Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Summer Macation.

As Simone says, "we went on macation".  Our annual resort weekend with the Vogels.   Cullen, Jack, Stella and Simone had a blast swimming, roasting marshmallows, building sandcastles and just being kids.  The grownups had a great night out thanks to two local babysitters.  The best part for everyone is getting away from home and hanging out.  

High Cliff Park.

On a recent day off, the kids and I visited Red Cliff Park in Galesville.  We had an awesome adventure.  I'm not sure what was actually the best part:  the swing bridge, the cliffs, the waterfall or the picnic.   If anyone needs directions, give me a call - or just let me know when you want to go and we will join you!

Monday, July 7, 2014

No wake.

When the water is above flood stage, you are forced to find recreational activities on land.  No boating, no tubing, and not a lot of swimming to be had.  Therefore, we've been spending our time biking, playing baseball, shooting squirt guns and hanging with the neighbors.

Ondov-LaVigne family bonding

The La Vigne and Ondov families have been the best of friends since the early 1980's.  Thanks to Libby and Brooks, we were recently able to get together with the next generation.  We laughed a lot, played a lot, drank a lot and ate a lot.  We were almost complete - just missing Brigette, Mason, Dirk and Drew.  Therefore, I think we need to give it another try!

Wowee's Babies

My dear grandmother, Marie Moore aka Wowee, is now an angel watching over us.  She graced the Earth with her presence for 94 years.  We have so many memories cataloged of this sweet and sassy lady.  She loved life, art, sports and most of all, her family.  Even at the end, her eyes always lit up whenever there was a baby around.  It was so great to see all of her grandchildren and most importantly, her great-grandchildren playing together after the funeral.  I know she was looking down on us with a huge smile - completely overjoyed at the family she created.  We love you and will miss you forever Wowee.