Monday, July 23, 2012

Maddie's Birthday Celebration Continued!

As is our custom, we had a birthday celebration in Wolfeboro. We were also celebrating Chris and Brittany's 3rd anniversary!  Like we did for Grace, we started our evening at the Wolfeboro House of Pizza, now called Wolf's, and run by a new owner. She is a wonderful Greek woman named Elainee. We just love her so much! We started our afternoon as a family in Wolfeboro before everyone met us. Madelyn wanted to spend some time walking around the shops in the area. We went to the "penny" candy store, where the "penny" candy was 2 for .25cents! Inflation you know! Then we went to the book store, and then also to the music store. Then we headed to the pizza place and got set up for our crowd of 18 that was going to be dining with us there! We enjoyed 7 pizzas, with some of the favorites being the Hawaiian, and the White pizza. We also enjoyed a lovely Greek salad to go with it!
Attending our pizza birthday bash were:
All of us Winslows (9) total
Jen and Pete (Mary's cousin Pete and his now fiancee' Jen!--Congrats you guys! We are sooo happy for you!), 
Aunt Pat
Uncle Mike and Gabe
Grampa Dave and Grammy Linda
Chris and Brittany and Marlie and "Anna Lee" (to be born in September!)
We had a wonderful time at the pizza place.
Then, we went outside to sit and open gifts and visit, and then on to the Bailey's Bubble for homemade icecream! It was an amazing evening and we were sooooo blessed by the fellowship and fun! Take a peek at the photos:

The birthday "queen" on our way to Wolfeboro!

Three of our beauties n the penny candy store!

Madelyn in the music store!

Our crowd starts to gather at the Wolf!

The whole  gang! All 18 of us!

Grammie Linda and Rosie having some fun!

Our precious granddaughter Marlena!

Auntie Rosie says "Hi" to Marlie her niece! Isn't that cool??

Grampa Dave loves to hang out with Rosie!

Time to open gifts!

Gathered at the Bubble for icecream. There was a HUGE crowd there!

Happy Birthday Madelyn and Happy Anniversary Chris and Brittany! We love you!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Our First Camping Trip of the year and the Swan/Smith Family reunion!

Last weekend we went up to Rumney Bible Conference for a wonderful all inclusive camping trip called Family Matters. It's a new program offered by Rumney to families. Come in on Friday night, and then leave on Sunday night. They do all of the cooking!! Yeah! They offer a pool and lots of fun family activities, too. It was wonderful! On Saturday we took a road trip to attend my Mom's family reunion in Acton, Maine! It truly was a blessed weekend!

We set up camp and then headed to Plain Jane's Diner for our dinner Friday night. The snacks and then future meals were all provided for us!

We enjoyed a science presentation on Friday evening! Rosie is the favorite to be passed around!

It was beach week at the snack shack and so at breakfast on Saturday, we enjoyed some beach type fun, including some photo shoots!

Edward and Elisha!

Me and Glenn!

Darrell and Louisa!

Joseph and Kiara!

Harmony and Jonathan!

Jonathan and Nicole!

Madelyn and Jason!

A rousing game of shuffleboard followed breakfast!

Then off to the Swan/Smith family reunion where my family was all together for the first time in a long time!!

Cousin Steve and Rosie!

My whole family:  Matt, Miriam, Maggie, Max, and McCoy, Mike and Gabriel, Dad and Mom, and Glenn and our whole gang!

Dad and Mom and their three kiddos!

Dad and Mom and all of the grandchildren (except Brittany!)


Supper in the dining hall at camping on Saturday night!

One of our littlest campers was too tired to eat!

We all enjoyed the swimming pool Saturday evening and again on Sunday! The slide was an all time favorite! Here's Maddie on it!



Madelyn and Nicole!

Campfire fun Saturday night!

Rosie's 1st time camping! Her bed was a laundry basket! She loved it!

Our final day...Sunday...we enjoyed it so much!

Glenn loved the slide, too!

We had a great time camping with our dear friends the Lowmans. Our next big trip will be 8 days at Pawtuckaway starting Labor Day! We'll keep you posted! We may have another trip in August, though. We'll see!