redneck birthday party

DSC_0965 Although Rebecca turned 15 during our Wisconsin trip, we celebrated with family a couple weeks later.

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And, Aunt Nay is always a pro with the lighter.

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Did you notice the AirVenture Windsock Rebecca found at Oshkosh?

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We’re thankful the Lord has blessed us with Rebecca’s smile for 15 years!

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We’re also especially thankful that Aunt Nay could join us. She was diagnosed with cancer shortly after Rebecca’s last birthday party and recently finished several difficult treatments. Praise God, she’s cancer-free now!

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Rebecca invited family members to bring their firearms for some target practice. That’s her idea of a party:)

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Uncle Ron couldn’t come, but he lent his skeet thrower. Both Rebecca and Christian successfully shot the clays Dad tossed!

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I think even Uncle Matt enjoyed this redneck party!

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Thank you, family, for celebrating Rebecca’s birthday with us!

8.10.14

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Lovely Lodging

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We lodged at a lovely bed & breakfast during our Wisconsin vacation. This was the peaceful view from our room’s tiny private balcony.

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Although Tauschek’s Bed & Breakfast was an hour drive from Oshkosh, this separation from hectic AirVenture festivities was vital to our sanity.

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If you ever find yourself near Plymouth, Wisconsin, please consider staying with the Tauschek family. Steve and Mary Jane are kind, caring souls who provide delicious home-cooked breakfasts and comfy lavender-scented bedding:)

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July 2014
Tauschek’s Bed & Breakfast
Plymouth, Wisconsin

Grand Traverse Bay

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Our 20-year celebration continued at Apache Trout Grill, which overlooks Grand Traverse Bay.

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While waiting for an opening in the dining room, we lounged on the deck, watching the seagulls lakegulls and watercraft. So peaceful.

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Here was the view from our dining table just barely inside the restaurant. Those accordian-style glass doors were a brilliant design choice, in my opinion. A terrific view of the bay!

By the way, my Caesar Salad with shaved Parmesan as well as the Fish & Chips were delicious, but Terry reported his burger to be rather ordinary.

6.7.14
Apache Trout Grill
Traverse City, Michigan
20th anniversary getaway