Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Pause that Refreshes

May is probably my busiest time of the year. It's the push at the end of the school year. It's putting the final touches on homeschool portfolios required by our state. It's chock-full of dentist, eye, and medical exams required by the state for my homeschoolers. So let's just say...it's not my favorite month of the year.

But Friday (a week ago -- can you tell I'm a little behind on things? :D), we joined some friends from church (also homeschoolers) at the lake nearby for an evening of relaxation. It was a much neeeded time of fellowship and refreshment. They are a great family; there are three boys, so our boy was thrilled to out-number the girls and to have some good male bonding and lots of talk about hunting, fishing, and GUY STUFF! I on the on the other hand I was grateful for some female "tête á tête" and getting better acquainted with J***, the mom.

We made it the simplest of picnics -- just hoagies, chips, drink, and of course, Cookies. No fuss, no muss -- just the way I like it!



I know you'll never guess what the guys were planning on doing.



The evening was warm and pleasant. The scenery was beautiful. We were nearly the only ones there, so it was quiet. Oh, and did I mention that the water was Cold?



Of course, that didn't stop the kids from getting in to cool off after fishing and throwing the football around.


You might notice that everyone in the water seems to be looking down. Strange, huh?


Well, they discovered some crustaceans that were much larger than the one that we usually find at the lake. So the HUNT was on.


This was the finale to a great day at the Lake.



Y Blessings,

Nanci

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Looks like a WONDERFUL day! :)

Rebecca said...

gorgeous bottom photo! Looks like a postcard!

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