Wednesday, July 23, 2008
My dad turned 80 on Memorial Day this year and my brother Gary had a fantastic cookout at his house. We picked up the cake, and decided to do the skinny candles so we could fit all 80 of them. Well, it was windy, so Dad only had to blow out one candle because we couldn't get them to stay lit, but it still counts!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Over the July 4th weekend we went to my family reunion in Port Austin, Michigan. The Schwanitz farm has been in the family since the late 1800s and remains in the family due to the love and care of my cousin Matt and his wife Monica. They have spent a lot of time and money on improvements and restoration and they have really brought it back to life. I can't imagine how it feels for Dad and my uncles to be able to revisit their childhood home and see things put back to the way they were back then. We had a fantastic time, and even though I took about 300 photos, I wish I had taken more! Blogger only wants to let me show you 4 of them, so here are some of my favorites. I really like the picture of the three nails- not sure why, maybe it's the antique spider web ;)