Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

We are die-hard memorial day service attenders.

We stayed through the rain, thunder and lightning and even some hail.

They quickened-up the service so we could get to our vehicles and out of the weather.  We moved on with our day and had our usual picnic at the school and then on to ice cream, of course!

Ben did some jumping on the way.

We always have to take our walk across the bridge.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Camping at Clear Lake

Doug and I did a little camping this weekend.

We had a good weekend.  Did some garage saleing.  Found some awesome treasures.  Enjoyed some warm sunshine and a few moments of cold and rain.  Watched some movies.  Ate some great food.  Enjoyed campfires.  Ben came up and visited for a bit.  Ellie and Isaac stayed one night.  P.J., Nicki and Neena drove up Saturday afternoon, and Nicki spent the night.  Played Farkle.  Great times and memories.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ben's Grad Party

All ready for the party to begin!

Just waiting for the guests.

And they finally arrived, and boy did they show up.  We estimated that 150 people attended the party!

The rain arrived with the guests.  It wasn't a total washout though, just rained on and off for a better of the day.

After the guests left it was time for card and gift opening.  It was a great day.  Lots of friends, family and celebrating.  Well done Ben! Congratulations.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Doug gave me this beautiful plant today.  Looks great in the screen porch.

Ben surprised me with one of his welding sculptures.  Very cool Ben, I Love It!

My gift from Ellie and Isaac.  A cool tin filled with rick rack.  Just what I wanted!

Thanks for being such a great family.  You guys are awesome!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

25th Anniversary Celebration

A gift from our kids.

We celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary with Ellie, Isaac, and Ben at the Laurel.

Of course the meal wouldn't be complete without their famous popovers.  Ummm!

After enjoying our popovers, soup and salad, we weren't very hungry for our main course.

No meal is complete without dessert no matter how stuffed we feel, so off to Stillwater for some ice cream.

A stroll across the historic lift bridge was next.

Our family.

The only way we wanted to spend our anniversary, with our family.  I wouldn't change a thing. Today or any day in last 25 years.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Walk in the Woods

After stripping a layer of paint off of the interior end caps we went for a walk in the woods.  It was a beautiful evening and the forest is greening up.  We looked for morel mushrooms with no success.  Maybe after a couple of days of warmer weather they will start to emerge.