Saturday, June 14, 2008

Home From Vacation

View from our cottage we rented for a week on Lake Tippacanoe, Patona Bay in Leesburg, Indiana. We all had a great time! My son Eric took his friend Cody and my daughter Elizabeth took her friend Samantha, Vacation with 4 teenagers??? LOL We also rented a pontoon for the week so we spent a lot of time out on the boat, swimming on a sandbar just out a little bit from where we were staying.

The kids wanted to do that more than go down a little ways to the beach, which was set up mostly for little kids, the raft was only about waist deep there. None of us would get off the boat and go swimming until Cody had jumped in the water to scare away the fish and turtles! He loved doing back flips to try to impress girls on other boats, lol.

Fishing wasn't to bad, not that great either. We all went fishing and caught a few but turned them loose, mostly bluegill and a couple nice size bass. Everyone else had casting rods but I used an old fashioned cane pole, just like my Grandpa used to set up for me when I was a kid, actually caught a nice size bass using it.
Plenty of sun and fun for everyone!!

It has taken me several days to get laundry caught up, lawns mowed and just general stuff done around the house.

Actually went out and picked strawberries from my little patch and had enough to make a batch of strawberry jam, ummmmmm yummy.

Can't wait to get back to crafting~!

While we were gone my oldest daughter got married! Her fiance was able to come home on leave from Iraq for 2 weeks, so they decided to get married. Went to the courthouse. They had the reception today and we had beautiful weather too! I am so happy she found a great guy who will be a wonderful husband for her and a wonderful father to her son Ryan. Congratulations!!!!!! He has to leave on the 21st to go back but will be able to come home for good in December, thoughts and prayers go with him!


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