Friday, June 15, 2012

A Day at the Lake --- Homemaking Link-Up Weekend

Hello my dear, sweet, PATIENT readers!  Can you believe I FORGOT to put up the link up post today?  Ugh...pregnant brain!  Anyway, it's here now and I'd love to have you all link up your home-related posts!

I was going through some of our pictures from the last couple weeks and found all these adorable pictures from Elisha's birthday a couple weekends ago.  He wanted to go fishing at the lake for his big day so we planned a fun trip to a nearby mountain lake.  It took about an hour and a half to get up there so it was just right for a day-long get away!

Here are some of the highlights from our day.  Be sure to link up below and visit some of the other participants with an encouraging comment or two!

Elisha wanted a fishing-themed cake...it sort of melted on the way to the lake!
He was really thrilled with his birthday gifts.  This was a detective fingerprinting set he had been wanting.
This gift was a knife he's been looking at for about a year now!
Everyone was quick to point out the candle that he missed on the first try!
After the party, Jamie and the kids were ready to start fishing!  This is Penland Lake in Eastern Oregon's Blue Mountains.  This has been a favorite fishing and camping spot in my family since before I was born.  In fact, this is where I was when Mt. St. Helens erupted.  I wasn't quite 1 year old yet!
I was probably baby Kynthia's age, actually!  She had so much fun playing in her walker...until she got sleepy.  Then she slept the rest of the day on our laps.  We took turns! :)
This was also Liam's first fishing trip.  He had a good day all day long!
Avalon liked to walk a little trail that went back into these trees a ways.  She always likes to go off exploring on her own.
Selah spent most of the day keeping Mr. Darcy busy.
Here's the birthday boy and mighty fisherman with his Weed Fish.
My favorite part of the day was watching my kids enjoying a special and memorable place from my childhood!

Have a lovely weekend!


  1. Glad to see you here today. Been wondering how you and the little ones were doing. They are all so precious. Trust you are feeling okay. This is such a great way to share family time.

  2. Hi Sarah,
    What a fabulous Happy Birthday family day outing for your son.Your photos are lovely.Thanks for sharing ...I felt like I was there with you. You have a gorgeous family.
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  3. A wonderful and beautiful PINK post!

    HPS, a little late but catching up to visit you. Here's my PINK, hope you'd come and see. Have a great weekend.

    I am now following your blog. It would be lovely to have you follow back, thank you.

  4. Love the sweet birthday pictures :)

  5. Looks like a fun time at the lake. The melted cake didn't seem to change the happiness of the day, based on your pics.

  6. What a beautiful spot, and a wonderful family day. :)

  7. What fun! I loved his face while he was opening his presents! :) I was thinking of you, wondering how your pregnancy is going. I should be going any day now. Yay! :)


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