Thursday, August 30, 2007

August 31 - Part Two

Happy Anniversary to Dan and Nancy Osto!
39 years of wedded bliss! Nancy, how did you do it!?! I mean, Dan, how did you do it!?!
Just kidding! Your enduring marriage is a testament of your relationship. We look to you for love, support, advice and inspiration daily. We love you!

In honor of your anniversary (and because I didn't get you a "real" gift), I decided to transform you into my favorite Gray's Anatomy characters. Weird, I know, but I am a geek. Dan you look a lot like Patrick Dempsey!

August 31 - Part One



Monday, August 27, 2007


Our vacation at the family cottage was great. It was so hard to get back in the groove today. It made me wish I had two weeks off to delay the work thing as long as possible!

It was "Pirate Week" up at the family cottage. We decked out the pontoon with a mast, sails, the jolly roger, a fake rat, a telescope, and six rowdy pirates - complete with swords! The kids painted and decorated swords Papa Bob and Nannie Pat made for them and then we set sail! We "arrgggh'd" our way around the lake and swam and played on the island. Later we found someone had dropped off a cool surprise for the kids. It was a Pirates of the Carribean lamp that moved and played music. They thought it was so cool (and so did the adults). On our second trip around the lake, two days later, a nice lady in a passing boat gave us a homemade peach pie! Being a pirate is pretty awesome, even in 2007!

Some of the other pictures include the guys fixing the road next to the cottage, swinging on the giant tire swing, playing in the "fort", hanging a bird feeder, tubing, roasting marshmallows and enjoying the campfire, taking the annual trek around the lake and more great northern fun.

I have so many great memories from the cottage with my brother and cousins. It is great that my kids are making memories there too! We can't wait for our next trip there.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


I have two more days of work until I am officially on summer vacation! We are both taking a week off and heading north to my family's cottage. The plan is this: nothing.
Sure, we will swim, tube and fish and lay around and eat too much - that's a given. Perhaps a trip to Mackinaw Island? And definitely lots of running (gotta make sure I can run that hill in Newaygo)! (Who knew I would ever plan for that?)

We are always excited for this summertime ritual where we spend time with my parents, and my brother, sister-in-law and nephews and neice.

Two more days....time is like a turtle!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tubefest 2007

Tubefest 2007 was a success! We had great weather and a lot of fun. Thanks for coming to Camp Osto everyone, can't wait to do it again.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Great Kid Shots

No Teeth Cutie!

T-bird lands a big one!

Osto Kids love the Black Beauty

"Spy Boy"