Saturday, July 12, 2008

My summer vacation...

Just got back from a fun filled week with my family, my parents, my sister and her family in Northern Minnesota. Woke up each morning to a gorgeous sunrise....Ended each evening with yummy s'mores. Doesn't get much better than that! Here was our creation of a brownie with fire roasted marshmellow and graham cracker. Yum!It's always a treat to spend time with my sister. She and her family live in San Diego. They come home to Minnesota in July and for Christmas. We ran down a dirt road through the woods many mornings. Enjoyed the giggles and the heart-to-heart chats.Here is Chloe with her cousin Annika getting ready to enjoy the beach.
Chloe was always looking for treasures.
We of course crafted using the natural materials that she found.

Lowell drew pictures in the sand. Chloe also got an opportunity to fish for the first time.The big catch by my brother-in-law and nephew, Lars. Made for a yummy dinner!
Lowell enjoyed hanging out on the dock, boating and playing in the water.
Hubby and I even hit an antique shop. He had better luck than I did!
Our final day ended with a rainbow across the lake. A fitting ending to a glorious summer week together.

19 comments:

Robyn said...

WOW! What glorious photos! Sounds and looks like a wonderful time! Relaxing with family...nothing better!
Hugs,
Robyn

dede warren said...

I was in Minnesota once, 20+ years ago, the land of 10,000 lakes. It was around this time of year, and green, beautiful, hot, and humid. But I loved my stay there just the same. Hearing about you time spent with family takes me back there now. So glad you were able to be with those you love.

Lilli said...

This reminds me so much of a summer I spent on a lake north of Duluth. Canoeing, swimming, fishing, walks into the forest to look for deer, playing Beatles tunes on an old piano with my Mom. Good memories... I wish we'd thought of s'mores :)

Glad you had a nice time!

jennalee said...

Beautiful pictures, what a wonderful vacation. Brillant Blog Award coming your way from my blog, if you want to play. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Welcome home, Kari! Thank you for sharing such fabulous photos! My best vacation memories were always with family! xo-Mel

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

What a great time! I love that last photo!!

Katie Runnels said...

oh! looks so wonderful! i've missed you-but so glad you had a great time!
sweet sisters-sweet kids! xoxo

Distressing Delilah said...

Beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing a little bit of your vacation with us!

Alison Gibbs said...

Kari looks like it was a fun family vacation. What a pretty spot to stay.
Alison

Robyn said...

Come by and say hello and see me! I have posted some pics! Did something very new to me...eeekkk! Had some fun but thought I would give it a try!
Hugs,
Robyn

twinkleshabbystar said...

Welcome home Kari,
Looks like you and your family had a fabulous family trip. It just warms my heart to see photos of family summer vacations.Beautiful post! :) XO

Anonymous said...

Kari, looks like your vacation was relaxing, beautiful and fun! Great pics! We were in Montreal at the same time -- we'll have to compare vacation notes. Let's scrap soon!

-Ginger

Tess said...

Beautiful!!

Karin@creativechaos said...

Oh Kari....I'm so envious! I love spending time at the lake in Michigan. We aren't going this year so I'm a bit sad....Looks like you all had a great time!

Katta said...

Oh! I love the Rainbow picture!

A Fanciful Twist said...

Oh!! it looks more than marvelous!! How I would love a trip to water... And treasures and antiquing....

Jeannene said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! Your little girls dress caught my eye..."my little girl is wearing the same one in my picture I have on my post now, come see!!"

"We have great taste, don't we?"

hugs,
Jeannene

Danielle Muller said...

lovely photos! thanks for sharing!

blessings,
danielle
www.thevintagedragonfly.typepad.com

primdollie said...

love all the wonderful pics of you and your family!! too fun!! am having fun looking at all the goodies too here on your blog!! glad I had to time today to hang out and visit awesome art and fun swaps I see!! wishing had more time for swaps just not enough hours in the day!! have a super weekend!! Hugs Linda