Monday, December 27, 2010

We've had a lovely Christmas. Children are so excited and ready to enjoy the holiday.

Scarlett left milk and cookies for Santa, and was very excited when they disappeared during the night of Santa's visit.

Here's Cathy and Scarlett. Can you see Scarlett's excitement?

Scarlett also left food out in the snow for the reindeer because they had a long journey and got very hungry.
Next we're off to Florida to spend a few days with Steve, Marta, Gabriel, and Alejandra!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My student Saiko and her husband will move to Japan this week. We will miss her!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Scarlett writes to Santa.

Tyler and Kelly enjoy some giggles!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

The "Turkey Pokey" performed by Scarlett and Friends

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Look who was at my house Halloween night! (Plus about 70 others!)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cathy and Scarlett came this weekend and we had a nice time. We went to Flavor Fruit Farms where Scarlett especially enjoyed the animals. She rode on a pony and was able to see a new litter of piglets. We had mild weather for late October so it was a lovely weekend.

Scarlett enjoyed trying on a unicorn costume:

The farm has a perfect spot for picture taking:

Scarlett especially loved the black horse and waited for a turn on him:

Scarlett's hair had a little trimming:

The baby pigs were so cute!

Here's Scarlett having her bangs trimmed on the back patio.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Matt and Tyler eating dinner:
Last weekend Tom, Kelly, Matthew, and Tyler plus Cathy and Scarlett visited. It was a busy time with many activities: going to the park, shopping, football game, eating, and going to the apple farm. It was so much fun and the weekend passed very quickly. Now our house is too quiet!

At the apple farm:

At the football game:

Pumpkins at the apple farm:

Enjoying the animals:

Grandma reads to the boys:

Scarlett and Tyler:

Three generations of football lovers:

The runner:

Cousins at the park:

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Here is Tony in his new jacket. There is a story about this jacket. Please ask me!

Monday, September 13, 2010

We had such a wonderful Labor Day weekend when Steve, Marta, Gabe, Ale, Cathy, and Scarlett came. It was a very busy weekend!
Friday we went to Michigan State, had lunch with Carole and Keith at the International Center, and went to the museum.

Saturday the guys watched Michigan State Football, Cathy ran 20 miles, and Marta and I took the kids to Domino Farms in Ann Arbor to pet the animals. Then in the evening we went to the Chinese buffet.

Sunday was such a beautiful end of summer kind of day, with just a little chill in the air (finally after so many hot and humid days!) We were invited to the lake by Dee and Walt and enjoyed a wonderful ride on their new pontoon boat. Some of the little people got in the driver's seat and took a turn (with a little help) navigating the waters!

So much fun!!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Here is my student Michika who is moving back to Japan this week. She is lovely and kind, a very good student, and we will miss her. Good luck to Michika and her family!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

We just spent a few days in Northern Michigan. First we went to Mackinaw City where you can see the beautiful Mackinaw Bridge.

Then we went up to Munising and Marquette to spend some time at Lake Superior.

Then we went to St. Ignace where we like to go to Mackinaw Island and hike the 8 mile perimeter of the island.

It was a wonderfully relaxing few days away.

Monday, August 16, 2010

More pictures of Scarlett from this weekend:

Good news! Steve, Marta, Gabriel, and Ale will visit us Labor Day weekend!! I can hardly wait.