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Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Dave gave strict instructions that there would be no babies on a quad ride but photo ops are ok - Jodie went on a ride and then posed with the kids on Stacey's quad.  Maybe when they are older we can get them on one.  They enjoyed riding in Steve's wagon he keeps up here - Marilou was kept very busy yesterday afternoon.  We got Steve to give one of the kids a bottle - looks pretty good on him - and of course Aunt Stacey was right there to give the other one his bottle - sorry can't name them but you know who they are.  And Jason celebrated his 41st birthday up here - a birthday well spent in my opinion.  We also have Sam the dog up here - his job is to collect all the sticks along the shore and he did just that for hours yesterday - he is very tired but did a wonderful job as you can see all the sticks he found.  thanks Sam!!  And we had our very first camp fire last nite - the kids were fast asleep by the time that happened but maybe today over at Mitch and Joanne's they will get to see a fire.  Paella tonite at the Friesen's - more fun!!!

Monday, July 20, 2015


Even Marilou is up enjoying her time with the babies and a nice vacation for her.

The more hands to help the better!!


So nice to see them all together having fun.


What fun we are having!!!  Family is everything!!

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Susan retired this spring and look what she is doing on her extended vacation up north - rough life!!

Love you Suzie!!

Thursday, July 9, 2015


Thessalon had it's own cowgirl, Bella - Joanne and I were in Stedman's the other day and noticed a couple hanging around the horse at the front of the store.  Bella wanted to go for a ride and we encouraged her - not just for the great blogging opportunity but just to see her have some fun.  And she did have a good ride as you can see.

Speaking of Cow Pokes - take a look at those little cowboys and Jodie and Dave at the Calgary Stampede - when in Rome….see you soon.


It was a busy day on Axe today - Brent and Andrew were working on the siding and the new dock was installed and christened properly.  Joanne and Susan put the new dock furniture together while Mitch built the ramp to the floating dock.  There was room for everyone!!  Joanne and Mitch enjoying a celebratory cocktail on their new dock - Cheers!!


Fun over at Joanne and Mitch's with everyone.  We had a nice campfire after our delicious chicken dinner.  Susan brought up a bunch of chickens that Jack raised and Joanne cooked the biggest one up - 7 pounds!!  they are still eating it - chicken soup was being made today.  Those are my feet and my green zippy cup with my cocktail in it.  I was relaxin'.  Then there is a picture of Mitch's "side table" with all his stuff.  The next day we had a visit from Roger and Ute out for a walk with Tasha.  They were very happy - nice to see for both of them.
The girls had planned our adventure for Wednesday.  It got off to a rocky start but soon everyone was were they should be for our departure.  We headed out for some fishing and rock hunting and just general exploring.  We didn't get any fish but stopped at the Jacuzzi just to look and have a drink - the water was a wee bit too cold for us.  We next found our pink rock site - where we find our beautiful rocks.  We got some beauties.  Then when we were getting ready to go Susan's bike had a dead battery so she rode double with Joanne back out to the road and then home.  I rode Rejean double to get it - you can restart it by pulling on the cord like a lawn mower but we were"t strong enough.  Then we all get back to my place for dinner - sitting outside listening to the birds and trying to identify them.  One was louder than the others and we listened to him until he flew into my Adirondack (?) chair and died :o(
Oh forgot to tell you about Mitch's pet snapping turtle he found in his garage.  He put it in a tote with a rock and a fake turtle and a rock bass.  Well the rock bass didn't last too long and neither did the second rock bass he put in.  Hungry little fellow.  Mitch finally relocated it to Tunnel.
All in all it was a fun day!!

Friday, July 3, 2015


Another fishing opportunity for the guys - and it was successful - 6 bass and 5 walleye and 1 perch!!  It was John's first time on Mitch's new boat but I am sure it won't be the last.  I don't think Mitch is going to be working around the cottage this summer - I think he will be out on that boat all the time.

Not that there is anything wrong with that!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


…from Charlie and Monty and Me!!