Friday, June 20, 2008

Countdown to GROTON!!!!

It's official!!! The trailer is here to be packed up and there are only 7 days left. Here we come!!!
This is the official invite for Groton '08. All are welcome to stop by and visit. June 28-July 5. You can click on any of the images below to better see or read. All directions are listed and phone numbers for contacting us. Hope to see you there!!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Father's Day 2008

Father's day was spent on the newely expanded deck with now plenty of room for entertaining. My brother Greg and his family came up for a BBQ. Here are the two DADs with their kids. Earlier in the day I had received a poem written by Cait and some fishing poles and a book from Lola and Bella. Can not wait to use them. Note to self....get fishing license!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Echo Lake

This year for Father's Day, Cait was with us. Donna had a shoot in Burlington in the afternoon. So checking out the web for attractions in Burlington I found the Echo Lake Aquarium and Museum at the Leahy Center on Burlington's waterfront. It turned out to be a great little place to visit. We walked the building checking the exhibits about Lake Champlain and Vermont. The last exhibit was by far the best. It was an exhibit about the human body in motion and they had a white video screen that when you walked in front of it a bright light cast your shadow onto it and was recorded. You could dance with your shadow. We all took turns trying it out and were even able to email the video recordings to our selves. I hope to find a way to post them as well.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

First swim

This is what pure contemplation looks like, a dog deciding whether to swim or not

Lola, I'm not kidding, Its OK....come on....I'm right here. Nothing to worry about. I have your frisbee....come get it.

He must think I'm a fool or something, that silvery stuff looks cold.

Sure it's OK? Really? Mom, Do I have too? Oh....Alright........

See! Not that bad. Feels good on this hot day Huh?

Friday, June 6, 2008

Unbelievable cribbage hand

Donna and I are avid card players, playing every night after dinner usually. Cribbage has been out latest game of choice. This night as many nights Donna had a commanding lead and pegged right to the end just missing winning by one point and was sure to peg out on the next hand as I needed 17 points to go out. She was ready to play out when I revealed my hand as you can see.......15-2, 15-4, 15-6, 15-8, pair-10, pair-12, run-15, run-18, run-21, run-24.....Thats right 24 points and a WIN!!!! A sweet victory but short lived as Donna kicked my ass there after as she does quiet often. But 24 points!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Ashley's Birthday

This is my stepfather Ashley, at his 80th birthday party celebration. When I was three years old Ashley asked my brothers and I if he could marry my mother. My brothers at ages 8 and 10 did not have a problem with it. Me being only 3 replied "No!" When Ashley asked me why, I told him it was because he smoked. He then said if he quit smoking could he marry my mother. I replied "No!" He then asked again why? I told him "Becuase you don't have a dog." You see when my parents were divorced my mother got us three kids and my father got our dog, mother told us kids MAYBE if she ever re-married we MIGHT be able to have a dog. So in the mind of a three year old I thought she would have to marry someone who already had a dog. When Ashley assured me that he would quit smoking, and we could get a dog I then gave my approval to marry my mother. He never had a cigarette after that day and he took us to the pet store without my mother knowing to pick out a dog the week before they married. Our dog Daisy was part of our family for 15 years. Being only three years old when Ashley became part of our life I don't remember a day in my life that he wasn't my father. Many of you would describe me as a strong independent woman, i guess thats the advantage of being raised by two fathers

Here is my mother and Ashley at the celebration. SMILE?!?

Ashley and Me! ! !

This is Cathe DeMarco the Commander of the State of Vermont VFW. She traveled just to attend this function for my stepfather.
The party was held at Post 7779 in Hyde Park, Vt. which Ashley founded and built the hall.