Sunday, August 21, 2011


 For several summers in a row now, we've celebrated our friend Suzanne's birthday at their camp on Schoodic Lake. Last year, our friend Matt dubbed it "Suzapalooza" and it stuck.  Suzapalooza always involves great people, great food, and the bittersweet realization that summer is on its way out.  But what a gorgeous day we had.

This year also included a very spirited round of frisbee catching off the dock.  We laughed and laughed and had lots of not-so-graceful jumps and misses. 

 This one makes me laugh because neither of us caught the frisbee.

Reed tried probably 25 times and never made the catch, but he flung his body off that dock with such spirit and abandon;  it was a joy to watch.  Next year, Reedo, next year.

the shot of the day!
 After all of Suzanne's jumps, she finally caught the frisbee.  I don't have any good mid-air shots of her, but this one takes the cake.  This photo totally captures Suzanne.  A happy birthday indeed.
With Ange, Suz and Sandi.  Great, great friends on a beautiful summer day.

And Ange with baby Beckett.
 Skyler was not feeling great after having been sick on Friday.  She took it easy for the day, but totally perked up with Sandi's sister Kristy painted her nails.  I see that little smile!

We ended the night with a local firework show and the kids were up until 10:00 pm.  I got up early and ran 8 miles with Susan and her husband Liam, and when I got home at 8:45, the kids were still asleep.  Miraculous!

This is officially my last week of summer.  I'm off to make a batch of blueberry waffles.

Have a great Sunday!


Lisa said...

Ahhh, through your posts and pictures, I feel like I've been vacationing in the great state of Maine! I'm just a stone's throw in MA, but LOVE your world. A lot.

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

Awesome pics! Looks like fun!

Defining Moments said...

you ran 8 miles in 45 minutes?? Are you kidding me? It took me an hour to run 6 miles the other day! I have a long way to go baby! hahaha..
It looks like you have a lot of fun with your it!!

Emilie said...

um, no. I ran 8 miles in an hour and 24 minutes. Does that make you feel better? :)

Emilie said...

p.s. did you read my post about how hard I had to work to run 6.2 miles in under an hour? you just started and you could already beat me!