In July we spent a wonderful few days at the Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells with many of Cindy's brothers and sisters and their children. Justin and Travis made the trip from Colorado. Dan and family came from Illinois. Sue and family and Cate and Jer joined us from Minnesota. We all stayed in a beautiful condo where we could sleep, cook and eat together. We really hope to make this an annual tradition.
While at the Dells we took a ride over land and water on the Origial Wisconsin Ducks. And we spent many hours enjoying the waterpark that is part of the Wilderness Resort. We all loved swimming in the indoor and outdoor pools, floating on innertubes and riding the water slides. A couple of the afternoons the kids even got their naps in while floating around the indoor lazy river on the innertubes.
Justin and Travis Visit|
Another highlight of our summer was when Justin and Travis came to Minnesota for their annual summer visit. They drove in Justin's brand new car. They joined the family in the Dells and even came to stay at our house for a couple of days. While here we treated them to a trip to Camp Snoopy, a Teeball game, and lots of playtime in the backyard.
Parties for Friends/Neighbors|
The kids all have summer birthdays and so we had lots of birthday parties. On Shelby's birthday we celebrated in the Dells with all the cousins. On Joey's we invited over a few family friends for a barbeque. And on Annie's we invited all the kids from the neighborhood and their parents into our backyard for a little party, including a pinata.
Annie made a new friend this summer. We took care of our good friends', the D'Andrea's, dog Lina a couple of times and Annie and Lina got along great. Annie liked having a dog around that liked to play fetch and followed her everywhere. Mac kind of liked having another dog around too.
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