Everything you never wanted to know about our family and various other subjects.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Thrill of the Catch

Our lake has been a hotbed of fabulous fishing this summer.
Last week Grandpa Dave and Grandma Arlene
came out to show us how to clean the catch in a new way
(or an old way, depending on your point of view).

Then we ate the fish with French fries and our fingers.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Lazy Days of August

I love August! 
 It's when our summer slows down just
a bit and we can enjoy life for a few weeks before the
rat race that is school around here gets started.
Here's a couple of rats to say "hello".

We've had some outdoor fort building.

Water sports, including bailing out the paddle boat regularly.


The family bookworm, this summer.
(Can't complain about that!)

A bit of kitty cat lovin'.

Shared some Thursday's with friends.


Set up a towing service for younger sibs.

And even managed to figure out these air-filled kayaks.


Friday, August 14, 2015

An Evening with the Fam

After a day of playing on the lake,
we gathered around for a campfire.

But there were new army men calling from the sandbox,

which caught everyone's attention.

The troops must be organized.

They all got involved with the logistics,

including a couple of girls in their pajamas.

Caught a quick pic. of the guy who hides from the camera lately...

and the little kids in action.

Then back to the intense battle scene.

These two wandered off to play catch,

which left no one enjoying our lovely fire.

The smell of popcorn brought them back around.

Well at least a few of them, anyway!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Signs of Love

Matthew's welcome home from a Boundary Waters trip a few weeks back.

We did a little love note for Dan, also. 
 Just because he works so hard for all of us.