Thursday August 9, 2007

What a lovely day we had!  We drove a couple of hours up into the mountains to a state park, and then drove all the way through the park to the river.  The guys fished all day, from a bit after 9:00 until a bit after 4:00.  They caught six, but only three were keepers.  Copper has cleaned them, filleted them, and put them in the freezer.  Not quite enough for a dinner, so we’ll try to head up again in a few weeks.

Dani and I only lasted about half an hour in the picnic area.  The meat bees were vicious!  I walked the quarter mile to the river, picked up the van and we loaded up our stuff and drove to the river.  We spent the day under the trees next to the parking lot, but we had a fabulous time.  I finished up one dishcloth and started another.  I looked through the things I was considering using for school, decided yes on one and not right now on the other.  I took several books and I read.  I read a lot!!  I finished one book and read half of another.  It was relaxing and wonderful.  The air was cool, the sun was warm and the rushing river was in view just behind us.  I love the sound of the water hurrying downstream!

I liked being closer to where the guys were.  They could come up and get cold water out of the ice chest, or take a handful of cookies back down to the river with them.  Will had a bit more freedom to wander, which is always a good thing for him.

We listened to a Hank the Cow Dog book on CD on the drive up, and A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh on CD on the way home.  We laughed at the stories; and we laughed at Will laughing at the stories!

We returned home after 7:00.  We are all tired, but content.  Summer will soon be past, so we will take every opportunity for day trips together in the meantime.  They are like mini-vacations and do us all a world of good!

I am sleepy and headed for bed.  Tomorrow will be a full day here in my home and it is also Grandma’s Library Day!  I am so blessed!  I’ll leave you with a few pictures from our day today.

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
Proverbs 31:27


The tiny speck on the rocks is William!





And yes, that’s him on the rocks again, right at the edge of the cliff!!!







Dani in our little home away from home.  That’s my big bag of books and knitting in the foreground.





Sharing a laugh with the love of my life after lunch.

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8 comments to Thursday August 9, 2007

  • GORGEOUS WATER/CLIFF PICTURES!  be careful!!:eek:

  • I want to holler at him to back up just looking at that picture! 😮

  • Now, see……….I was  on the bridge taking those pictures, and Corin and Dani can tell you I don’t do real well looking DOWN over edges, but I did it to take the pictures…..I yelled down to my husband and asked if Will was okay where he was.  My husband said that he was, so I left the bridge and didn’t go back and look again!!!:lol:

  • Dear Cheryl,

    I wanted to let you know what a blessing reading your blog is to me. I have been a reader here for a long time. Currently I am down in Florida visiting my parents. My father is very ill with pancreatic cancer, and has been in the hospital for a week now. We do not know how much longer he will be with us. I take great comfort in coming here to your blog and reading the day’s events. There is great peace for me in the blessed routine and ‘sameness’ of your days written about here.

    We live in Virginia, and have not been home for several weeks now. I homeschool and my husband’s job allows him the flexibility to work anywhere, so we are very blessed to be able to stay here as long as need be. But I do miss my home, and coming here to your ‘home’ is soothing to my soul.

    Thank you for being such a godly woman and a wonderful Titus 2 example to us all. I take great comfort from your writings.

    Love in Christ, Trish

  • Hi Cheryl,

    Sounds like a fun and relaxing day. I have given you the Nice Matters Award. Please stop over my blog and copy it for your

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  • What a gorgeous spot to spend the day with your loved ones.

    I want to come!!


  • So glad you had a relaxing day!  It sure is beautiful!

  • What wonderful, beautiful pictures.
    Looks like fun and a wonderful
    place to be.:sunny: