Monday, June 25, 2007

Scraptacular Weekend

It's that time of year again. Scraptacular Weekend at the cabin. There was 5 of us from UWEC there this year. The weather was great and the company superb! It was so nice to reconnect with college friends and rejeuvinate myself. Thanks for coming and can't wait to do it again!

Only a couple things went wrong. Right when we got there someone found a spider. No big deal- I can handle bugs. Well this guy had a body the size of an apricot and hairy legs. Eww! Back to the woods for you buddy. I think it was a Wood or Wolf Spider. I'll spare you the image.

The whole group. Miranda, Steph, Julie, Steph and me (with the Great White legs)

Deer in the morning.

Scrap break with a roucous game of UNO.

Sat. night we needed a snack so we made garlic bread. I take a gander to see flames in the oven. Did I freak? Nah- I just said, "Just a moment, there's a small fire in the oven" got the fire extinguisher and took care of business. Of course the ladies were smart and shooshed me out while they aired out the joint.

Then we lost power for about 1 1/2 hr. on Sat. No big deal- beer break down by the lake.

A quick group shot before the horseflies attacked.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

18 Months Old

Where does the time go? Bennet is 18 months old today. Craziness. She's changed so much in the last 6 months. She's a chatterbox (has the Trunnell/Hessling gene there) and her latest favorite words in response to when she hears a train or dog 'Choo Choo' and 'Aaaaoooo'

Started the day with a new measurement on the door.
Ma- get your big hand out of my face please.

Grandma T and Aunt Katie came to visit the afternoon/night before.
Bennet did not want a photo. She wanted to run!

Hanging out with Aunt Katie. I missed it, but I guess they were head bobbing to music together.

Typical scene. All curled up with Stoli, Jones and blanket. Her bestest friends. She's gotten quite good at carrying all 3 at the same time.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Father's Day Weekend

We spent Father's Day weekend at the cabin. The weather was amazing! Bennet slept horribly all weekend. Nick and I spent the better part of the wee hours both nights up with a screaming toddler. Just go to sleep already! :) I hope she goes to sleep better tonight.

We found a little box turtle walking around the cabin. Bennet touched it and liked it at first, but then wanted to sit in my lap for safety.
On Saturday the girls went into town when the guys fished. Went to a couple little shops and an art gallery. Bennet just wanted to play in the bird baths. (Carrie- check out the CUTE pink & brown outfit!)

Grandma Sweeney has made friends with some of the deer. One has been named "Bella" and sleeps right by the propane tank. Grandma & B put out corn and they'll come within 5 feet of you. Nick wagers that they'll be eating from our hands come fall. Wee!!!! Do it again Dad!

Happy Father's Day!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Summer at the Cabin

We spent the weekend at the cabin. I hadn't been there since last October, so it was long overdue. It was a much needed relaxing mental get-away. The weather was perfect too. Nick and Roger spent all day Saturday working on the boat. Changing the oil, installing an electronic anchor, battery charger and depth finder. She's purring like a kitten! The Sea Nymph is back in action.

Nick and I found a mouse hiding in the dresser in the bedroom. I pulled open the drawer to empty it and it was staring at us with it's beady little eyes. Of course we both shreiked like little girls. As if it would do any harm. So I'm hoping it decides to find a new home where we won't see it.

Bennet had a blast. Playing in the sand, peeling bark off the trees, and generally exploring everything in sight. It's so much fun to see her up there. This time last year she wasn't even crawling and now she just sprints down the hill. And to think this time next year they'll be two of them enjoying the Northwoods.

My favorite photo from the weekend.

Off to slay the fishes!

Friday, June 1, 2007

International Perspective

For a recap of our big weekend from a different perspective (and alot of cool photos), you can go to Carla's Blog by clicking on her name!