Saturday, September 3, 2011

part 1: august vaca.

this was a long time coming.
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friday august 12
heading out . . . nice, long 5-hour drive.
let me tell you, drives go way faster and on one gets on anybody's nerves [hey. over a small amount of time, a van gets to be close quarters.] when you're all watching the first season of white collar.

heck yes.
me and anna had seen it all . . . but we still quite enjoyed it. :)

so, friday night we arrived at gramma shirley's house.
she's one of grammy's nieces. she's super sweet.
we've gone up to her house by the river most summers. [sadly, her husband, papa stan, died 4 years ago. :(]
lots of good memories of fishing, pontoon boat rides, hugs, fish fries and lots of homemade onion rings . . .
mhmm:)
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so, saturday we woke up and just . . . kinda . . . lazed around.
anna and i stayed home while the rest of the family went on an errand with gramma shirley . . .

we made vegetarian tacos, and i found the shop around the corner amidst the many, many channels.
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we ventured out to the pier, and anna took pictures of the sky . . . and me . . . my imagination takes over sometimes when i'm near bodies of water . . . and quite irrationally, at that.
soon enough, it rained. and rained, and rained.
it poured for a good 10 minutes.
then it finished.
caleb and rach went out on the paddle boat. heh. those two are hilarious.
anna and i played the card game garbage with gramma shirley, and saw hummingbirds come to the sugar feeder just outside the dining room window.
lyddie named him mr. hummer.
:)

after some really good pizza, we had the most beautiful sunset ever, out on the river.
i posed with an old fashioned gun. [no bullets . . . i don't think. heh.]
then, gramma shirley was craving some v8 juice, and because me and rachel were trying it too, she got out the, er, fancy glasses. to do it right. heheh. :)
ah, talk about memories . . .

and thus commences the first part of the vacation posts.
i figured i better get on it, or it'll never see the light of my blog. ever. :)
btw, this was when i had some really lovely guest bloggers post here.

3 comments:

Felipe Neumann said...

Such a beautiful, lovely place miss Beka!
ILIKESIT!

Reminds me of my grandma's farm... and the sheeps, and the horses, and the trees and the pond and all that good stuff.

Sigh :)

chambanachik said...

Ah, sounds perfect.

charla beth said...

i'm not gonna lie, i sat through all your slideshows a couple of times. :) so therapeutic...the rain, the water, the sunset and the moon...plus, you and your family are so darn cute!

it already looks like an incredible vacation; can't wait to read more.