Monday, August 18, 2008

Vacation

We spent 5 days at a Lake House we rented this past week. We went to East Texas on Lake Palestine and took the boat to enjoy a relaxing time on the water. Our friends the Garrett's came with us and that made it even more fun. The house was really nice and had a dock right there where we could pull the boat in and go in and out as we pleased. We needed some essentials (milk for the babies, and bacon for fishing)when we got there so Amanda and I headed to the closest grocery store we could find and it was like stepping back in a time warp to the 70's. Maybe it was the lime green panelling, or maybe the lettering on everything. Isn't it just so fun?!
Here is Phoebe with her friend getting all ready to head out. See how perfect that glassy water is!
Ethen was back at his fishing again on this trip and decided to put a line out while we were out boating. He got it all set up and then tied the pole up so that when it caught a fish it wouldn't get dragged in. When we got back he had this pretty good size catfish hooked. He was pretty excited and everyone was impressed. (No, we didn't gut it and eat it. we are nice and put him back) Now that is a true Texas catch!!!
My 4 toeheads :) Paisley even took a ride on the tube and didn't want to get off when it was over. Ethen and Phoebe like to shake things up a bit on the tube and ride the edges. It makes it harder to hold on but they are laughing the whole time :) All tuckered out! There is something about the hummm of the engine that just puts them to sleep. Here is Phoebe getting up on the surfboard. I have to keep reminding myself that she is only 7.

14 comments:

Emily said...

Looks like fun, that store is a hoot and the water looks so great!

Mary said...

I LOVE your blog! You have so much fun! I want that great photo of all the kids on the inflatable. email it to me! Love, Mom

shipley family said...

What a fun vacation. The kids look comfy while sleeping on the boat. A full day in the sun can tucker them out for a good nights sleep. Yeay...

-Melissa- said...

Looks like you guys had a lot fun! great pics!

Amanda said...

I love the one with all of them on the tube. And of course the sleeping. It was great the few times Matthew fell asleep.

Suz said...

I love all the pics! It looks like you guys had a fantastic vacation. Now, are you ready for school to start? Ugh- I'm not :).

Jessica said...

i am SOOOO jealous!!! That water looks Awesome!!!!! I am dying to get on the water with a ski/wakeboard. I have never tried that wake surfing, but I heard that is way fun. Go Phoebe!!!

csperriton said...

You always have so much fun, and your kids are so athletic! What wonderful summertime memories.

Rebecca said...

Wow that looks so fun!!! What a great time!

Stephanie said...

FUN!!! I can't wait till we get a boat.....I think I'll ask Santa for Christmas......

Wendy said...

You guys have the best summers I bet- it looks like so much fun!

Alana said...

I'm pretty sure you guys have more fun than anyone I know! What a great weekend away together. That water looks great and the inflatable is awesome! Toe-heads... You are so funny!

Mary said...

"Tow" is an old English word for flax, hence, tow-heads are kids with flax colored hair! Love, Mom

Mary said...

I had to look that information up, including the spelling, in repsonse to Alana's comment - thought it was interesting! I love you! Mom