I'm just getting around to posting a few pictures from a business trip to the LA area (Long Beach specifically) way back in May. The pictures are from the couple hours I took in the evenings for sight seeing. All in all, it was a good trip, though I'd be perfectly happy never passing through LA International Airport again. First comes a few pictures from Shoreline Park, in Long Beach.

Busy Summer

We spent a few days in June at the Kent cottage. My parents, sisters, and their families were there also. We had really good weather. We celebrated Fathers Day, Brian's birthday, and David's birthday. We spent our time either in the water or at the campfire. While we were there, Chase got news that he will be laid off from his job at the end of July. We are staying optimistic though that he will find something soon.

Crystal Mountain

We went to Crystal Mountain last weekend with Tim, Nancy, Kyle, and Jacquie. Chase used to go skiing with his family and with the Pollacks at Crystal Mountain when he was younger. He also skis with Sam in our yard. I have only been to Thompsonville to go to Mike's for the annual canoe trip. I used to cross country ski with my family when I was younger, but hadn't skied in a long time and had never downhill skied.

I am finally getting around to posting pictures from Christmas. We spent Christmas Eve going between parties at Chase's grandpa's house and my dad's house. Thankfully, they live across the street from each other. We spent Christmas day at my mom's house and Chase's parents' house. Christmas break made me look forward to summer vacation. As usual, I was not ready to go back to work. Chase did not get much of a break since he was asked to work over Christmas.

Happy Halloween!

We went to my dad's house on Halloween to celebrate Benny (10/31), Jackie (11/1), and Angie's (11/2) birthdays. Ryan, Aaron, and Dylan went trick or treating dressed as Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and Yoda. Unfortunately, we did not take any pictures. We're not sure if we got any trick or treaters at our house, but I really doubt it since we live so far out in the boonies. HUGOMORE42 We did take pictures at our party on November 3.

More pictures

We spent another couple hours at Panara, and Heidi has posted some more pictures. First, are most of the pictures from our trip to Gatlinburg, Tennesee back in June. Next, we have a couple from the Kent Cottage. Finally, we have some from the Bolen Cottage. We're not caught up yet, but we're getting there.

Soccer Pictures

We finally were able to post some more pictures. The new album has pictures from some of the nephews' spring soccer games. They were posted from Panera, and it took over an hour to get them uploaded. At that rate, it's going to take us a while to get summer pictures up until we get some broadband at home.

Light Pillars

Here's a picture of some light pillars I took last night. It's a little blurry because it had a 24 second shutter speed, and I was using a barstool for a tripod. I can assure you that 24 seconds seems like a much longer period of time when you're standing outside in below freezing temperatures waiting for a camera to click.

Chase, Heidi, and Family