Sunday, July 27, 2014

John Deere Fan

Here is a nod to all my John Deere friends. Connor loves his cap. It was a gift from Julien earlier this year when they visited.

Bike Riding Today

I went on three separate bike rides today. A one mile trip with Connor this morning, three miles with Anja at lunch and twenty with Lynne this afternoon. Love the summer.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Michigan Vacation

We just arrived back from our annual Michigan vacation. Just like the previous four years, this was a fantastic trip and on so many levels. Primarily it was very relaxing, something we all needed. We mostly did our usual activities, driven by the kid’s desires. The highest priorities all week were, fishing, swimming, picking berries and ice cream.


I have many photos shown below, which also feature Lorraine’s cousin Frank and his friend Wayne who visited us on Wednesday evening. Thanks again to Randy and Lorraine for sharing this holiday with us, we had a great time as normal.





























Saturday, July 05, 2014

Anja the Cake Baker


Our 4th of July weekend continues with a very relaxing day today. We didn’t really do much other than chill out on the deck in the backyard. 

Anja, however wasn’t going to be slowed down. She went online and found a recipe for a cake, she fully prepared it herself, with literally no help from us other than the oven. Note, we made her do it outside so cleanup was a one step hose operation. She even made the chocolate frosting. It was a great after dinner desert. Well done sweetheart, great cake.





Friday, July 04, 2014

Happy 4th July


Happy 4th of July everybody, it’s a fantastic morning here in West Lafayette; we're all looking forward to a relaxing day. For those of you outside the US, today is one of our rare national holidays where everybody takes a day off. We always put out our flags on national holidays and the kids love the tradition. Another tradition we seem to now have is a flag cookie/cake, something Brooke started. Ann jumped right in and did the same with the kids this week to much approval by all.




Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Anja's Broken Arm


We had a little accident today. Whilst having a great time at the park this afternoon, Anja jumped to catch a bar, missed it and landed on her arm. It is now broken. She will get it casted tomorrow morning first thing. She has been a trooper though, not one complaint.



Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day

Happy Fathers Day to all you Dads out there. We are having a relaxing Fathers Day here (I am anyway but Lynne is in the garden weeding). I had a wonderful cooked breakfast this morning, two great presents and hand-made cards. What more could I ask for? Anja did this nice book, which was dedicated to me…..


We also called and spoke with both Grandad’s this morning, it was nice to hear their voices on this special day.






Sunday, June 01, 2014

Happy Birthday Mum


We’re all thinking of you here today Mum. Hope you have a very relaxing birthday. I have to say, you look fantastic in this photo.


Fantastic Weekend


The end of a fantastic weekend. I feel like we did lots of exciting things but also got lots of stuff done, mostly in the garden. The weather was perfect, kids were well behaved, hung out with some great company, ate and drank lots (probably too much actually). I’d like to say we're all set for another week of work but nothing about Monday morning ever seems that exciting. Have a good one everybody!