Thursday, July 22, 2010


Summer is here! I just loved the more relaxed atmosphere of not having to rush every which way. The kids are sleeping in and the pressures of life are light. "So where you been, Rau?" you might be asking? Well, I didn't say I wasn't busy, it is just a way more FUN version of busy!

Summer started out with little league. All the kids played well and T made the All Star Team. It was a fun (and sometimes stressful year) with Osto coaching and me having to watch T pitch.

We've had some great trips to Camp Osto with the kids and their various friends. We had some SUPER tube trips and looking forward to more fun there in August when hopefully the adults can have a turn! A huge upcoming event at Camp Osto is the addition of POWER! YES!! More to come on that in future posts.

T spent some time in Bay City with Papa Bob in a fishing tournament in June. They didn't have the success of prior years, but I know they both look forward to this event and love the competition and time together.

Cal Trish has had a busy social calendar spending a week in Pentwater and another in Grand Haven! She's always on the go and really enjoying her summer so far!

We had a great time with our friends celebrating Amy T's 40th at a surprise party. Osto convinced the crowd it was keg stand time and then the party really started!
We also had our annual 4th of July with the Ungrey crowd. Always fun and a really great show this year. Next year will be fun with new baby U in the mix.

Last weekend the kids and I went to Bay City to see the Tall Ships. It was like a history lesson. We swam at the beach and had fun with Papa Bob and Hunter Osto who came along.

Papa Dan took the kids to Grand Haven for an evening trip of beach, ice cream, musical fountain and summertime!! I'm not sure who had the most fun.

Soon we leave for the Rau Cottage for a week of pure blessed nothing. Too much food, drink, sunshine and water. A perfect summer vacation for sure!

Then...August brings a family reunion, a trip to the U.P. and the annual family Camp Osto extravaganza!