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Monday, August 22, 2011

The Canning Can Wait

Let's Go, Let's Go!
Run Grandpa, so we can beat the storm!
The Saurkraut~
The Refrigerator Pickles~
The Zuchinni Relish~
ALL of it can wait~but first~
Some of the weekend meant goodbye to BFF's
Summer friends are hard to leave~
makes for a cloudy day~
Back to our ride~finally~ we are at Staci's campsite~
On Twin Lake where the solar generated Aerator is working overtime~
Finally we get to the lake and swim ~right off the bat~
You caught up? Wow, Ben, you really can run fast!
Sy and Sally (Sam) playing around~
Now, if only we can get the camp stove started~
How many people does it take to start one of these things, anyway?
Awww, there's always the fire and the tripod full of good eats!
Roll those dogs!
Amber looking the lake over~
And wanting to jump in~
Camping is so relaxing ~ if you're a guy!
The reason for this gathering, is Bailey's 6th Birthday Party~
One of many parties this week~she's lovin' it~
and so is cousin Noah~
more M&M's please~
BaileyGirl and her Birthday Teddy from Grandma Mel~
Teddy is named after Great Grandpa TeddyO'
a bag of fun from the boy cousins, Sy, Ben and Noah~
Look Mom, a baton!!!
There's that Birthday Girl!

a walk round and round the boardwalk ~
to the twin to the Twin Lakes~bogland~
don't do it, you don't want to end up Under the Bog
AmberDog lapping up a cool drink~
Cousins Sally (Sam) and Sy
Throw me again, that was great!!!!
Let's run around the loop one more time before you have to go~
We didn't just work this weekend, but did take time to play!
Did You?

Have a great week everyone~
I have more canning to do~
Thanks for dropping by and playing with us~


Kay said...

Great photos.


Jill said...

What a fun time! All of your canned goods look fantastic!

madcobug said...

Sounds like a great time camping. Helen

~mel said...

That Bailey had a nice birthday week ~ and it sure was nice of her Great Aunt Dar and Great Uncle Bill and some of her cousins to spend it with her:) So... did visiting the campground make you miss camping?? We sure did a lot of it when our kids were young!

Paula said...

Looks like a lot of fun went on there.

Louise said...

That looks like an absolutely super place! I'm glad that you had yourself some fun this weekend.

jack69 said...

Dar baby (a guy just got in trouble by using Tar Baby) But Dar Baby should be fair. You are one of the best at describing and showing the family fun. I'd be willing to bet the canning didn't wait too long!!! Everyone is having fun, the fall must come early up there and y'all are trying to get the best out of the lake.
Love the entry and Happy Birthday stuff. This will make a birthday to remember, that is for sure!
Love from down here.

Kellie said...

Looks like fun Dar!

Fred Alton said...

Dar, you and Bill have a family that would be the envy of most people I know. What a wonderful time that you two are willing to put the effort into this most memorable birthday event. The lake looks lovely. So do all the canned goods! I'm sure that you too were blessed as you blessed others.

TexWisGirl said...

looks like fun. the water looks great!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad you took a break from the canning to have some other kinds of fun... Looks like a great family gathering... Love seeing all of your pictures --including your canning.. YUM....

Anonymous said...

What fun!!

Darla said...

I just adore your family. I'm thinking about moving in!

Sara Strong said...

Dar, great pics but you forgot the one where I smashed the cupcake in Staci's face. If looks could kill I think I would be dead lol. She asked me a million times what prompted that one, I told her that its just that its been so long since I have had the chance to pick on her!!!