Thursday, July 22, 2010

Cascade Lake

Yesterday, rather than sit home and stitch those baby blue birds, Jack and I got into the car and drove to meet all of his cousins at Cascade Lake.


I brought my embroidery, having imagined the possibility of sitting quietly under a Sycamore tree with a cold glass of tea, stitching quietly as the birds chirped in the trees.


Guffaw!


Not with this crew of kids...

There was too much action.



Too much fun.


So I sat at the lake's edge and laughed.


And took tons of pictures.


And thanked God that I have this beautiful, healthy family who had this one magical Summer day jumping in the lake.


Jack got his cast off about two weeks ago. He's got about three more weeks of physical therapy and he should be able to start jogging.


Exhibit A.

He was fine yesterday at the lake. See exhibit A.

19 comments:

Dolores said...

What wonderful memories captured in the photos. Perhaps they should each get a set(?)

Robin said...

EXCELLENT photography, my dear. Thanks for sharing.

Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

wow, i got splashed on from here!

Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

Susan have you seen this?
http://arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject

Linda H said...

Looks like a fun-filed day with lots of laughter, no doubt. Great photos! Looks like Jack has made a great recovery.

verobirdie said...

LOL, How could you imagine stitching with them?
You did not join them in the jumping???
But I'm sure this will inspire you some embroidery in the winter. Or when one of those nieces get married ;-)

coral-seas said...

You do indeed have a beautiful, healthy family. So pleased to see that Jack's cast is off and he his healing well. It is also very nice to see that he can have maximum fun even though he has only girl cousins :-)

Gerry Krueger said...

Where's the picture of you in your bikini? Looks like great fun was had by all... Ger

Carol said...

You Are Sooo Funneeee! Sit under a tree and stitch. I surmise that you knew beforehand that would NEVVVVER happen and took needle and thread so you could use the shennigans as an excuse.

Am I right? O, yes I AM!!

Createology said...

This is wonderful summer family fun! Happy memories...

Judy S. said...

Looks like a very fun day, Susan, and great pictures to preserve the memories. Thanks for the update on Jack; I'd been wondering about how he was doing. Nice there's a little summer left for him to enjoy! Hey, did you know your town and our, too, was in the current Money magazine? As good places to live......

Sweetpea said...

What a lovely bit of summer you've shared with us, Susan...made me itch for such water shenanigans :>D

Laughing and gratitude - is there any better combination for a joy filled life?

Marty52 said...

So sweet... lots of memories made that day! Hope you are having a wonderful summer.

Momma Bear said...

how much fun is that? sitting at waters edge taking loads of photos,OMG! they make me tired just looking at their pictures!)
I always take my stitching with me on family vacations outings and things of this sort thinking, I'll get SOMETHING done! I never get 1/4 what I thought I was going to get done accomplished, other than the fun;)

Catherine said...

Yet another great day had by your family! Memories of a lifetime! Thanks for sharing your photos and how great that the cast is off!!

Ingrid Mida said...

It looks like the perfect summer day with lots of sunshine and smiles, love and laughter!

Lynn said...

Do you mean to tell me you didn't join in the fun????!!

My favorite shot is the wee one crouched down on the dock. She is so intent on whatever has caught her eye.

FredaB said...

How wonderful to have such a healthy, beautiful bunch of children.
Your family is blessed and this is what summer is for even though we all feel like we should be stitching something but enjoying them is wonderful too.

Hugs

FredaB

Elizabeth said...

Such incredible Joy!!!!!! Such wonderful pictures!! I must say that those little girls are just as beautiful as their aunt Susan- such a strong family resemblance.
When I saw Jack in the midst of them all my first thought was of his ankle- glad to hear that he is doing so well and has not lost his whole summer to the cast!!!!!yOUR PICTURES ARE REALLY STUNNING AND i AM SURE THAT THEY WILL BECOME FAMILY FAVORTIES, if they have not already!!!!
Hugs!

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