S: Twenty Ten - The Life We Made
BC: Sunset in Siesta Key, Florida - March 2010
1: Gary joined Mom Smith's 90th Birthday Celebration in Florida
2: Dad Smith's Birthday Gary made the cake and Greg, Kim and the kids were in which made it a real celebration
3: Kyle, Logan, Evan & Connor's Combo Birthdays Kyle was in England for his Birthday so we celebrated everyone's Birthday at Alberini's, with several cakes. LEC each got the traditional Birthday morning donut or muffin.
4: We read | Do good works | Family game night | Sleep...with one eye open!
5: We are not a snow loving family. In fact we definitely suffer from cabin fever and do some weird things to get us through those chilly months! | Make things | Snuggle the furry kids | Try new fashion looks
6: Spring break (March) found us driving down to Florida where we started in Naples at Mitch & Jen's, went up to Bonita to stay with Mom and Dad Smith, north to Siesta Key to spend two days with Diane, Rick, Audrey & Daniel, across to Cape Canaveral to tour the Kennedy Space Center and north to the Sawgrass Resort in Jacksonville.
7: Jen took a number of photos of us outside her condo. | SPRING BREAK '10
8: We spent time boating Naples Bay and ventured a bit into the Gulf. Spent a day on a little key where the locals dock the boats and hang for the day | My dogphew, Archie | How nice .it's already named for me!
10: We headed to Mom and Dad's place and found Mom not feeling well. Dad and the guys went to lunch, we enjoyed a pizza dinner together, the boys and Gary fished in the pond and we got little to no pictures! (I was helping Mom a little so wasn't the shutterbug I usually try to be). | The boys with Grandma Cain. We took them to visit with her for an evening while we were in Naples | Evan's catch from the golf course pond in Grandpa's backyard
11: The Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral exceeded our expectations. We could have spent days there but saw quite a bit in the long day we toured the facilities. We were there the week NASA was preparing for one of the last shuttle missions. We felt a sense of pride at what our country has accomplished in space.
14: Spring also brings Track Season. Logan, Evan and Connor all participated this year
15: L H S
16: When ducks waddle across your front yard...it's definitely Spring | Beautiful roses from my boys
17: The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.
18: Life in a Small Town...Cortland's Street Fair | Daniel's BB Float
19: Logan & Evan's first time performing with the marching band! | Best shot I could get of Logan and the drum line
20: Summer and early fall brought three ED visits. Evan broke a wrist on a bike ride through the Allegheny National Forest. Connor then broke his hand in the first play of his first game (which he didn't tell anyone and played the rest of the game in pain). Lastly, Logan had a kitchen accident and needed stitches for a cut on his hand while emptying the dishwasher.
21: There's no place like home...there's no place like home
22: Gary and Cindy's Two Year Anniversary July 13, 2010 | Kyle took over and kept his brothers in control, watched the dogs and manned the decks while we escaped for the weekend to the Finger Lakes in New York
23: Stayed at a gorgeous B&B called the Pleasant Valley Inn after a day of wine tasting
27: Bemus Point, NY | View from the picture window in our vacation house | July 2010
28: Melanie & Brian's Wedding
32: Seneca Hills Bible Camp | Kyle praying with the boys before we leave for camp
33: Kyle spoke at the NMC Youth Fall Retreat in Nov.
34: It took a few cops 'n feels but we finally got a picture our mother could love
35: Our 9th Year enjoying a family dinner at the Pink Elephant in Grove City to celebrate surviving band camp!
36: Kyle, Mike Britt and Anthony Rogatto. We had a brunch for our families to gather before Kyle returns to Moody and Anth and Mike to Indiana Weslyan. | A real friend sticks closer than a brother. Prov. 18:24
37: After Uncle Sam's Birthday Party, we had some of the family over for dinner on a whim. Was SO fun. | We had the pleasure of watching Logan, Landon and Levi Armitage one Saturday. It was a blast!
39: Good Bye Summertime! | Labor Day at Camp Chautauqua with the Swanson and a quick stop to walk the shores of Lake Erie on the way home
40: Enjoyed strolling around a quieter-than-usual Bemus Point due to the cloudy weather.
41: The shores of Lake Erie were scenic and beautiful. Cindy & Logan found a huge piece of drftwood for the garden but Gary said "no go" to bringing it home!
42: Lakeview High School 2010-2011
43: Logan and Evan enter ninth grade and the beginning of their high school years. The school system restructured their building usage and Connor's 8th grade year will be spent at the high school. These years will fly as their brothers' did before them.
44: Connor 8th Grade Football Fall 2010 D and O Line 5-2-1 Season | Go Dogs!
46: Lakeview High School Marching Band | Logan Cain - Snare Drummer
47: Evan Cain - Trumbone
48: Evan's PB improved over last year at 18:40. Evan loves CC. | LHS
49: Kyle and his Moody buddies home for Fall Break en route to Niagara Falls | Josh took the fall picture in the background in our backyard
50: The guys before the homecoming dance
51: Evan ready to party... | Logan ready to go to a party
52: Allie Swanson's HS Open House finished up our Thanksgiving weekend connecting with great friends! | Di and Audrey did the cooking!
53: "Real abundance is found when we join hands with those we love."
54: We spent Christmas on a Cruise...
55: Some gifts exchanged when we got home