Sunday, August 16, 2009

Pictures from our Short Get-Away Trip!

Last Friday some friends invited us to come stay with them at their lakehouse for a night. So we left early Friday morning and came home late Saturday evening. It only took about two hours to get there, which was good! We had such a wonderful time! My sister and I were sure to take LOTS of pictures! So be prepared! First, I'll start by showing you a bit of their very neat house... :)

I just love hardwood floors!

These are the awesome stairs! They were much like a ladder and you had to be really careful going up and down them.

A view from upstairs, looking towards the lake.

That's the living room and kitchen down there.

This is another small living area.

Mom and Dad's bedroom downstairs!

This is the bunkroom where us girls slept upstairs! (There's another bunk bed to the right of the camera.)

These doors only lead to a small closet and laundry room, but I thought they looked cool!

Another view of the stairs. (Mom and Dad's bedroom and the master bedroom are through the doorway on the left, shown downstairs here.)

This is the back of the house. It really looks much bigger in person. These pictures just don't do it justice! (I failed to get a picture of the front of the house, lol!)

A pretty flower!

They had some really nice landscaping!

View of the lake!

Their house is on a very nice inlet. It's not usually crowded at all.

(If you notice, the girls are jumping off the dock in the background!)

Sis #3 and Sis #1

Sis #2 kayaking!

They found a lot of clam shells on the beach area!

Interesting wind chimes!

Now inside to rest and play games! This is Mr. Thomas and Sis #3 playing chess upstairs.

Mom, Dad, and I playing cards at the kitchen table.

Ms. Kat and Sis #3 doing a puzzle together. ... I'm not sure where Sis #2 was at the time!

Okay, now it's dinner time! This night we had organic turkey meat.

And a salad of course! (That's always simple and easy!) Not too easy, though, because we're not supposed to eat regular salad dressing. We just use lemon juice instead.

Ms. Kat decided to spoil us girls, though, with her own version of homemade salad dressing. Still not too healthy since we're not supposed to eat any condiments, lol!

She also spoiled us with frozen onion rings and tator tots. They sure were good though!

And yet, another spoiler: canned biscuits with parmesan cheese sprinkled on top!

What a treat!

The salad was all organic and very healthy, though!

Dad supervising Mr. Thomas grilling the hamburger patties!

Looking good!

Biscuits are ready!

And so is the broccoli!

The finished product! Mom and Dad's plates didn't look quite this colorful, though. All they could eat was the meat, salad and broccoli! (They're on a very strict Candida diet right now.) It sure was delicious, though!

The lake at dusk.

Sis #1 and me... we were using the self-timer on the camera!

The lake looked so gorgeous at night!

It was really peaceful and quiet outside!

Saturday morning:

We were all so infatuated with the washing machine, lol! We had never watched one that was sideways like a dryer!

Another game of chess.

Then Ms. Kat decided to take us girls to town so Mom and Dad could have a couple of hours without kids, lol!

She treated us to some tea at the local tea room.

Another rare treat, now that we're only drinking water! :)

Sis #2

Back to the house for some more swimming!

Sisters #2 and #3

We actually caught a good picture of Sis #3 jumping off the dock!

The adults watching from the porch.

Oh, and this is their pet, little Zaccheus!

He's so precious. I just loved taking pictures of him!

And here I am! LOL!

Okay, that's the last of the pictures! We sure took a whole bunch! ...Anyway, we had a very nice little get-away trip and we can't wait to go back! We're hoping to visit again sometime in the fall. I hope you all enjoyed seeing what we've been up to. Have a blessed day everyone!


Sister #1 said...

Oh we had so much fun! I can't wait 'til the next time we go!!!

~sister #1~

Lindsay said...

Hi Taylor,
Wow, y'all did take a lot of pictures! I really enjoyed looking at them though. The lakehouse is beautiful, and Zaccheus is so adorable! I noticed in the picture of y'all playing cards that he was in your lap. :) I bet he really enjoyed the attention. Oh, and I love that picture of Sis #3 jumping off the dock. That's so neat! Anyway, it sounds like you and your family had a great time. I'll talk to you later! :)

~ Love,

P.S. - I'm planning on sending you a letter tomorrow morning. Sorry for the delay!

Taylor said...

Hi Lindsay!
Yes, Zaccheus is really adorable! Whenever I sat down anywhere he'd come and beg to sit in my lap! It was so sweet. We can't do that with Ty, lol! Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed looking at the pictures. I can't wait to get your letter!


Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun. I didn't know the Thomas' had a lake house. Which lake is it on? Thanks for sharing your pictures!
~Love, Moe