Monday, December 21, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009


This is a stressful time of year, I know that and I'm sure you do too. I have been thinking of a lot of my friends, co-workers, nieghbors and other people in my life lately. So many of them are filled with the stresses of the holidays and the basic December rush...

But some of them - some of you - may be feeling the stresses of a job loss or the need to find a job, financial needs, a sick family member, an aging parent, trying to sell a home, a grocery store moving into your neighborhood, a loved one serving in Afghanistan or Iraq, wanting a baby, wanting your kids to respect you, wanting to get married, depression, addiction, divorce, dealing with difficult family members, continually having to fix stuff that keeps breaking down, wanting to be closer to your family, trying to graduate (again), losing your company car, breaking your own car doing donuts in a church parking lot, taking a chance on something new, working too much, not living a healthy life, or trying to get a high score on bejeweled blitz!

So for everyone I love and like and admire - I wish you peace.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Hunting Re Cap

Deer Camp at Taylor's (this is about the only picture I can post)

Osto's spike

three point from Kalkaska area

Osto, Dad, Chris

Another successful year!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Thanksgiving in Florida

This Thanksgiving we were blessed to return to Florida, this time with the entire Osto family in tow. We celebrated our first Thanksgiving together (usually we are flung all across the country this time of the year)! We went to Seaworld, the beautiful beach at Siesta Key, and Universal Studios. The weather was cool and rainy at the beginning, but improved by week's end and we finally enjoyed that southern heat we were seeking! The coaster enthusiasts amongst us enjoyed the Kracken, Manta, Hulk, Dueling Dragons, Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket, and many more fun thrill seekers! We loved the shows and Spiderman with its awesome 4-D effects, the Mummy and Men in Black. Chooch and Nana rode lots of the kiddy rides and little coasters (thanks Nana)! (and some of us were excited to see the beginning stages of the Hogwarts due to open in the spring).

Most of all we loved spending time with Nana and Papa, where the grandkids drove the golf cart and swam in the rain and hunted for alligators. The four "big" kids enjoyed our nightly peace and quiet thanks to the Masters, who generously allowed us to use their home. All in all, more great memories!