Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hunting at Camp Osto

Part of the initial inspiration and agreement for Camp Osto, besides the thought of owning our own little piece of land, was hunting (for Osto) and being able to enjoy nature and the river (for me). The sweetest part is the combination of the two tied together with people we love, especially our kids.

This weekend was the youth bow hunting opener and Osto and Bird were able to share Bird's first hunt of the year. Unfortunately, a buck or doe was not to be had, but father/son companionship was the real prize.

They saw 6 doe, a fox, and lots of loud jays. Bird had a nut hatch land on the end of his arrow! Lots of time left for a deer and great memories were made in the process.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Last Hurrah of Summer

Every summer I try to take the kids to the beach for what I call the "Last Hurrah of Summer". Usually this involves a trip to the lovely Lake Michigan Lakeshore to a beach called Kirk Park, which occurred a few weeks ago.

This year we decided to photograph our journey and we found some interesting things on the way - which we shot at the beach and then on the way home.

We hope you enjoy our "Last Hurrah of Summer" as much as we did!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tyler's First Duck Hunt

(shut off the tunes to get live action!)

This is a video of Tyler's first duck hunt, September 19 in the Saginaw Bay. Tyler was accompanied by his dad and Papa Bob who could not have weapons during this youth-only hunt. Congrats T on your first bird and a great start to your hunting career!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

First day of school '09 Pics

Big things are going to happen this year, can't you tell!?


I have been up the last two nights unable to sleep. Luckily I was able to watch Gangs of New York and Hoarders. My insomnia has a direct correlation to stress. And you may ask, what do you have to be stressed about? PLENTY!

The main issue is one that is dividing my community. If you are local, I'm sure you've read about it or seen it on the local news. Its all about a grocery store that will most likely be built where some little league fields now stand. The main issue for me (and there are lots) is that it is very near my home. This has become such a convoluted issue, because the grocery store is going to build the little league new fields. Sounds like a win-win to most people. The other problem is that the land is not zoned for commercial. Our little community has commercial areas that will be damaged by this, two other grocery stores will be closed leaving those giant shells sitting there empty, and on and on....blah. Don't even get me started on the little league.

For the latest news - click here

There, now you can lie awake at night too.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Jenny and Matt

J-Bear and George tied the knot in August! (I'm trying a new video site, so this is a short 30 sec. highlight reel). Turn off the other tunes so you can enjoy!