Thursday, July 17, 2008

summer

i greet you once again from the lovely western shore of michigan. we will be here, as usual, for an extended amount of time, soaking up the rays and enjoying the cooler temperatures. my parents are always kind enough to host us without either losing their marbles OR kicking us to the curb. so, for THAT, i thank them profusely.

i realized it's been awhile since h made a blog appearance. his hair has gotten really long, and is now, in fact, longer than his sister's. this creates no end of glee for the girl, who has morphed into a camo-garbed tomboy this summer. so here is h in his goggles after having explored the depths of lake michigan. this is the first year, believe it or not, that he has consented to swim underwater. we never pushed him, and after 9 long years, he is finally discovering the joys of swimming.


we were lucky enough to have a visit from my high school pal tracey and her son kailash who are normally found on the small island of koh tao off the coast of thailand in the gulf of thailand. the kids spent a fun day in the sand while tracey and i reminisced. below is the lovely lady who was once my maid of honor about a zillion years ago...


that's all for now. today is a wee bit overcast, so i may take the kids to a movie or sumpin'. although, it's terribly tempting to curl up with a good book while they're giggling at old woody woodpecker cartoons! more on what i'm reading in my next post. promise.

6 comments:

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

What a wonderful way to while away the summer! I think I need to adopt a family who own a house on a lake...

Susan in Italy said...

It sounds like you all are having such a great time! I can't wait to go on vacation too...

Autumn's Mom said...

Bury your toes in that sand for me will ya?

gmcountrymama said...

Yay the beach! We just got back from our beach vacation at the Jersey Shore. And yay to underwater swimming!

Booklogged said...

It's so good to get back on the blog thingy after a long hiatus and find you still here. This is my 3rd summer of vicariously enjoying your vacations in Michigan with your folks. Such fun. Sounds like you had a great visit with your high school chum. Hope the rest of your visit is refreshing. Let us know what book you picked up to read, if you did.

Victoria said...

Looks wonderful! Pics of kids with goggles are always so cute and youthful.