It Was Hot...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Yes, it was hot!
But it was also a beautiful day on the lake.
  We put up two canopies and brought tables from the church for us to put all the food on.  We set up our area on the grass right before the sandy part of the beach.  

It was beautiful.   
We ordered large sandwiches from Subway and had plenty of chips.  I made a nice salad with lettuce from my garden.  We also had macaroni salad that Suzanne made. 

Everything was yummy!  
We had so much dessert.  
But who doesn't like cake and cookies?  
I made two types of cake and two types of cookies.  
Another friend, Nicole, made these FABULOUS cookies.  
I really need to get the recipe.

Here I am with my good friend Olga who is the director of our Girls Program at church.  
I teach the junior high class.  Olga teaches the high school class.    
The highlight of the day was the tug-of-war between the girls and the boys!
That's Michael trying his hardest to pull!  Curt, our lifeguard for the day is behind him and Jonathan is also pulling.  He brought his two girls and stayed for the fun!
Here are the girls.  The boys were NO match for them!  
We played 3 games and the girls won all 3!  
It was so much fun!  
As you can see, everyone had a great day!  

The lake was beautiful.  The water is pretty clean!  
You can see the bottom of the lake in the shallow end.   
It's a pretty large lake.  
There were quite a few boats on the lake yesterday and there's even a boat rental. 
It was a beautiful day filled with fun and I know all the kids had a great time and that's what it's really all about, right?  
Enjoy your Wednesday!


  1. It looked like a wonderful day of fellowship and fun!!

  2. Just to let you know sis,,whoever leaves a comment TODAY will have their name drawn I fixed the post so it was less confusing than the way I wrote

  3. Sounds like a blast! I love the lake!

  4. I can tell by the smiles on their faces that those kids had a great time! What a beautiful setting for your picnic! Blessings, Loretta

  5. That lake just looks so inviting and so it!

    And most importantly, both adults and children have such happy faces!

    blessings and hugs,


  6. Sounds like you and kiddos had a grand time. That is what summer is all about! FUN in the SUN!
    Hugs from Texas...

  7. It looks like a fun day and what a beautiful lake!

  8. What a fun day! That is great that you do the girls program at church. I hope to do that one day when I graduate, get married, etc.

  9. The girls won all three!!! It looks like a wonderful day was had by everyone.

  10. It sure looked like a great day and everyone looks like they had a lot of fun. That lake is so inviting.
    Thanks for sharing.

  11. Reminds me of Bethlehem's Sunday School picnics and the lake that was there. Glad you guys had fun!

  12. Well praise the Lord through whom all blessings flow. Looks like a blessed day, indeed. God is good.

  13. That looks like a lot of fun. How neat to have such a pretty place so close to home.

  14. Looks like you all had a ton of fun and you and Olga are just as cute as lil' buttons:)OF COURSE the girls would win, LOL...girls rock!!!

  15. YEY, for the girls! Looks like so much fun.

  16. Oh... looks like you had a fabulous time!!! :) Loved the picture of you.

    Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

  17. The lake looks so pretty. I just love the water. It looks like you had a wonderful time. I'm with you, there can never be to many cakes or cookies :>)

  18. This is a beautiful lake and beach! Good call bringing the canopies for shade:)

    It sure looks like fun-- thanks for posting all the pics!


  19. Great pics! And a fun time was had by all!!!

  20. Good food, good times, good folks ... TTFN ~ Marydon

  21. That looks like so much fun! I enjoyed all of those pictures!

    Have a great evening!

  22. Hi Lois,
    I am so sorry for being slow about getting back for a visit, I always enjoy seeing what you and your family are up to, it looks like you have so much fun together. I enjoyed reading your last three post, and it looks like you have been so busy too! Enjoy! Enjoy! this time together!

  23. I find there's no such thing as too much dessert! I enjoyed your pictures of the day.

  24. Hi Lois!! Sure have missed you gal!! Glad things are better with the Colonel and life is full steam ahead!!

    The lake looks lovely!! What a fun time with the kids and friends! Love your friend pic!!

    And I don't know what it is, but food just always tastes better when you are on or near the water!! I have such great memories of lunching while sailing around on Biscayne Bay in Miami with my family. Michael and Olivia will cherish these times, too!

    Have a Happee Thursday, sweet friend!
    Love you!!

  25. Great program and funny games! God bless you.

  26. oh it looks like so much fun. I bet the kids really enjoyed it.


  27. What a great day! Love those pictures!

  28. It looks like you had a beautiful, fun-filled day. I wish that lake area was near my home. Glad you all had so much fun.


  29. It looks like everyone was having so much fun. I'm sure the time away from home, the fellowship and food was just what you needed.
    Have a good weekend.


  31. first time on your blog. ur blog template is as alluring as your blogging name. the template is so colourfull and attractive.
    and enjoyed reading about your trip

  32. looks like a wonderful way to spend a really hot day. Water always makes it fun. That is one nice lake, what a great place to take your kids from church.