Elf On The Shelf 2018, Part 1

We didn’t expect to see Buddy the Elf this year, but he returned to spread holiday cheer, along with some shenanigans.

Day 1 | Roasting marshmallows in the fireplace.

Day 2 | On display with the Christmas cards.

Day 3 | Enjoying some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Day 4 | Embattled in a game of Jenga with a friend.

Day 5 | Just rollin’ with it.

Day 6 | Trying out the tire swing.

Day 7 | Brewing up some Holiday Spirit.

Day 8 | Movie & popcorn night with the Grinch.

Day 9 | Sliding with the penguins.

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Memorial Day Weekend

We had beautiful Memorial weekend weather, with the exception of a bit of rain here and there.  Mike and Sophia spent Friday through Monday at Karen and Tom’s cabin.  Sebastian and I had to cut our trip short and went Saturday morning through Sunday evening.  Baseball practice trumped cabin time.

I took photos only on Sunday, but did capture a little bit of the Northwoods and some cabin fun.

There were many, many tiger swallowtail butterflies in the air and on the ground over the weekend.  Titus enjoyed chasing them.  He never did catch any though.

Titus also enjoyed playing fetch in the water.  We threw sticks and a tennis ball in the shallow water as we are still not certain of his swimming abilities.

Mike, Titus and I took a walk and enjoyed the all of the thing growing along the roadside.

The air temperatures were hot enough to offset the cold lake water.  Kayaking, paddle boarding, tubing, knee boarding and jet skiing were some of the many things the kids enjoyed – thanks Uncle Sean & Aunt Melissa!  We also had a nice pontoon ride thanks to Karen and Tom.

And perhaps my favorite photo of the weekend…

I can’t forget to mention the wonderful deep fried turkey dinner with all of the fixings made by Karen and Tom to celebrate a belated birthday for Melissa and an early birthday for me.  There was also a yummy cake to top it off!

Catching Up

February has past.  March is almost over.  I’ve neglected posting photos over the last several weeks.  Partly because my hard drive crashed and I had to install a new one.  This process was not as simple as I had hoped.  I still have to retrieve photos and documents from the old one.   Luckily the drive is not completely dead and I have a back up of everything.

Here’s a look at what I’ve been photographing recently.

Ice…lots of it in various forms.

Ice and boats.

Snow, tree, pine cone.  I’m sensing a theme here.

How about a new theme.  Sunrises, super blue blood moon and a full moon?

And best of all, a photo before the father-daughter ball.

I’m looking forward to spring and the hopes of warmer temperatures, green grass and no more ice and snow.  Until then…