Monday, August 1, 2011

Priest Lake

Nearly two weeks ago we headed up to Priest Lake, ID for several days of fun in the sun, beach time, huckleberry picking, and just a lot of fun!  I'm really slow about getting through my pictures which is why this post took over a week to get up!! Priest Lake is a beautiful lake.  It is glacier fed, so very clear and clean... and very cold.  Since I'm a total wimp when it comes to cold water, I don't do much swimming!

We headed up a few days before Carl and met his Mom, Grandma, and one of our nieces who stayed to help entertain my girls!  We were very glad to have her - as you can see, my two followed her lead!

It was also a help since the weather didn't cooperate the first couple of days.  We had rain and temps in the 50's... we weren't really expecting that in late July!!  Thank goodness for books, play dough, and being able to beauty-case Granny!!  It made being porch and cabin-bound for the better part of two days a lot of fun!!

Carl made it up during naps on Friday, so he joined the girls for the remainder of their snooze.  He worked some long hours to be able to get away for Friday afternoon and the weekend.

The girls were glad to see their Daddy and spent most of the evening with him down by the water throwing in rocks.  It's amazing how long that activity will entertain little ones!!

The weather turned around for us the next day (although mornings are always chilly in the mountains)!!  We're not sure what prompted this "slouch" session on the porch, but took it as our cue that we'd better get moving!

We tried huckleberry picking with the two girls.  Karen was somewhat game - she LOVES huckleberries and will eat them as fast as you will pick them for her.  Once you stop letting her dip into the picking stash... well, she was a little less impressed with tromping through the woods.  Megan... not impressed from the get-go.  It is hard to pick with a 21month old on your hip and a 20week pregnant belly!!  We lasted for about an hour before we headed back to the cabin.  The girls found that activity much more agreeable!!

My sister came up to join us for a day while we were up there, but I totally slacked and somehow didn't get a single picture of her!!  It was fun having her up there and next time I'll be sure to get a picture to show that she was there!!

We capped off our trip with the girls first ever camp fire.  The girls loved it.  Megan didn't like the marshmallows, but was all over the chocolate and graham crackers.  Karen ... loved it all!!

Unfortunately, we did not get a picture of the four of us altogether this year which always disappoints me when I get home and realized it happened... here's one from last year to look forward to next year when we'll have to remember to take one of the five of us!!

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