Saturday, November 26, 2011

October 2011

Well the boys spend the first Saturday of the month at the Diggety Dog Festival in town and had a great time. They even took Aspen along.  Rob got in some kayaking in Virginia with a great group of friends.  We celebrated Thanksgiving with the Winner crew at Aunt Lynn's house.
Winner great-grandchildren.

Winner grandchildren & great-grandchildren.


Kiley & Adler

Spend some time hiking at the Nature Center.

Andrew had a great trip to Brumbaugh Fruit Farm with his class. Mom & Isaac even got to come along too.

The kids spend a few days at Aunt Peg and Uncle Jim's house and they always have a great time with the kids and they even came home with some leaf prints. Rob and I got a night out and we got to see a great group, Dailey and Vincent, at Memorial Hall. Rob and I tackled the Winner family pictures this year and we were really happy with how they turned out.

favorite pic of the day

Celebrated Rob's 33rd Birthday.

We finished off the month with some great trick-or-treat and a dinner out with the Browns.
Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

September 2011

Rob & I started off September with a Labor Day weekend trip to Albuquerque, NM. My cousin Andrew Gulick and his beautiful bride, Jovanna, were married in front of a wonderful group of friends and family.  Our kids were home with Grandma & Grandpa Winner and had so much fun. The first night on our trip we got the opportunity to ride the cograil to the top of the Sandia Peak for dinner at the High Finance Restaurant with the Gulicks. We had delicous food and most menu items included the green chili.

Beautiful mystery flower at the bottom of Sandia Peak.
Uncle Jim, Susan, me

Gulick family.

Jill, Susan & me

Uncle Jim & Aunt Peggy

Uncle Bob Gulick, Pam, Uncle Bob & Aunt Sally Troiani

Susan & Mutta

Mother & Son

Kelly  rockin the bridesmaid's dress

Jovanna & Andrew

Jimmy, Jeanne, Jim, Nate

Uncle John
  While we in NM our neighbor called to let us know that one of our tallest and beautiful hickory trees had been struck by lightening overnight, dopping the top 20 ft of the tree into our neighbors yard, and they were unable to get the fire out. They had to call the fire dept to finally stop the smoldering. We were so sad to see this tree go, as it provided such great shade for our yard. Rob was so happy though, that the hammock was saved and it did not fall on the barn.

Andrew was back at school this month. He is working on his writing his letters and loves playing on Laura's playground at St. Mary's. Andrew has also taken on a passion for playing solitaire so we'll have to get our cards out and learn a few card games. Isaac and Andrew are really playing well together these days and love to wrestle, play tractors and swing. Erin is climbing on everything and loves to knock down the boys towers/buildings are they spend all day working on them.

Later in the month, I enjoyed a weekend away with Nancee, Tanya and Jena to celebrate Tanya's 30th Birthday. Shopping, food and relaxing. You couldn't ask for a better time with some great ladies. Congrats to our niece, Lauren who was the 1st grade homecoming attendant at New Bremen last weekend.

Friday, September 16, 2011

August 2011

We rounded out the summer by finishing the basement, dinner with House family, visit to The Wilds, a few birthday parties, celebrating Isaac's 3rd birthday, dinner with great friends, celebrating the baptism of Leah Elaine, camping with dad, going to the Great Darke County Fair, watching John run cross country and sending Rob back to school. It was an amazing month of new adventures and lots of time at home with the kids. Oh, did I mention poison ivy and more poison ivy.

Isaac sitting by his favorite John Deere at the Great Darke County Fair.

Pick up the pace pony!

John racing for Milford in the Boys open.

Playing with Nana at the cc meet.
Sweet boy on his 3rd birthday.

Firetruck cake by mom.

Isaac was so happy to be the center of attention.

Great Grandparents Winner and Tangeman with kids.

Erin in her new outfit from Aunt MaryAnne.

Anna enjoying some free time.

Isaac and godparents MaryAnne & Tyler.

Great Grandma & Grandpa Tangeman.

Wadding in the creek with Jeff & Trevar.

We love to camp with dad.