Monday, May 26, 2008

No Place Like Home At The Lake

The Captain, "My Sweet Hunter!"

Ready to go!

Fishing at the dock!

Happy passengers!
Is that Grandmother on our boat?

"My Sweet Hunter!"
True Love is pulling the big one in!

"My Sweet Niece", her boyfriend, her big fish!

Me & my Biggest fish!
Sorry guys, the girls outfished you!

The other Captain, "My Sweet BIL!

"My Sweet SIL" always thinking of others!

We have had a great weekend with "My Sweet Honey's" brother and his wife. They have a lakehouse and we have a boat! Great combination, huh? We had such a wonderful time. My SIL is a wonderful cook and she always aims to please everyone. I knew that she would try to take care of all of us, so I made a cake and a casserole to try to help and we ate that the first night. She had made a coconut sour cream cake that was out of this world. Maybe she will share the recipe with me and I will share with you. They grilled pork chops, chicken, hamburgers, & brats! We definately ate well! My MIL went with us also. She just celebrated her 78th birthday. We took her for a ride on the boat, but she mostly stayed in the house. We were all very honored to have her. My SIL and I often talk about how she raised 2 good, honest, faithful & Christian boys which are "Our Sweet Honey's!" We both love them so and are very proud of them. We each have 4 children. Out of all of our children, only 1 came to the lake. We were honored to have "My Sweet Niece" and her boyfriend. They are so cute & in love. They went fishing with us several times. We had a ball! We are home now and getting back to reality, but looking forward to many more good times with our family at the lake!
The Love of a Family is Life's Greatest Blessing!


Alice Grace said...

Welcome back! You were missed, but glad you had such a great time! Looks like you did catch the biggest fish!

Amelia said...

Wow, looks like you guys had a blast...what a combination of things -such as food, fishing, and family to create such a memorable event.

Amelia in Oklahoma

Anonymous said...

Glad you are back. Looks like you all had a great time! I'm so glad Vivian went with you, she looks good. What a fish!! I bet that was so much fun! So the fishing is good there? Makes me hunger for fishing that much more seeing your pictures. Love you, Vicki

smileymamaT said...

Aw that looks relaxing. Congrats on the new soon-to-arrive grandbaby!

CONNIE W said...

It shows that all of you were having a great day. I don't fish but hanging out on the boat for a while looks fun. It would more steady than our sailboat which has the rocking motion that unsteadies my balance. It can take me days for my brain to recognize I'm no longer on the boat. Guess I will never get 'sea legs'.

Susie said...

Looks like you had a really fun weekend! Hope you can get your SIL to share her recipe for that coconut sour cream cake! It sounds yummy :)

Simply Heart And Home said...

It feels good to be home, doesn't it! :)

Your trip sounds lovely. My that is a big fish!



Sue said...

We spent the weekend at our lake house too. It is such fun to spend so much time outside with the family members. It's also great to share meals together. Glad you had such fun!

homespun living said...

I love spending time at the lake--looks like you had fun.
The cake sounds delicious, so I will have to check back for the recipe.
Thanks for stopping by,

Needled Mom said...

It looks like everyone had a wonderful trip. I hope they had a trophy for the "biggest" fish.

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunt Valerie!! Man...Lee and I are having withdrawals!! We had the best time ever and fishing with you and uncle Randy was super fun!! Thank you sooo much for letting us tag along!! I love yours and uncle Randy's boat!! and dad's place and your boat make the perfect combination!!! Lee loved getting to know you all better and he sure passed my test when he taught me to fish and slept in the room with Grandma!! I loved being all together and sure have missed those times!! I can not wait for us all to get together and Lee to meet everyone!!
Yes.. my mom is amazing!! Martha Stewart has nothing on her! She is a virtuous lady and I am blessed! Yes..we have the best "Shoates" men in the world! I love my daddy!!

Can not wait to do it again!!
Miss and love you soo much!
Thanks for sharing your weekend with us! I loved Grandma being there!!
:) Sanna

AJ said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun! I've been fishing once. It was a blast, but I didn't catch anything.

Love Bears All Things said...

I love those shorts. I like that length but they're hard to find.
Mama Bear

Alyssa said...

I love the boat because it is pretty in there I love youl so so so so so so much because you all are nice to me I want to go again on the boat

Em said...

Looks like a great trip to the lake! I'm glad to see I'm not the only fisherwoman around blogland!