Thanks again to the Christensen family for allowing us to vacation on beautiful Hill Lake. This year was far better for me than last. The weather was perfect and the boat had plenty of gas.
She was a life saver and helped us lots. She even helped the kids get down for their naps (she may have snuck in her own!). Colleen was creative with a transportation device for the girls, grandma’s walker. Wasn’t the easiest thing to maneuver on the rock, but they enjoyed the ride.
She also created a little pool entertainment using a cooler.
Kitchen master! She always does a lot of cooking on these vacations. It does not go unnoticed. Prior to vacation, she had watched a documentary called Food Inc. I was told that I would never eat Tyson chicken again if I watch it. She also was reading a book called Food Rules which is not in my possession. There was lots of food talks.
She was not always happy to see me with the camera, but I can assure you that when she reads this and sees the memories that I have captured she will smile!
The peach pie was so delicious! Thanks to mom I got to return home with a little sun and one run on the wake board. This year she brought her sewing machine so it kept her and Grandma busy.
She made it down to the beach several days to watch the little ones play in the sand. She had one ride on the pontoon where Paul showed us a secret lake. We are blessed that yet again she was able to join us for a week at the cabin.
Dad! Where the heck were you? I don’t have a picture. Well, RAL was in fact with the crew. He spent most of days burning an old shed that they pulled down. I think he enjoyed it.
Paul was on the water or in the water or driving the boat which leads me to the kids and the water fun! I did get a video of him wake boarding.
A little swimming…
Dade! He has picked up on the sport of wake boarding.
Dade got air!
And then he wiped out!
CJ trying water skiing for the first time in many years.
It didn’t go so well…
Simeon tried water skiing too!
Not too bad!
MJ! So the board that I am riding I bought one week before I found out I was pregnant with the boys. That summer I tried boarding once and since I have not been on a board let alone used my own. Until this year! I only had enough muscle for one run, but I got up first try and that was good enough for me. I did have one face plant and of course they were videotaping. It is too funny to not share.
I got air! At least 5 feet?
Just some beach pictures for you…
Probably one of my favorite pictures of a few of the cousins!
And of course the traditional picture of Grandma Cookie and her great grand children!