San Miguel ATV Adventure

Please enjoy of few photos of our ATV adventure!

First church in San Miguel - build on pyramid ruins

The bridge (whats left of it) on the "Silver Road"

This was a great way to see not only the city, but also the area beyond the city.  Highly recommended!

Mexico Trip!

We finally made it on our ten year anniversary trip - it happened to be three years late, but it was well worth the wait!

Instead of capturing images and then doing a big "picture dump" when we return, we opted to post via Instagram throughout the trip.  Please follow adam_brodd at Instagram to view them!

North Shore

Our 2nd annual late summer trip to the North Shore was filled with fantastic weather and family fun!

We stopped at Spirit Mountain on the way up to do the alpine slide and the zip line.  The girls really enjoy the slide, but I don't think we will do the zip line again.  The line is too long for the 15 seconds of excitement.

We met up with the extended family at the cottages.  While Adam spent the day fishing on Lake Superior, the rest of the crew headed up to the Falls.

The water was even warm enough to wade in... We did see some people swimming, but no one in our group was brave (stupid?) enough to do that!

We even had time to stop at Tom's Logging Camp on the way back home.  Blake and the girls had a great time finding the hidden horseshoes and also feeding the critters...

We can't wait until next summer, when we attend the 3rd annual north shore trip!

State Fair

Catching up (again) on some older posts that we never published.

The girls joined Grandma for the annual State Fair day.  The weather was perfect and the girls had plenty of energy to last all day long.

Corn on the cob - Violet's new summer favorite!

Sylvia is the corn in the cob!

one of the many places to hang (literally) at the fair

enjoying an afternoon treat (one of many!)

I think the tattoos finally are off her arms, about 2 months later!

I am sure when State Fair time rolls around again in 2017, the girls will once again venture out and dad will enjoy a nice day away from the crowds!

Happy 8th Birthday Sylvia!

Sylvia turned 8 this year!  While summer birthdays can be tough to schedule with friends, we were able to get a few to come over to celebrate this day with her.  This year's theme - Sushi!

Quick photo shoot with sister prior to the friends showing up

Crafting time - this craft was origami

and making jewelry 

Minnie Mouse was the special guest at the lunch table!

Birthday cupcakes - everyone gets to blow out the candles

The crazy kids group photo!

Happy birthday Sylvia!  May this year be your best year yet!

Dunphy Family Fun Time

This summer seems to be filled with many of the annual traditions as well as some new ones.  In mid-July we headed down to Dan and Kelley's place for a family reunion of sorts.  It was an opportunity for brothers and sisters to catch up on all the details of life, and the cousins a great time to run around and get tired!

Dinner time!

Kids running - honestly, this was all day, so not sure if this was before or after dinner.

Dillon gave us a ride in his Jeep - sans doors! 

The "little" bonfire is started

The entire gang (with fire in background)

It was another great visit with the extended Dunphy group!

14th Annual 4th of July Celbration

The 4th of July means our annual celbration!  This year marked the 14th year in a row that our great groups of friends gets together to celbrate!

The banner continues to be modified each year.  Maybe something special for the 15th next year?

We couldn't have asked for a better day!  The water was perfect, not a cloud in the sky, and not too many mosquitoes.  

Some sort of "tub train" going on here...

Dads are overseeing the operation

Getting out grub on!

eatin' and playing with the fire - sounds like a perfect day!

Sylvia's 8th birthday - wearing her red, white, and blue!


The newest addition to the celbration!

All in all, it was a great party again.  We did have some struggles with the jet-ski and the four-wheeler was in the shop, but we will be back in business next year!

Can't wait for the 15th Annual 4th of July Celbration - let the planning begin!