Thursday, July 03, 2008


Hi Everyone - We LOVE summer. Since I've last been here we have been having fun in cottage land. First was father's day and that was great - we spoiled dad - he got a bocce set, crocket set, 2 XBOX games, the XBOX play and charge kit, and a book called McMafia,and a nice lounging lawn chair - oh yes and the "dad" willow tree angel b/c he needed to be represented in my collection - dad was really spoiled and had a great day and John had a great 20 oz steak!!!

We also spent some time at my sister and brother in law's cottage at Lake Metigoshe that was alot of fun, the weather was great and the kids had soo much fun.

Then the last weekend in June we spent our first weekend of the year at our cottage, for those of you who don't know where it is, it is in Lake of the Woods, which is in Ontario. We spent this last weekend of June/July 1st with our friends Jonathan and Karen and their kids Josiah and Jessie, we had sooo much fun, the weather was great, we had a fire, we set off fireworks, even the one day it rained, I went swimming (which is probably my favourite thing to do, I love swimming in the rain or just plain old swimming in general). We are now home for a short bit and then heading back out to the cottage for another 10 days.

Hudson and Oliver are continuing to do well, they are slowly getting over bad bad colds and its hard to believe that on the 13th they will be 6 months old - where has the time gone - Jackson is his chatty little self and just loves being outdoors teaching his brothers new things everyday.

Me and my boys keep ourselves busy with a mom's group, going shopping, we attended the daycare BBQ and also went to John's work for a BBQ - its fun just hanging out and doing things with my little men.

I also am about to turn 33 - I told someone a little bit ago that I was turning 32 - I guess my brain isn't up to par but I will be 33 this year and my 32nd year has been a good one. Also, John and I will be married for 5 years this July 26th - we were chatting the other night thinking wow 5 years ago did we ever think we'd have a house, 3 kids, a mini - van, we are just incredibly blessed and life is soo good.

I hope you all are having a terrific summer and I'll post more pics soon.

Here is Jackson getting ready for the boat ride on the pontoon(spelling?).

Oliver and Hudson, best buds, they always like to hold hands :)

Jackson is getting braver and braver floating in his life jacket, he loves to put his face in the water and blow bubbles and he really like to drink the water

Daddy and Oliver



Mommy and her buddy Jackson - he just woke up from a nap

Sleeping Beauty Jessie, she is a little princess among all these boys!!!

Hudson and Oliver in swimming gear - they haven't been in the lake yet, but once their colds go away they will be ready!!!

Jackson loving chocolate chip pancakes:)

Jonathan and Karen out on a canoe ride

Jackson having fun in the little boat filled with water

Oliver and Hudson like to hang out on the boat, they love the rocking of the waves

Look at my smart Hudson reading his book - just maxing and relaxing, enjoying cottage life

Oliver would rather be napping than reading :)

Jackson loves his car and driving it on the waves

Jessie and Hudson, we're still not sure if she wants Hudson to be her boyfriend or Oliver

Jessie showing a little leg for her man :)

Josiah and Jackson getting ready for the fire, I think Jackson is trying to steal some marshmallows from the bin.

Hudson and Oliver ready for the fire



Josiah and Jackson ready for fireworks, they were real troopers, it was really late but they were so excited to see the little show that John and Jonathan put on for us!!

Hudson at 5months
Oliver isn't the only one that gets to wear orange :)

Oliver at 5months

hurry up mom and take the picture, I can't smile forever :)


mr zig said...

Great pics! Makes me want to take Rachel to the lake - or at least to the beach... hm... perhaps that will be on the agenda today!

Aunty Cathy said...

I love my boys! So cute! I just want to snuggle them:)

The Craven's said...

Sooooo cute!!! The twins are really growing. I can't wait to see them again.