November 25, 2017 | Annual trip to the lake, the Saturday after turkey-day, was a chaotic success! We waited for Sat morning to leave this year, along with MOST of the rest of the family. After getting there everyone just talked in the very warm sunshine. Lots of the Moms were in the kitchen cooking enough food for an army, some of Scott’s kids were shooting various guns outside, & 4-wheelers zoomed by every few minutes. I forced everyone (and their dogs) into a giant group pic…and while they groaned about it I’m so glad we did… 🙂 Most of the crew left on Saturday night, so we had the house to ourselves to chill. Church Sunday morning, followed by spending some time at the blue shed for E to explore go 4-wheeling in the cow field, and the weekend was over!
The next 4 images taken by E, age 3:
And a few cell photos too
May 27, 2017 | When we first arrived at the lake, we were the only ones there!! Which never, ever happens. But we got to play with a lot of water (+ a new squirt toy with a Dino on it, of course). The water was incredibly high…so much that you couldn’t even see the Berm that spend so many hours at. After a nice nighttime walk, a tree swing, and throwing rocks from the muddy-bank, we hit the pillow hard to prepare for the next day and lots more family. I had to include the image of D’s BUTT, because he saw me shooting and likes to be an ass… 😉 Sunday we went to church — E goes for the donuts I think — and spent most of the day on Grandma’s deck playing with very cold water and water balloons. The new swan didn’t even make it into the water!
Monday it was sunny and gorgeous, so we made a quick trip to our neighborhood pool. BRRR it was freezing, but I also remembered when you’re a child temperatures mean virtually nothing when it comes to swimming!
November 26, 2016 | It’s tradition that turkey-day with Dave’s family is celebrated the Saturday-after, at the lake. When you have a lovely background of fall trees, I cannot help but pack my camera and snag some family photos. I love seeing E at these events, because there’s so much going on, and she manages to always find Kaylee or Hannah. It’s chaos, but so much FUN. From Maddi’s dog that nobody loves but her (ha!), Scott being goofy on the family tractor, and Sandy with all of her kids doing 80’s poses…it was a blast.
My family celebrated on Sunday, and I managed to snap ONE photo of my Dad reading with E. I should be grounded! We try to take my family photo each Thanksgiving, so I don’t know what happened. Maybe dinner ran late? There not much as far as “background” to work with? There’s NO EXCUSE. Next year…
And three cell-photos…