Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More Barn Pics

Julia having fun on the swing

Swimming time

More water time!

Enjoying the Lake in our boat


More beautiful sunsets


See the face?

Caleb going nuts even on vacation (does he ever stop?!)

Mom and Rebecca

Cousin Missy and the little girls

Mom and Dad went on a little anniversary trip.
Here they are eating breakfast at the Morgan-Samuels Inn near Canandaigua, NY.
There were over 25 different fruits on that platter!
Mom and Dad in front of Belhurst Castle which overlooks Seneca Lake (one of the
Finger Lakes in Central NY)

The "Crew"

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Barn 2009

Hey everyone!

We are at our cottage in upstate NY known affectionately as the "Barn"

We have been having a really great time since we arrived on Thursday afternoon.

Here are a few of the 350+ pics Jon & Co. have taken the last couple days:

Julia is ready to roll!

Arriving at the Barn

The Barn

Guess who?

A beautiful Lake Ontario sunset

Breakfast @ the Four C's

Something is interesting

Lunch for 14 anyone?

The Michelin girl!

Now that's pressure!

Basketballs are flying!


See Joseph? (R hand side)
Jon gets the assist


The sunset on Sunday night

Look out!

There's Jon (Check back next time for Co.)

Hope to put up another post by Wednesday (that is off the record)

Friday, July 17, 2009

SSI 2009

SSI 2009

Pat, Jon, Grace and Melody spent the last week at the Student Statesmanship Institute (SSI) in Lansing.

Since we were first timers we were "representatives" for the whole week.

We were assigned committees, caucuses, and bills to support and oppose.

Our committee meetings were in real committee meeting rooms at the Capitol and the House legislative session was in the real House chamber.

The purpose of this camp was to help students better understand how the legislative system works.

We all had a blast and are definitely hoping to attend again next year!

For more information about SSI visit: http://ssi-online.org/

Here are some pics from the week-

Mr. Muffett - the big boss

MI Capitol

Looking up at the dome.

Dad sitting in as clerk in committee meeting

Deadly enemies from opposing caucuses - Collin and Luke

The guys Jon roomed with - Collin, Luke and Rick.

Jon at his desk on the House floor.

Grace at her desk

Melody as well

Grace giving her speech

All the Reps from our family

The whole group of SSI students we rode with (all from families with 10 or more kids)
Have a wonderful day!