Sunday, April 11, 2010

Marley Rae's Birthday

April 10, 2010 - Marley Rae turned a year old today! We hosted her birthday party at our house with family and friends.

Marley opening some of presents, this one, her piano, from grandma and grandpa was one of her favorites.

Marley getting her first look at her cake, she devoured the entire thing herself!

Marley enjoying her cake!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


This was the view out the back door this morning when I got up to let the dog out. She did not want go because the wind was blowing right in the door. I had to carry her out because she refused to go. She weighs 45 lbs... so that was fun.
Yay - winter has returned to Wisconsin!!

Our house in the snow. There is not much snow in the driveway because of the wind, it is all piled at the bottom. The picture doesn't do justice for the drifts at the bottom!!

A pathway from the back door. They say we only got 6 inches of snow, I don't believe it... we have way more than that!

Looking down the driveway across the street. The bare spot is from the wind, so less to shovel, however it is piled deep at the bottom of the driveway!!

The Governor closed all University campuses today across the state, along with all state offices. Every school district was also closed. I can't remember when that happened last.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Boy Scout Camping

Some pictures from our camp out last weekend. You can't ask for better weather in November, 65 degrees! The boys cooked dinner and breakfast the next morning.

Roasting hot dogs over the fire...

Making pancakes the next morning...

Working on the Indian Lore Merit Badge...

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hazel, our new addition

Here is Hazel, our new dog. She is a sweet mutt. A mix of Blue Heeler and Coon Hound. You can tell the coon hound when she barks. She is pretty mellow, but is a good runner. We adopted her from the Human Society, she came in as a stray so we don't know her history. She is nice mid size dog, short hair and loves to lay on the couch!!

Erika and Hazel
Max and Hazel

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Chalkfest, August 2009

Justine participated in Chalkfest this year as an artist. Chalkfest is when local artists gather in Wilson Park and draw their art all over the sidewalks for people to enjoy. They are also judged and reviewed. There is music, and all sorts of stuff going on throughout the day. Start one in your city!

I know, I know, I haven't written anything for over a month. I was swamped with finals and getting some painting done on the house, both of which are now done!

Check out her art below...

Friday, July 17, 2009

More Marley!

Here are few pictures of Marley - she is growing so fast! She is 3 months old already. And this is pretty much how she is all the time. A very happy and content baby, her mother is sooooo lucky!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Camping in Door County

For the 4th of July this year, we returned to our tradition of camping in Bailey's Harbor which is on the peninsula of North Eastern Wisconsin. It is beautiful up there, surrounded by the Great Lakes. We used to do this every year when we first moved here, but have done other family activities over the 4th for the last few years. We changed to a new site, it was huge! Skott and Jodi came with us also and we all had a great time. We got a new tent this year, it is kinda big, 9x13, and 80 inches tall so I can actually stand up in it!! That is why I bought it! We also got a new air mattress, so we were camping in style! The camp ground is awesome, a nice pool, playground, free popcorn and tv in the game room, nice bathrooms and showers! We already made our reservations for next year! There is a big parade, craft show, music, food, all that fun stuff to on the 4th.

Here is a picture of our campsite, there were 4 tents for 9 people. It has a lot of trees, and parking for our 4 cars! We have the same spot next year.

Marley went with us to, it was her first camping trip and she did really well. She loved to look at the trees and especially the fire! She was mesmerized by it!

A picture of the kids just before the parade started, it draws a huge crowd.

This is Kenalee licking Jodi's dirty foot for $1.00!