Saturday, August 04, 2007

Life in pictures

I haven't been a very good blogger lately. We have been so busy this summer and we are really enjoying every minute of it (despite everything else)! We've been spending alot of time in various pools and lakes - the boys are turning into fish! Seriously, though, we have had a great time visiting with current friends, reconnecting with cousins I haven't seen in years, having fun at various pool parties and generally enjoying the beautiful sunny weather.

So, in lieu of posts, here are some pictures from the past month:

First of all... my silly boys!


Enjoying the new boat and swimming off the dock:





Visiting friends in Indiana:
Ryan adores dogs of all shapes and sizes. If there is a dog to be found, Ryan is usually not too far off. So, Ryan had a lot of fun with our friends' 3 dogs. This picture is almost enough to make me want to get a dog. ALMOST...but not quite.


Spending the day at African Lion Safari:



At the beach in Grand Bend:


19 comments:

Tara Marie said...

I just loved looking at all of these pictures....what a glorious summer you all are having.

Mauzy said...

thanks for sharing your pics and I am so glad we were able to see you this summer! It does look like you all have been busy, and having fun. You deserve it!

jenjerjack said...

It looks like your family is having a great summer!! I too have been neglecting my blog as these summer days are just filling up quick. I saw your pictures at African Lion safari and realised that you can't be that far from me... I'm in Hamilton, Ontario. If you are every over this way, we would love to meet up with you!!
Take care and enjoy your summer!! :o)

Kei said...

Great pictures. You have had a busy summer, and the smiles on everyone's faces show how much fun it's been.

Kitty, Nathanael's Mom said...

hahahaaa @ that fuunnny picture!

I'm glad you're really living it up this summer. During those long cold months it's good to get out there and soak it all up isn't it?

Bennetts said...

What wonderful pictures, you have an amazing family...
Take Care of yourself.....
Our prayers are always with you...
Rose, Chases mom

luvmypeanut said...

I'm just stopping by to totally pressure you into coming to Indiana in Oct!!! I am shameless!

I do love the pics! The boys are growing so fast!

Nicole said...

It looks like a great summer! I'm so glad we got to spend some time together. Your boys are adorable!

Kris said...

Hehe...I love the funny face pictures. I am just roaring with laughter. Your summer looks grand!
Hugs,
Kris

Leticia said...

Those pictures tell us all we need to know about your summer; awesome!
I am hosting the first ever Down sydrome blog carnival tomorrow August 12th, on Cause of Our Joy http://cause-of-our-joy.blogspot.com . If you have a favorite post about Down syndrome to share, please email it to me ASAP, and I'll post it.
Don't worry if you missed this one, we'll be doing this every week on different blogs, so you can join in another time, or host it yourself. I just thought this would be a great opportunity to get to know one another better and spread Down syndrome awareness.
Hope to see you at the carnival!
Leticia Velasquez

Shannon said...

Looks like a great time!

Tara Marie said...

Just wanted you to know that I have been thinking about you.....and sending you lots of love.

Anonymous said...

Dear Tom and Annette
Love your pictures and grandpa is so proud to take his children and grandchildren for the boat rides.
What can we say!! It's great to see your joy through your pain Annette. We have been praying daily for healing and will continue to do so. Keep enjoying your good days, may they be many!!
Love and greetings from P&S in Newfoundland where we are camping

Anonymous said...

What awesome pictures!Looks like the boys are having a sweet summer. Too bad the weather isn't agreeing with the rest of our summer!!! I'm glad to see Ryan still loves dogs!
We continue to pray for you daily Annette. Lots of Love, Coby and boys

Mauzy said...

Hey, did you get my email? Thinking of you!

Tara Marie said...

Are you as cold up there as we are down here? It has been rain, rain, rain and no hotter than 63 degrees.

I hope you are enjoying these last days of summer and please know you are always in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, TM

Lisa said...

Love the pictures...especially the silly face boys...too cute! Glad you have been enjoying the summer and am so happy we got to spend some time with you and your amazing family. You are in our prayers!

Laura Q said...

Looks like a wonderful summer.... that first picture is a riot! Hope you are feeling well.

Mom to Rhett said...

Wonderful!!! I love the one with them riding the elephant. Looks like you had a great summer!!

I agree with Jan.....you deserve it!!