Saturday, June 30, 2007

"Sugar Donut"

We knew the first thing Bing would do at Gull Lake was to get into the water. I also knew, that he would be dirty and full of burrs.
BUT..... This I didn't anticipate!!
This falls under the category of "No one ever told us about the sand bath!"

Friday, June 22, 2007

Last full day

It is our last full day at Gull.

Things that have happened:
Connie and I have been to Ernie's for bloody mary's 2 times.
I had part of a day to myself yesterday while the group went mini golfing.
Went to a neat swimming place called squaw point.
Watched the kids play baseball.
Fished some.
Took a lot of pictures.
And Lost my voice.

Soon there will be photos of our trip.


Monday, June 18, 2007

Gull Lake Update

Well It has been 42 hours at Gull Lake. I am unable to download photos from here, so that will have to wait. Here is the re cap so far.

Left at 2:30 - Nala our cat was not interested in showing up, so we needed to call our zoo sitter Marsha to come an let her in later, so we could finally leave.

2:40 - Are we there yet? came from the back of the van from our 5 year old

3:15 - McDonald's stop.

4:00 - Bathroom stop

5:45 - Gull Lake

5:55 - All the kids and Bing are swimming. Bing is in the water WAY past his head, and he snorts like a piglet as he swims

The unexpected - Bing comes out of the water and rolls in the sand over and over again. He looks like a sugar donut.
- C and D get small red dots all over their body.....Swimmers Itch!!
-Had to make scrambled eggs and toast for the father in law on Sunday morning, oh, and coffee, oh and clean up his dishes, in their cabin, not ours.
-S gets swimmers itch
-Get an invite for bacon and french toast by the father in law, while I ( and the entire family) am still in bed. He apparently needed some more eggs too.

I am now doing my first load of laundry. We have had a very full almost 2 days. So far so good?? K~

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

You'll want to hear this one, hope it works!

Ok, Thanks to my friend Cindy, who finds stuff so perfect to share, it's not funny!!! This is so worth watching. And to all you mom's out there starting Summer Vacation...... You can share my new mom ode. Enjoy, and turn it up!! K~

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


I have been working on a book about our family Sweden Genealogy for....well....for forever!!!! My dad liked this painting of a clipper ship. The title of his book is Waves, Ports and Clipper ships. So I set out to do a simple rendition of the painting. I finished yesterday. I have not done anything like this in a very long time. I traced the ship and then colored over the tracing and added black ink for detail. Kind of highschoolish, but I was pleased with the outcome. It could be, that I am just pleased that it is done!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


I am, yet again, overwhelmed!
I need to pull back, but how, when everyone has things goin' on!
I am going to go to my happy place this afternoon.
And if I can't sit still there, I am just going to bed!!