Friday, July 30, 2010


  So.....we missed our friends the "S" family. Two years ago we both moved in the same month away from our townhouse complex. They headed south for California to their hometown and we headed only 20 minutes away to our first home. Tears were shed, memories remembered and promises to visit were made. 6 months later we vacationed to Disneyland together. It was an incredible experience to go to Disneyland with good friends and your kids to have their best friends in the magic kingdom.

It's been 18 months since then....

We packed up the car and headed down to sunny California to visit them for 6 days!
Shannon was a most gracious host in her beautiful home. I miss her sense of humor, ease, excitement for life and her adorable kids! 

While we were there we visited wiskeytown lake.....

to go swimming.....

To go Kayaking.....

While kayaking Diana and I were able to see an endangered California Osprey swoop down into the water to catch a fish within three feet of our kayak, feeling the air brush out from under him onto me. An unforgettable moment imprinted on my memory. Diana did well for her first time kayaking. We found a very good rhythm paddling the kayak and relished getting out to swim around in the center of the lake....especially when you feel a fish brush your leg...TWICE. I am enjoying my daughter growing up and experiencing new adventures with her. She is growing up to be a beautiful young lady.

*NOTE:  This picture is HORRIBLE of me. Remind me to never have a picture taken of me when wearing a white t-shirt over my bathing suit. *

Check out Wiskeytown lake

It is a beautiful lake with clean, clear, WARM water perfect for boating, swimming, and kayaking. 

Lakes in Oregon are not so warm =-).

We were aslo able to ride on Shannon's fathers boat too but I do not have any pictures of that. It was the first time that they had been on a boat. They simply loved it!

I will write more later!



Jennifer said...

Looks like you guys had a great time :)

Anonymous said...

We loved your stay is was an awesome "staycation" for us. Animal show, aquarium, museum, all at Turtlebay...the Sundial bridge was cool walking at night with it all lit up...Kids Kingdom park was fun while it lasted...Bliss' favorite was Waterworks park and going down the waterslides with Diana...the waterslides at my house weren't too bad either. Hope I kept you all busy enough. Shannon

Auntie Michelle said...

Ha ha...I was wondering what you were wearing, but the following picture of you in the gorgeous pink halter makes up for it! You are always beautiful no matter what! :-)


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