Friday, July 31, 2015

and now its august

 Here's the grand-dog making herself comfortable.

And that's the end of today.

Hello, August.

love, Val

the end of july

love, Val

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

happy birthday, alicia

 A year ago, this baby girl was almost unimaginable.

But this year, here she is, a full participant.

The next twelve months are looking equally spectacular.

Best wishes on your birthday and always.

Thanks for being ours.

Happy Birthday, with love for always, Jay and Val and EVERYBODY

skiing in july

love, Mom

Monday, July 27, 2015


 We headed to the sandbar to swim, just down the shore from our own cabin.

No rocks, shallow, good for little kids.

 love, Val

Sunday, July 26, 2015

weird storm clouds

 Driving to the lake last Friday, the clouds were weird and wild.

Storms pounded us at some point along the way, but it was okay.

 This gorgeous rainbow seemed to spring right up out of Shell Lake

 We didn't go searching for the pot of gold, just kept on driving

I don't even know.

Tonight we are here, back in town, no strange storm clouds to concern us.

Good night.  love, Val