Saturday, August 8, 2009

Scenes from a Vacation

My family and I returned on Sunday afternoon from a lovely week of vacation at the Medayto Lodge in Spicer, MN - it's becoming an annual summer tradition to spend this first week of August with our extended family on DearHusband's side.

It was a relaxing week and members of my family spent it fishing and reading and hiking and swimming and napping and talking and eating.

Here are some visual highlights:

Fishing is always on the agenda for our boys, and they got a bunch of it in.

We had a couple of rainy mornings toward the end of our week, but we managed to find indoor activities during those times. Happily, the rain events usually ended within just a couple of hours.

On one of the more overcast days, my BIL announced that he was going to take the boys and go fishing at a nearby weed bed on the lake. Months ago I had seen directions online for how to make a St. Brigid's cross from reeds and had always wanted to try it. So I asked him to cut me a good handful of them while he was out there. When they returned, I found the instructions online (we were able to get some spotty internet service there), and I was amazed at how easy they are to make. So I made one - and then I showed some of my other rels how to make them and we made ALOT of them!

The evenings were especially lovely!

We are already looking forward to next year!


DebD said...

it all looks wonderful.

s-p said...

mmmmmmm...rain.....I almost forgot what it looks like.

Emily H. said...

Nice vacation pics - I can almost smell the campfire! :)

-C said...

Ha! Actually we can STILL smell it! Getting that smell completely out of the laundry is proving to be a challenge!

Mimi said...

Beautiful photos! I particuarly love the St. Brigid's Crosses!

-C said...

They are fun to make!

Mrs. Inqvist said...

You are way more crafty than you tell others you are.