Thursday, September 25, 2008

summer memories


Summer has come to an end, and even though I am loving this beautiful, fall weather, I'm reminiscing about summer. My favorite summer memories revolve around the lake. God has blessed us with a little cabin on a little lake not far from here (it belonged to Molly B's family before us) and we have spent many, many weekends there over the past 18 years. Lots of memories...these are just from this last summer...




...sitting on the deck is like being in a treehouse...there were several times that David and I just ran over for the afternoon to swim, fish, read, nap...


...David takes his fishing very seriously...we've had some delicious meals thanks to his hard work...perch, crappie, and bass are the best...while everyone else is playing, he's working hard to put food on the table...as you can see...



...Austin and Elizabeth relax on the dock after a nice, evening swim...




...Austin married into the family and fits right in...



...Anna, too, takes her fishing very seriously and is pretty hard to out-fish...Garrett (her boyfriend) helps her land a big one...there were meals where she provided everything...the fish and fresh vegetables from her garden...

...David and Garrett...fishing in the canoe...after the Fourth of July, we hardly see a soul here...the water is so calm...it's as if we have our own private pond...

...my brother, Craig, comes to kayak...and fish...mostly kayak...Kristina, his wife came, too, and I wish I'd gotten a picture of her doing homework on the dock...she's working on her master's degree...




...our nephew Cade...we laughed at his minnow mustache...Mema and Grandad were here, too...no picture...no matter how many I take, it's never enough...


...Bonnie and I love to swim...sporty little dog...this water is the softest, freshest ever...and then...

...we like to warm up in the sunshine...a Mickey Mouse towel from 1990...



...stopping here on the way, in Cross Plains, to eat the best chili relleno in Texas...the Doris Special...one chili relleno, rice and salad...$2.99...no kidding...once, we ran inside just as it started raining after a long, dry spell...we were all strangers, but instantly kindred spirits as everyone in the restaurant expressed their joy and excitement over the welcome rain...




...sandwiches are elevated to a whole new level at the cabin...everything tastes better at the lake...we are bums...no makeup...no fixed hair...no doubt about it...bums...


...the cabin at night...so cozy...I wish you could hear the night sounds...


Someone asked me what my favorite season is...just the kind of question I love to ponder...here is my answer...


My favorite season is:


Spring in the Spring,


Summer in the Summer,


Fall in the Fall,


and Summer in the Winter!



3 comments:

Jo Carol said...

I'm sad! No me at the lake with ya! sighhhhhhhhh

mary said...

P.S. A note to all the friends who are conspicuously missing from this "lake" post...the plumbing is not working well, as usual, so our little cabin was not fit for company this summer. The pictures I left off are of David, Austin, or Garrett pulling roots out of the septic tank!

molly said...

Mary,Mary - Oh how I miss that - what wonderful memories of that cabin, rocks,porch, walkway,my mom standing right there in that kitchen! I can just close my eyes and see my whole family there!!!Your right there is NO lake that clear on earth. THANK YOU for the walk down memory lane.It does my heart so much good to know your family loves it like we did and your girls will have those memories too.