We had a great family vacation the week before Memorial Day! We were scheduled to spend a week at the beach, but due to the oil spill & lack of clean-up success so far, we decided to go to the lake instead. No, it wasn't the beach, but it was time with family, play time in the water, full of fishing, and all-around FUN!
Let me begin by saying that I don't have as many pictures as I'd like, or even pictures of everyone there (ha!), but with an 8-month-old attached to me most of the time, it's kind of hard to operate a camera at the same time! :)
We spent most of the first full day there at the pool. It was a really nice pool, with running waterfall & stream, as well as a fountain area for the little munchkins! But the water was really cold!!!
Maddox, Andi Cate, Hudson, Cade
Jesse & Sa-Sa
(**Aunt Sa-Sa was the snack queen!**)
Callie came, too. She liked kicking her feet in the water.
The fellas greatly enjoyed all the fishing, I think. :) They caught a lot! We had a fish dinner one night, and it was delicious! In some of the pictures, you can see the dam in the background. The kids had the opportunity to go fishing, too! Cade caught two fish. He was very proud. :)
Uncle Keith - He did a lot of the cooking, which we all really appreciated!! It was really delicious!!
The back of the cabins overlooked the water. They had a back porch with rocking chairs, and a hammock & picnic table in the back yard. It was very relaxing. :)
Getting ready for a boat ride
Time for more fun in the sun!
Cade, doing a little air guitar number for us in the cabin.
This is what we looked like by the time we got home... HA! HA!
Other hits of the vacation...
...definitely the golf cart! I don't think I've ever seen one so loaded down with kids! They couldn't get enough!
...the sand at the beach area. That is, until we saw a snake!
...throwing rocks in the lake (which we really weren't supposed to be doing!).
...seeing the horses.
...falling off beds. Ha! (Cade & Uncle Ru-Ru had bruises to prove it!)
...pushing golf carts. Ha! ha! (That was a really big hill, wasn't it, Karen?!) NOTE: Always charge your golf cart batteries well!!!
...boats & tubing. Mia, Andi Cate, Brooks, and Cade all rode in the tube! Hooray! Some of the other kids did swim in the lake by the boat, but chose not to test out the tube. :)