A Northwoods Vacation - at Wild Cat Lodge.
It's a tradition.
It's a blast.
And I love it!
Yep, this is my crazy family... (minus one kid and brother-in-law ...*sniff.)
Well, a few are missing from the photo below, too, but as you can see, it's quite a party!
I've posted a "few" of my favorite photos from the week of my favorite people. (Yes, I made sure everyone was accounted for, so no harassing me :>) AND, they are in no particular order, so no - my favorite people are not ranked either. I love you all.
I'm trying out different editing techniques... let me know your favorites in the comment section at the end!
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Meet Rose! (her bloggy name!)
There was a certain love-hate relationship with the fishies.
Gotta love them when you hook them...
Gotta hate it when they "just mess with ya" and steal your bait!
This is Rose's youngest brother, Peanut, just learning to use his swim kick.
Great to add Nate to the family vacation this year! Last season, Lynette passed up the Northwoods to save vacation time for her upcoming honeymoon. The cousins were NOT o.k. with that. It was much better this year having them here :>)
"General" (also his blogger name) was, well, demoted to cabin boy on the fishing boat. My husband and captain of the ship "Knot On Call", a Bayliner left behind at the home lake, took leading command of the rented fishing boat.
I must say, General was rather jolly about his ranking of cabin boy. I, as First Mate, particularly appreciated his PBA (Personal Bait Assistant) and PFA (Personal Fish Attendant) abilities.
Vacations and good books just go together.
Reading on board a boat is that much better.
By the way, meet my dad!
Fun - we can see what Bev sees!
The wild life (not including my family) is a highlight in the Northwoods. This pair of eagles resides at Wild Cat Lake.
I'll be posting separately about that soon. But for now, I had to sneak in one eagle photo.
Know what I'm liking about these photos? Everyone has relaxed expressions on their faces :>)
Here's Collette enjoying a mom-moment, watching the kids have fun at the beach.
mamarazzi! - I love that term!
I never attempted photographing tennis. Lots of soccer, basketball, track, volleyball, etc.
Let's just say, there wasn't much opportunity for capturing an awesome tennis shot during the match.
So, I settled for this:
Aw, man! Cooper crazy-loves playing fetch. Cooper would be the dog. Just thought I should clarify.
Bill's classic, sporty boat - the Maxum. Right out of a boat ad. He makes that boat look classy.
I know, right?
Mom looking great, chilling on the lake...
Time for a giggle! They crack me up!
Boy and "his" dog at sundown.
And a rock.
A most satisfying past time.
Christie is fashionably sporting Northwoods apparel.
With much kindness, she let me have some photography fun...
soon appearing in my next blog post.
You rock, Christie.
Best of the beachwear scene...
You guys make me smile.
Love the color pop in this one.
When the sun goes down,
the games come out.
Several Catan games can be going at once.
(Still admiring those broad shoulders ;)
Vacation isn't complete until playing a rousing round of Xtreme Spoons on the beach.
Come back soon for Christie's Northwoods fashion blog entry,
and a look at some wildlife from Up North.