Monday, August 1, 2011

summer vacation

Wow, it's been a busy past few weeks.
Getting seven people ready for vacation,
going on a week's vacation,
and then returning to get things back to normal after vacation.
All worth it though!
Ever since I was a baby, my family has gone to Canada for our summer getaway.
We've always gone to a resort called Ross' Resort which is about an hour across the border on
a lake called Clearwater Lake. 
Two years ago my parents bought land on that same lake and have been in the process of
building a cabin ever since.
My parents, my brothers and their families, and my family were all there together
this summer to celebrate the completion of it.
It's beautiful.......

We spent the week 
jumping off rocks,
laying on the dock,
more laying on the dock,
playing yahtzee,
catching crawdads,
and just totally enjoying the cabin, lake, and being with each other.
Here are some of the pictures.....I tried not to repeat too many of the ones I've already put on Facebook:)

Grandpa and Nash got to be pretty good buds

This is the rock that people go to jump off....around 12-13 feet at the highest point.  Mack and Josef both jumped!


Catching crawdads

This was what the dock looked like most days.....full of people soaking up the sun and water

Looks like a nice sized walleye for supper:)

One of the cooler days

Amelia helped me make baked peaches.....very tasty!!

One of the kids' favorite things is seeing the planes land and take off on the water

Eat a minnow?  I did it once!

No more pictures mom!!

Sister will always pose, though!

Fun to see all the eagles......

The kids had movie night and watched Toy Story 3

I also took some of Shay's senior are a few.
We probably have about 200 we have to sort through and narrow down:))

And, unfortunately, vacation had to come to an end.
But we are very grateful to my parents that we have this gorgeous place to go visit
and we are looking forward to many years of making memories there:)

Hope you all have a great week, and if you have a chance go jump off a rock into a lake.
Good for the soul.

"there are always things for you to be grateful for, each and every day"