Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Here is a LARGE compilation of photos from the past couple of months in no specific order

Ryan and Heather on their BIG day 9/23/06

Janelle at Sleeping Bear Dunes on Lake Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dune and the pristine water of Lake Michigan

Our Friend, Rhonda, presenting "Emergency kits and planning for Natural Disasters" to Janelle's students at Summit Academy

Seth the "poser" during a run in our favorite park "Lake Erie Metro Park"

My beautiful wife, spoiling me with beautiful food! Notice the apple pie in the background, and the scrumptious Finnish Pancake in the foreground. Janelle thinks I only wanted to take a picture of the food, and that I put her in the picture for good measure. :o) She is getting used to my obsession with food, but is trying to keep me level headed about it. She is treating me royally!

La Dolce Vita

Carrie and Jon
THE absolute COOLEST couple, and not only because they came to visit us in Michigan :o)

Dear Friends in Lake Erie Metro Park

SUNSET along bank of Lake Erie and the Nature trail

Nephew Gabe, chilling with Aunt Janelle during our afternoon visit with Shanea, Marshal, and kids in Port Orchard, Washington. We were able to make a quick visit to the Puget Sound after Janelle's brother's wedding back in September.

Janelle's dear friend Jodi, who joined us on our trip to visit Dan and Jo in Tacoma.
Cool story really. Seth goes to medical school and meets really great friend Dan Solverson from Rockford Illinois, meanwhile, Janelle is back in Newberg Oregon, and meets this really cool friend at a singles group, called SURGE, who is originally from Rockford, Illinois. Seth and Janelle get married, and the two friends discover they know each other from high school days.

Outside Dan and Jo's Church in Puyallup on a gorgeous Autumn day, and we got to enjoy Dan playing piano for worship.

Inside Shanea and Marshal's new home during final construction phase

The Ideal Portlanders

We were blessed with a fun filled hour of catching up in an exquisite coffee/chocolate shop in the "Pearl" with Wendy, Andy, and Shasta.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Hiking in Sleeping Bear Dunes on the shoreline of Lake Michigan

The living room with "touches" from the wife