Wednesday, February 8, 2017

First Day of School

Here are pictures from the first day of school in August.

Charlie started Pre-K and doesn't know what he wants to be when he grows up.  I think he has plenty of time to decide!

Patrick is in first grade and wants to be a video game creator when he grows up.

Jack is in fourth grade and wants to be a train engineer and a video game creator when he grows up.

Monday, February 6, 2017


As I mentioned, we lost several months of pictures.  Luckily I had shared some pictures from our Wisconsin trip with family and was able to recover them, as well as some they took.  So, here are some pictures from our family trip to Wisconsin this summer.  We spent most of a week with Jim's family, celebrating his parents 50th wedding anniversary.  Then we went spent the weekend with my parents, brother, sister-in-law, and their boys at their cabin in northern Wisconsin.  It was such a fun trip!

My beautiful nieces on the dock at the house we rented:
We took a trip into Lake Geneva one day.
It was a cute town to explore and have lunch and ice cream.
LOVE these people:
Breakfast one morning:
We ate dinner on the deck in the evenings.
The yard was huge with a nice firepit for campfires.
Jim and I went mountain biking with his sister and our nephew one day.  It was lots of fun!
It wouldn't be a family gathering without music!
Our kids loved all the attention they received!
 We didn't play quite as much pool as we thought we would.
The highlight of the trip was the boat we rented!  We could all fit on it for a cruise on the lake and many of us went tubing.  Our kids especially enjoyed it!
Fifty years of wedded bliss!
The tubing was spectacular!

Even Maggie, at 2.5 years old, LOVED tubing!

The view of our house from the boat:
The sunsets were pretty nice, too.
Karen and Lenny brought kayaks that we all enjoyed.
The paddle boat was also fun.
Jim's mom drew this picture of the house where we stayed.
We each decorated a square to make this piece of art from our family vacation:
The second weekend, we went up north to my sister-in-law's family's cabin.  Here is a picture of my parents with some of their grandchildren: