Thursday, July 2, 2009

Loving the Lake

We've been spending a lot of time at Lake Michigan this summer. The kids love playing on the beach and swimming in the calm fresh water and I love how peaceful it is. The best part is it's just a quick 20 minutes from home. Can't beat that!

Irish Twins

Brent's "little" brother, Rich (or maybe "younger" brother is a better description), had a meeting in Chicago and came for a visit. He was in town for his birthday, which meant he and Brent were able to spend a few days together while they were both 36 years old. Brent and Rich are less than a year apart. Brent's birthday is June 20th, Rich's is June 15th, so for five days each year they are the same age, Irish Twins. I can't imagine how crazy 1973 - 1975 were for Brent's mom having two baby boys less than a year apart!

Rock On!

My surprise Father's Day gift has been a hit! We've had to ban a few inappropriate songs from the tender ears of our young kids, but overall we are logging many (maybe too many) fun-filled hours rocking out together as a family. Morgan is great on the guitar and loves to stay on "easy" mode so she can get 100%. Isaac is the drummer--he sticks with them even though a lot of his friends avoid the drums saying they are too hard. Brent and I trade off playing anything that's available. Ethan surprisingly isn't interested in playing, but doesn't seem to mind when everyone else is. Last night Brent played with both Morgan and Isaac, then at about 11pm after everyone (including myself) was asleep he fired it up again for a few songs before bed. Rock on!