Archive for July 2009

I am thinking about a certain person when I hold this sword, can you guess who? Alex, hard core warrior, Matteo, looks like more of a lover not a fighter…. just like his dad ;) Saying goodbye :( The girls are missing the boys, they also announced that they are going to miss the perks of having the boys here: ice cream more than once a week, staying up later, going golfing, general fun and POP TARTS! These are a treat at our house and so we bought them for this visit. Only one box left….   Leave a comment

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Posted July 18, 2009 by joyfulhouse in Family, Photos

This is one of my favorite pictures. I have loved these boys since they were babies. Matteo was our first nephew and I wrote a little song for him as I rocked him for the first time. Alex and Matteo are growing into fine young men and I cannot tell you how proud I was of them each time I introduced them to our friends. How many teenagers do you know that have manners enough to stand and shake hands with an adult?? They were wonderful and we are missing them already. Until next year,…. I hope!   Leave a comment

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Posted July 18, 2009 by joyfulhouse in Door County Life, Family, Photos

Matteo and Kristi, youth making plans to beat Rick at the games, Alex pointing to the WINNER…. lot’s of testosterone on the track but my man beat it all!!! Go cart crew. Playing Put-put in which Rick beat us all AGAIN! Rick, a little worn down from controlling all these teens :), still the best in my eyes!   Leave a comment

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Posted July 18, 2009 by joyfulhouse in Door County Life, Family, Photos

Three fine men! Alex, Matthew and Matteo   Leave a comment

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Posted July 18, 2009 by joyfulhouse in Family, Photos

Dancing in the kitchen, more fun than doing dishes!! Then, below that, the best Italian meal we have ever had. Mateo and Alex cooked for us tomato/shrimp pasta and a tomato/basil/onion over pasta. It was SO good. Hey boys, cooking like that looks wonderful on your husband resume!!!! :) Thanks for the great meal.   Leave a comment

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Posted July 18, 2009 by joyfulhouse in Door County Life, Family, Photos

Washington Island Fun, learning about bees at the Nature Center, riding the ferry, fighting in the ferry’s cabin, one brave swimmer who collected flat rocks for Annie to make a rock tower with, eating at the Albatross and enjoying being together!   Leave a comment

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Posted July 18, 2009 by joyfulhouse in Door County Life, Family, Photos

We did lots of laundry with all of our visitors over the last few weeks. This is what I found on the line one morning when I went out to hang clothes…. a lone pair of cousin’s underwear which a certain cousin of the opposite sex refused to touch and take off the line!! I guess cousin love ends at the laundry line :)   Leave a comment

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Posted July 18, 2009 by joyfulhouse in Door County Life, Family, Photos