Home Sweet Home!

Yes, it’s true…we are back from our wonderful vacation to Michigan!  The trip this year was amazing (as always), and we brought home so many great memories from another two weeks at the cottage.  This post is simply a space-filler to keep this site moving until I am able to assemble the BIG Michigan post.  We snapped soooooo many great pictures during our...

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That Special Time Of Year

It’s hard to believe the time has come to make our annual trek up to the cottage, but it’s true!  And while Jen and I are incredibly excited that we begin our road trip tomorrow, it is nowhere NEAR the level of excitement being displayed by the kiddos.  They (almost) literally cannot wait!! The map above represents our journey across this great country,...

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Pictures From ‘The Rock’

One of my favorite parts of our trip to San Francisco was our tour of Alcatraz .  Sure, I have read about it…and seen movies about it…etc. – but none of that could prepare me for just how powerful of a place it is.  The amount of amazing history and scenery was too much to absorb in just a day, but we did our best.  Even though there were hundreds...

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San Francisco Made My Feet Hurt!

Phew!  We are back from a wonderful vacation…and without a doubt, San Francisco is one unbelievably fantastic town!  Since we were able to cram so much into our trip, I thought it best to break it up into a few separate updates as opposed to one monster post.  For today’s update, we will focus on just exactly ‘where’ we went, and...

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Matt & Jen Go To San Francisco!

So, looking at our schedule, it would seem next to impossible to envision Jen and I escaping for 5 days on our own…but low and behold, we were somehow able to make it work!  That’s right, Jen and I are departing for San Francisco this coming Wednesday, and we could NOT be happier!!  Why are we going you ask? You see, it was just ten short years ago (July...

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Camping Season Has Begun

Hooray…the camping season is finally here!  This past weekend Jen and I took the family up north to Carter Lake, CO.  While it wasn’t the most ‘off-the-beaten-path’ site around, it was a good first trip of the summer.  Since we are going camping three out of the next four weekends, it was nice to get the camper out  and make sure everything...

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An Amazing Michigan Vacation

Wowzers!! What a trip!! Well, we finally made it back home from our annual trip to the cottage…and just like every other year – we cannot believe what a great time we had!! And since it worked fairly well last year, I decided to keep a short journal to remind me of what we did each day.  That way I can get in as many details as possible without having to...

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Bugs!!

Each year the ‘Michigan Trip’ post is one of the more difficult posts to assemble – and this year is no different. Since it’s taking a little longer than expected to sort through the 100′s of pictures and pages of notes, I thought I would post a little ‘teaser’ of our trip to Michigan! Click on the image above to be taken to a...

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The Family Reunion – 2008

Even though our summer is shaping up to be one of the busiest yet…we didn’t let that stop us from making our annual trip down to New Mexico for Jen’s Family Reunion! We left on Friday morning (July 4th) and spent 2 nights in Mora, New Mexico with our family. It was a great time and we are so lucky to be able to spend at least a few days with our loved...

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A time to get together…

As most of you know, my Granny passed away last week – which is why I never got around to updating the site. In addition to the wonderful visits with family, we were able to grab a number of great pictures during our visit – and I ended up making a short slideshow to capture some of the better ones. Even though the circumstances were what no one wished for...

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The time of our lives…

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq_kSJ6eBBI] WHEW!!! Well, we’re back home…and we just can’t believe what an amazing vacation we had!! In an effort to get in as much of the details of our trip, I kept a short journal to remind me of what we did each day. It’s not intended to be the most thrilling read ever, but rather to explain just how...

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Welcome to ‘Camp Oldweiler’

So for those who don’t know, Jen and I recently purchased a ‘Pop Up Camper’!! While we enjoy tent-camping, we realized that it was going to be too much of an effort to get-up-and-go with 3 kiddos. In fact we only have been a couple of times with Cameron and Ellie, so we felt anything we could do to help ourselves take the kids camping was a good thing....

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