Sunday, August 16, 2015

Kayaking on Wildcat Creek

We had a wonderful day today canoeing and kayaking on the Wildcat Creek with Steef and Ginette and their girls. It was fantastic, beautiful, great exercise and all the kids had so much fun. We simply cannot believe it has taken us so long to this activity, its so close, twenty minutes from where we live.

We rented four canoes and a kayak for Anja. The outfitters drove us up river for 20 minutes and we had a great paddle back over three hours. Could have done it quicker but the kids wanted to stop a lot to explore. We’ll certainly be doing this again!





















Friday, August 14, 2015

Back to School and Connor to Kindergarten

We had a busy week here with “back to school”. Although they would never admit it, the girls were secretly happy to be back to school and their routines again. The additional highlight however was almost certainly Connor off to Kindergarten. Yep folks, all three are now in proper school and as old as the “where does time go” phrase gets, it’s certainly got some punch! Remember Anja and Isabel’s first days!

To say that Connor was excited would be an understatement; he was giddy to be off on the bus with Isabel this morning. It was adorable; lets just see how long the enthusiasm lasts!!











Sunday, August 09, 2015

IRONMAN Congratulations....


A huge congratulations goes out to Davey Owens and Triona O’Dowd Hill who completed the IRONMAN 70.3 in Dublin this morning. This is no small feat folks, these guys are solid…….well done to you both!

Photos below grabbed from Facebook!






Random Pictures from a wet Sunday Afternoon

Happy Sunday everybody. It has rained most of today so we’re having one of those down days. Ella and Pat went home yesterday so the house is truly very quiet again. I have some random pictures from the last few weeks to show, hope you all are having a very relaxing Sunday afternoon/evening.

I have pictures of some friends over for dinner last night, Heather and Kirk, the kids getting a hair trim, an apple from one of our trees, Anja and Isabel relaxing doing their favorite things, a picture of a beautiful sky I captured on my way to work, some resurrection lilies at a friends house and a picture of a half completed roof job which we have being doing for the last 10 days.











Sunday, August 02, 2015

Walking Tour of Purdue


Today we did a walking tour of Purdue so that Ella had a good chance to see it before she heads back to London. Of course the students are not yet back so it was pretty quiet. Nevertheless we had a great day, taking in the sights of campus plus a visit to Vons, Isabel’s favorite place in the entire world.

In the afternoon we returned to Loeb Fountain, Purdue's iconic fun spot, for some cooling off. The kids have grown since that last two times I posted pictures of them there, here and here.