Saturday, August 15, 2009


Bryan and Sharon had a fabulous time cruising the Caribbean. We're ready to go again---any takers?!! Here are some photos of our wonderful, relaxing vacation. Here we are "up top." We weren't too sure the little life preserver would be much good if someone actually went overboard!!
Hangin' on the Lido Deck.

Beautiful Charlotte Amalie harbor on St. Thomas.

Orient Beach on St. Maarten. (The rock marks the dividing line between the nude beach and the public beach. Yes, we did get an eyeful!!)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Izzabella's Brink Reunion Tie-dyed Onesie!

Cassidy sent me this picture today of Izzabella in her tie-dyed onesie that was made at the Brink reunion last weekend! It's a little big on her little 2 week old self, but VERY cute!!!
Grandma Deb

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Meet the newest member of the Brink family!

Meet Izzabella June Ayotte ~ daughter of Cassidy & Luke Ayotte ~ Born Sunday, July 26th, 2009 at 5:39 PM. She weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and was 20 inches long. A perfect little miracle!
The new family on Izzabella's 3rd day of life!
Grandma Deb getting some great snuggle time!
Our little angel!
This is Izzabella & her Mommy each at almost the same age (6 days & 4 days to be exact!)

Friday, July 31, 2009

Express Yourself!!

The Brink Family Reunion is coming up fast!! Do you remember our plan for this year?? Well, I'll give you a check list!

  • 1 or 2 cans of your favorite color of spray paint. If you have a larger family you may want to bring more.
  • bring as many T-shirt, onsies!! or Soffees (yes, we can do shorts) as you want. I am bringing a black t-shirt and dark color t-shirts to do neon! It is so cool!
  • contact shelf paper for stencils or any fun stencil you might want to share.
  • scissors
  • Does anyone have a "bead-dazzler?"
  • new pencils with full erasers
  • Most important.....your wild imagination!
  • For those who might be pregnant or have lung problems you might want to bring a vapor mask, last year I made quite a few and my lungs were not happy!

We had so much fun last year, let's see what we can do this year!


Friday, June 26, 2009

Have you all heard the news?!?

Just wanted to be sure the word is out to everybody that Chancie & Aaron Baennen got engaged on June 13th! The date to keep open is still 13 months away - but the
wedding is set for August 28, 2010
We are happy to have Aaron as a future son-in-law. Most of you have met Aaron, as he was at Austin & Sarah's wedding with Chancie (that was also when we met him for the first time!) and then again at Cassidy & Luke's wedding, Lincoln's graduation... he hit alot of big family gatherings at the beginning of their relationship! And he still stuck around! HA!
So now all the planning can begin - she is starting to get to all of that & I'm sure will have a real good time doing it!
Anyway, just wanted you all to know about the engagement & upcoming wedding!

Oh, and it's only 3 weeks until our first grandbaby is due to arrive!!!
Cassidy has been doing just awesome & she & Luke are very anxious now to meet their little one!
(Wow! That color changing every other word was a lot of work!!!)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Kieth & Deb Cruise the Caribbeean!

January 10th - 18th we cruised the beautiful Caribbean with 6 of our friends & had an AWESOME time! Here we are on the Princess Kay private Island where we hung out on the beach all day long! How relaxing!
Don't we look smashing in our beautiful orange life vests here?!? Gotta have the drill before you can sail!

Here we are by one of the 'magic' palm trees on a tropical island!

Coming back to the ship after a day of snorkeling at Grand Turk ~ what AWESOME snorkeling I might add!!!!!!
We attended an evening show every night after our supper ~ which we thoroughly enjoyed! The whole trip was just great & we would highly recommend you all take a cruise sometime too!