Saturday, December 31, 2011

December Kite Surfers!

Walking the Petoskey State Park beach on a bright sunny mid-December day, Erich and I spotted some kites in the distance and got some pretty good photos as we got closer.  The surfers were thrilled to have such a nice sunny day with good wind so late in the season.
Bright sunshine, fierce breeze, waves not too big - perfect day for kite surfing

Can you see all three kites in this pic?


Headed back to the beach

All three over the beach, sun is about to set

A big colorful seagull??

All three together

Boards on the beach


Sally and Bob invited us to the Madrigal Singers Dinner at the Perry Hotel the weekend before Christmas.  Bob has played the role of King Robert, emcee and joke teller extraordinaire for over 20 years and he does it well!  The dinner was great, the students who sing are wonderful and their costumes were magnificent!

Mary, Erich, Bob, Sally
King Robert

Petoskey High School Madrigal Singers


The last week of December is for "undecorating". 
 One more photo before I begin...something a little different.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Rain

Thanksgiving Weekend
Holy Childhood Church
Harbor Springs, MI

Friday, December 2, 2011

New Life

A sincere thank you to Jim and Jenice for inviting me to be in the birthing room when
 Ellis was born.  It was one of the most amazing, heart warming, spiritual, and moving
experiences I have ever had and is a memory that will live in my heart forever.
A gentle kiss from new dad to new mom with baby's
tiny fingers showing -just minutes after his birth

Jenice holds Ellis just before he is officially weighed

About a half hour after his birth, Ellis looks
content  with his beautiful mom and proud dad

Skype Toast*

Erich and I had a nice Skype call last night that ended with a toast to Skype!
This is the Skype Snapshot I took of it.  Ah, technology!

*or..What life is like in an international relationship