Thanks for the compliment smallbattle.
Stories to go with the pics...
1.) This was taken while hollering at my middle daughter Jen. She thinks its funny when I get mad and so she took a picture when I was trying to convince her to clean up her room (she somehow didn't get the "neat" gene and her room is a perpetual mess). I don't remember when, but somewhere along the line I lost control of my family
2.) Taken at the Bowers Harbor Inn up in Traverse City MI by my youngest daughter Elizabeth. If you're ever up that way, its a beautiful place to eat. We had to wait for a table so pre-dinner drinks were in order (beers for mom and dad, root beers for the kiddos <img border="0" alt="[Beer Me]" title="" src="graemlins/beerme.gif" /> ). Gorgeous patio under the pine trees, they had a harp player, and we watched an utterly spectacular sunset. The kids still talk about it
3.) I took this one of the family. The spousal unit surrounded by Jen, Liz, and Zach. It was on a ferry going over to Mackinac Island MI. Got a little chilly, even in July. Mackinac Island is great fun, however, be sure to bring your Visa $$$