Oh Summer of 2016…Thanks for the Memories!

It’s been a while since my last blog…and here’s why:-

It’s been a wild ride!!!

In looking back on this past Summer, it’s almost a blur.  It began with our visit with the Lewin’s to our Michigan “Golden Girls”….


check out the beautiful hand crafted bird houses Jann made for us!  The detail is amazing.

Visit with Jann & Nancy

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Then, our Formula 1 Gang

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…and that was a wild ride (no pun intended!)

Rosie & Connagh extended their vacation and Mikey took them for his 32nd visit to Niagara Falls!  Each time a friend and/or family member comes from England..the first thing they want to see is the Falls!

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Oh wait!!!!  No Niagara Falls Pics..because..  Wait for it……I wasn’t there!

Did I mention our family keeps growing?????……

Michelle and Todd’s Gig

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In the mean-time, we try and make time with our grandchildren and neighbours…



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And our beautiful Goddaughter’s confirmation….

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Ade & Alina’s Visit

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Yep…yet another visit to the Falls…..Mikey 33rd!

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But it never gets old…

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Stopped in for a great dinner with our amazing friends, Kevin and Sally!

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Labour, Delivery and forever BFF’s!

Visit to the Lewin’s Lake House

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Fly in visit from our Golden Girls…

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Journey learning to swim!

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……and the moment our grandkids wait for each year….The Tinker’s Cottage!

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Newest addition to the Tinker’s home…Maya!Tinker's Cottage 2016-107

Maddie and Jordan were delighted to ride the sea doo with Mike Tinker!Tinker's Cottage 2016-53

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One of the most memorable days of this Summer was when ALL of our children and ALL of our Grandchildren, daughters and son in laws and even Mum came to the cottage…AMAZING and melted my heart.  A day I will forever cherish.

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Accomplishing new feats!  Rock Jumping!

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and there was this!  The infamous “outside shower” where it took Jordan 1/2 hour each day to arrange the towels so nobody would peek!  Best Shower EVER!day 6!-96

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Amazing voice Maddie has!

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Joey enjoying the jammin

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..Finally we spend some quality time with Mike and Lisa..

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Thank you Mike and Lisa from the bottom of our hearts.  Your generosity made many of my family so very happy.

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I have to stop here….and get out there and enjoy the day!

To Be Continued……………

As you can see…



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