Friday, November 25, 2011


July 31 was my dad's 75th birthday.
We celebrated with a lot of good food, family and, of course,
 a waterslide.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Back to the Mountains

Also in July we spent a weekend at our friends' cabin with two other fun families.
Along with fabulous food and late night card games we enjoyed canoeing on the private lake,

playing on 4 wheelers and motorcycles (I learned how to ride a motorcycle.  So much easier than I imagined.),

hanging out by the campfire (the helmet is to keep smoke out of her eyes),
being goofy with friends,

fishing for part of our breakfast,

playing in and on the lake,
 hiking to Goose Creek Falls (the whole gang),
(if you click on this picture you can see Paige)
Gavin, Sammy, Chloe, Audra, Jeff and Cooper
Brent, Daidree and Gigi
and, of course, breakfast at the Pancake House.
It was a wonderful weekend that we will always remember.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Little House on the Lake

In July we rented a cabin on Lake Cascade for a few days.
We enjoyed a lot of boating,
hanging out by the lake,
roasting/burning marshmallows,
beautiful sunsets,

breakfast at the Pancake House in McCall,
hiking at Tamarack (until we were chased away by mosquitoes),
ice cream with weirdos in McCall,
yummy dutch oven cooking by Susanna and Dad,
 and of course, more boating (notice snow on top of the mountains in July).

The cabin on the left behind Paige is the one we rented.  It was so much fun.  I am grateful for the fun family time we are able to enjoy on the lake every summer.