probably gave 
himself quite a headache….


…he spent several minutes pecking away at
our very solid concrete birdbath.  Ouch!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Flying High!

After many, many cancellations due to typical U.P.
weather, Matthew was able to get back in the air.


Matthew was still smiling even though his instructor
had played a well-executed trick on him…he pretended
to be too sick to fly and Matthew fell for it!


Matthew prepared for take-off as the sun was 
beginning to set.


He was up in the air about thirty minutes before
sunset and it was a beautiful time to fly!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Flutist's Greeting

Emily learned this fun greeting at an institute this
past summer, and shared it with Helena.  I thought
it was fun to watch.


Now Helena will just have to learn to do it with
her medium flute :)