Monday, May 28, 2012

A Memorable Memorial Day

We had a great Memorial Day Weekend, especially Memorial Day.  I went on a walk for a local organization called Warriors Relief Fund which provides for families of mobilized service persons and recently returned veterans and their families.!/media/set/?set=oa.10150871728948640&type=1

Then Susan and I took a cruise on the Marquette Harbor Cruises!/media/set/?set=a.372138049509702.82547.100001405308242&type=1 and in the afternoon Sergei who is staying with us and his girlfriend Alexis took the trip and we took pictures from the land!/media/set/?set=a.372164042840436.82557.100001405308242&type=1

Between cruises, there was a delicious ward picnic at Bishop Blotter's house!/photo.php?v=372134549510052
We visited with Andrew's family at Mattson Park where Hudson was his usual cute self!/photo.php?v=372123172844523

Angela called in the evening and wanted us to see Caleb's first experience on the new swingset!/photo.php?v=372135759509931

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ben the tree lover

Ben and I took a walk on the North Country Trail along the Dead River.  The trail is marked by blue blazes.  On our way back from our picnic, Ben sees the familiar blue marks and says,"I love that tree."  He proceeded to hug and kiss each of the marked trees for the last part of the hike.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Cool time at the beach.

It got hot Saturday afternoon....90+ degrees.  But at the beach with the stiff breeze, it was ideal.  Hooray for Lake Superior!

 The young man and the sea.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mothers' Day Picnic

We had a beautiful day to celebrate Mothers' Day at Presque Isle Park.  Jerry & Virginia; Jean and children Mark and Amanda/Nick with their children; Beth/Stuart and children; Andrew/Sabrina and children; Angela/Ethan and children; Susan & me.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A spring hike

 The 11 year old Scout patrol took a hike last Saturday, but it was mostly a family affair with James and Stuart; Andrew, Austyn, and Hudson; non-member (of the family) Tristin Clark; me and Buddy.  Hudson is quite the happy wanderer.  Here he is as the leader of the pack.
 Tristin, Hudson, and Andrew.
 This beaver dam was the highlight of the hike.  Tristin, Austyn, and James.
Hudson wanted to be busy as a beaver.

Honor Flight Getaway

We went to Escanaba on April 25th to support the Honor Flight (click for pictures and video; click on see all on posts) as Ground Crew and made it into a getaway for two nights, staying at the House of Ludington.

 Susan relaxing.
White caps viewed on Bay de Noc from our window.

Friday, April 13, 2012

On the Trail to Eagle

Congratulations to Austyn and James on earning their Tenderfoot Awards at the recent Court of Honor for Troop 370.Scoutmaster Collins presents Austyn with his Tenderfoot Award as Sabrina and Andrew look on.
Beth and Lille watch James receive his Tenderfoot.
Troop 370.