Sunday, January 24, 2010

Big Elk Ice Fishing Contest!

Last weekend we spent Saturday afternoon up at the Big Elk Ice Fishing contest.  Lorin's brother owns a bar up on the Musser Flowage and sponsors the contest each year.  Some years the weather has been awful (two years ago the high for the day was like 20 below zero) but this year the temps were in the 30's and the sun was shining.  We had a nice afternoon enjoying what Wisconsin winters have to offer.  Hayseed and Julie came with us for the afternoon and several of his other family members were there.  Here are a few pics from the day.

 Lots of fish being caught.  Doesn't it look like the kids did better than the adults?????  We had a nice afternoon.  Thanks for the fun!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Give a Day - Get a Day

Next month we are planning a trip to Florida. Hopefully the weather won't be as cold there as it is right now. Lorin was just checking the forecast for Orlando this week and the warmest temp is 65. Tonight their low is 24. That isn't much warmer than we are tonight. Some friends of ours are there this week - I hope the weather forecast is wrong and you get wonderful temps and can swim, etc. Anyway, when we go we are planning to do all the typical "kid" things. Go to Disney a couple of days, Discovery Cove, Sea World and probably to the beach for a day. Disney has a program running this year where if you donate your time to a designated organization, you can get a free pass to Disney. So, we signed up for Project Linus. We had to make two blankets for each of us - 10 blankets. Here are the ones we made. They are quite specific on what you can make, size, colors, type of blankets, fabrics, etc. but, we had a good time. Well, I am not sure if Lorin and Morgan thought so, but we did accomplish our goal and got them completed. Aubree also completed some cards/artwork to go along with them. Project Linus distributes to children and teens that are in the hospital, have experienced losses/tragedies, etc. They distribute 75 blankets per month (on average) throughout Northern Wisconsin. It was great to do this for that organization and a great lesson for Aubree too. Can't wait to go on vacation.....

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Blog is Here!

Ok - I'm excited. I just started my new blog sharing some of my favorite photos with all of you. It is listed in my blogger list for you to link, so, check it out and let me know what you think. (Hey, that kindof rhymes!) Anyway, Happy Blogging! The address is