Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Catching Up

I never got around to posting anything about our visit to the lake on the 4th of July. I had a lot of pictures to show, but have condensed it to three in view of time. For some reason it takes me a long while to post pictures here.

Here is Elizabeth on "Big Bertha", the innertube, with her cousins Olivia and Aiden. Their Mom Karen is my first cousin, and her husband is Mike. They live in San Antonio, Texas, and were at Karen's parents lake house (my Aunt and Uncle's) at Lake Oconee for a long summer visit.

Karen, her brother Bob, BB and I were close growing up. Sure, they lived in Atlanta then, which is an hour away, but our family finds all kind of occasions to get together. Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, sunny days, rainy days... you get the picture.

FYI... one thing I miss about my job as a flight attendant are the nice layovers. (Notice I said nice layovers... there is a difference. I'll save that for another post one day) I always loved my nice layovers in San Antonio, as I got to spend time with my family!

Elizabeth loved riding the innertube - loved it. She cried when it was time to get out... Cub wasn't so sure to start out with, and then decided he wanted to give it a try. So here we are, Cub and Mommy, taking our turn.

He didn't like it. He wanted back in the "big boat" pretty quickly...

Another thing this family does well is talk, and eat. It was supposed to be a sandwich fixin' kind of lunch/supper, but that never really happens with all these cooks around. Look at the counter on the right... it goes on from there too! Food for days, and the yummiest caramel cake you will ever taste.

We had a great time and enjoyed seeing everyone... the kids always love being with their cousins, and playing together with the toys from the "toy closet" at the lake house. There are toys for days in there, and the kids know it well!


Kelsey said...

What a blast! And look at all that food; CRAZY!

Anonymous said...

I so want to be there. food and a lake... Count me in! H

Reynie said...

I hate that i missed the carmel cake! well, you all, too, but that cake is awesome!