1: Our Family Memories 2010
2: January | We did it!
3: We celebrated Hayden's 3rd birthday at Black Mountain in Rumford, Maine. It was a beautiful winter day, warm temperatures and sunshine. We took a break to eat lunch in the lodge, as you can see a fun time was had by all!
5: Hayden had two celebrations for his birthday! This gave us the opportunity to spend time with our family. The big kids had just as much fun as the little kids! | Hayden & Natalie | Make a wish... | and blow them out!
6: Winter in Maine I love going for snowmobile rides with my best friend! Today we brought the camera along so I could take pictures of the interesting and beautiful things we saw along the way!
9: I love our family! I cherish dinners together at the table and all the times we ate with candlelight and fancy glasses! | Valentines Day is a time to remember the reason why we love those in our lives.
10: For Christmas Lyndon bought me a wine making kit.. Our first batch was a Cabernate Sauvignon. We measured, mixed and waited for it to ferment. After it was bottle we had to wait again for another 4 months before we could try it. Patience is not my strong suit.!
12: We gathered at the Sebago Brewing Company to celebrate March birthdays! Joshua, Heather, Gage, Travis, Barbara, and Sandra | March
14: If you look carefully on the side of the cake you would find Sandra's name! | Good food, good company, good times! | Andrew,Heather and Gage | Elijah | N o a h
15: Lyndon and his little guy.. | and the big guy! | Glenn and Pauline | Joshua | Dave
16: April | ... coloring eggs .. visits from the bunny ...family time
17: Egg decorating on Easter Eve inspires creativity and competition. | Alex and Stephanie leave their baskets in the garage in hopes that someone will fill them!
20: We all turned out to support Jeff as he fights this battle with Leukemia. Andy will be traveling to Florida to give his brother another chance at life with a bone marrow donation. Jeff decided it was the perfect occasion to ask Amanda to marry him! Congratulations!
21: JEFFERY MCBEAN Benefit Dinner Gritty's April 2010
22: Streaked Mountain
25: Like I sometimes do...whine a little, not sure I want to and then... SO GLAD I DID!
26: It's hard to believe that four years have already gone by. It seems like just yesterday we dropped Alex off at Nescom. I remember setting up his dorm room and watching him walk away through the window as we drove off. Here we are today, celebrating all of his accomplishments and wishing him much success as he enters the world as a college graduate. | May
29: Time to celebrate
30: F U T U R E G R A D U A T E 2011 & 2015
31: We gathered at Hollywood slots for the buffet and slots. No big wins but lots of laughs, I will never forget the elevator ride!
32: The Martel boys, Noah and Elijah celebrated their birthdays together. It was a sunny day, perfect for water balloons! | Even the big boys played!
33: Thank you for giving me a wonderful life!
38: Stephanie and Brett
39: Brett and his friends all gathered at his friends house for pictures prior to the big event.
40: The weather was wet, making outdoor photos a challenge. The girls were all afraid to get their dresses dirty, except Stephanie.
42: Live Laugh Dance
46: KON Asia Bistro | J U N E
49: Mark and Yvette were kind enough to invite us to their home for a bar-be-que | Good food and good times!
54: Happy Birthday
55: To one of the greatest Dad's in the world You always put our children above yourself, placing their wants and needs before your own. You worked hard to make sure that their birthdays and holidays were special and that they had clothes, a warm house and good food to eat. You taught them the importance of kindness, family and love! Happy Father's Day!
56: JU L Y
57: My mother decided to give another dog a try... they spent a lot of time in the water. She went back after the weekend. | We did not know it at the time, but this would be my father's last journey to Maine. I am very glad he brought Lil with him.
58: Sebago Lake | Dad loved to go out on the boat. We traveled through the locks stopping to eat at this outdoor restaurant. Dad loved his Lobster rolls!
59: P i n e P o i n t
60: Fireworks at the Poland Spring Inn
61: We met up with the Browns, the McBeans and the Pinkhams to enjoy the music and firework display.
62: Dad looks like Henry Fonda in On Golden Pond | Mark, Norm and Lyndon enjoying lunch | Toddy Pond | Yvette and Sandra enjoying the sun!
63: Norm was finally ready to take his new boat out on the water. Toddy has many large rocks making navigation a little tricky.
65: Happy 22nd Birthday Alex! This year unfortunately you had to work ending our 12 year tradition of traveling to Bailey's Island. We did still make it to Governors Restaurant for breakfast. | We wish you a wonderful year filled with many happy days and dreams come true.
66: SAC Bar Harbor 2011
67: Opening Ceremony | Let the adventures begin! | With a nap...
70: P r e c i p i c e
76: S c h o o n e r H e a d
78: It didn't take long before a few people were thrown in and the rest decided to jump in! | T o d d y P o n d
79: We had a great time boating, Lyndon and Stephanie gave the tube a try.
80: A few SACers went for a sunset cruise but failed to let the rest of the camp know that they would be gone for a while. Needless to say those few heard about it when they returned by the younger set :)
83: We had a wonderful day together! It was Tammera's birthday, making it the perfect day to get together. Norm bought her a cake and we all sang happy birthday. Tam thought it was one of her best birthdays because the family was with her on her special day.
84: B e e H i v e
86: I couldn't believe the Browns went up the face with the dog!
88: Family time is the most important time... in my life
92: S a n d B a r
96: Sunset on Cadillac
98: Pirate's Cove
101: MaineLobster | Robert thoroughly enjoyed this 3 and 1/2 pound lobster. He put to rest the rumors that larger lobsters are tough and tasteless! He said it was delicious!
102: Camping in Bar Harbor would not be complete without picking blueberries and making pancakes for breakfast!
104: It didn't take long to fill a couple of cups; Hayden said he picked the biggest one!
105: Uncle Lyndon taught Hayden how to make perfect blueberry pancakes! Then it was time to enjoy!
106: College Visit Stephanie's 1st choice of schools was UVM in Burlington. This was our first trip to the state of Vermont, I was impressed -the landscape was stunning! We also visited Saint Michael's College, Church Street and Ben & Jerry's. Definitely a place to come back too!
110: 43 | 44 | Happy Birthday always remember it's not the years in the life but the life in the years!
112: S E B A G O
113: L A K E
115: First Day of School Senior Year Stephanie I can't believe you're already beginning your senior year of high school, it seams like just yesterday I left grad school and closed the daycare so that I could go to preschool with you. You make your father and I so proud! We look forward to all the future has to bring and while we will treasure all the lasts... last soccer game, last prom, last parent teacher conference we also are looking ahead to a future of firsts! First college orientation, first time moving you into the dorm room first stories about your classes and the food at college. We love you!
116: Toddy Pond Labor Day Weekend
121: This was the first game of the season Stephanie was able to play in after removing her air cast. She was only able to play the last few of games of her senior year!
124: It was kind of sweet that Stephanie in keeping with tradition finally scored a goal - her last game of the season and of her high school soccer career. The same thing occurred when during Stephanie's last rec game many years before! We are so proud of you as was your team and coach Rand! Well done!
127: Soccer Banquet Stephanie gave wonderful speech and did it all without tears :)
128: Happy 18th | Dinner with friends...
132: It was a glorious day for a hike, precipice in the fall is perfect
133: Very happy to be sharing the this day with my best friend and our children. Thank you Stephanie for making me do this yet again! Happy Birthday!
137: My beautiful babies!
140: After our hike it was time for birthdaypizza at Rosalie'sand then home for cake! Daddy's little girl!
143: We met Ashley at Pineland for a family photo shoot! It was so cold... we all look a bit tense.
146: Arizona baby!
147: Sirois Adventure Camp
155: The Roller coaster ride at the New York, New York
157: The Hoover Dam
158: After a long road trip back to Gilbert, AZ we decided to eat out!
161: Relaxing by the pool was so nice! The weather was warm however the pool was a bit chilly following a cold snap before we got there.
162: Some guy said there was a coyote under the tree... Steph decided to investigate!
164: Ghost Town!
171: Going down cellar...
172: We had a great time eating, drinking and being merry! No presents, no pressure, it's becoming one of my favorite holidays
176: This year was the first year that we did not cut our tree at Masons aside from the we moved into our house. I love decorating with the kids - Christmas music, ornaments, cocoa and lots of laughter!
179: All this tree trimming has worn them out!
181: Grammy, Grampy and Uncle Nick came over on Christmas eve to celebrate. Alex and Stephanie bought uncle Nick a new camera to replace the one he lost.
184: This Christmas certainly had a ski theme from hats, goggles, jackets to new skis under the tree and hand/foot warmers in stockings that were on the banister with care in the hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there...
185: the Sirois Family
187: When all of the family is together, it is loud, messy and often times crazy but I love it! Christmas is a special time of year in which we often times over indulge the wishes of our children, our stomaches and sometimes beverages. Live it up, you only get one ride! Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas
189: Here's to 2010 and all it had to offer... looking forward to 2011! Charades anyone?