Monday, October 16, 2017


This weekend, during a very windy night, this boat broke off its mooring and washed up on the beach. All day Sunday and all day today she was stuck on the shore. I believe the waves let up enough tonight so they were able to pull her off the beach.

Hopefully, there's not too much damage. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Field Trip!

If you look closely you'll see two very happy kiddos in the back window of that bus. They were happy because on Friday the Island's elementary kids went on a field trip. Our first stop was the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point. 

It's a wonderful museum way up on Whitefish Point,
 Right on the shores of Lake Superior.

After we explored the museum and the looked for rocks, we headed south to Tahquamenon Falls.

It was a beautiful spot for a picnic lunch, and, of course, we had to explore the falls. The kids wanted to stay longer, but we had a long trip home.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Sunrise Kayaking

A week or so ago we were lucky to get to participate in a sunrise kayaking trip.  And while hauling our half asleep selves down the hill at 6:00 am on a Sunday was a bit of a challenge, the sunrise did not disappoint.

After a quick tutorial  on maneuvering and paddling we were off. S and I in one kayak, with my mom and K in another.

It was such a wonderful morning to be out on the water; it was calm as could be. We even got to watch the beavers swimming in the cove. There wasn't enough light to get a decent picture, but it was pretty amazing to silently float along as they swam around us.

Did I mention the sunset? It was beautiful...


I may not have gotten good photos of the beavers, but my friend, Mary, managed to catch them...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sorely Neglected

My poor little blog; so ignored; so neglected.

So many things have happened in the last few months,
yet somehow they never quite made it here. 

Hopefully in the next few weeks I'll have some
time to catch up...

Sunday, August 27, 2017


This past weekend ended up being rather hectic after my dad was in a bike accident. He's just fine now, but when he was dizzy and nauseous after hitting his head, we were quite concerned.

A trip to the ER, three staples, and a night in the hospital later, the neurologist was confident he was just suffering from a nasty concussion. A few days of rest  and he should be as good as new.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Today's Giggle

I stopped at my favorite thrift shop the other day and giggled when I saw this. I'm not sure why I found it so funny, but it made me laugh out loud...

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Lucky Girl


A few days ago my daughter decided to look for four leaf clovers in our front yard.

After finding her first one, she ran in the house, excited to show us her find. But, of course, one clover wasn't enough, so she popped back outside to keep looking.

By the end of her search, she'd found a total of five, four leaf clovers. All five of them are currently tucked away in my Grandma's giant dictionary until we can get a frame for them. Looking back, I think we should have gone down to Doud's that day to get a lottery ticket.