It's been a busy few weeks with two of my out-of-town children in for a visit. Not that I was with them 24/7, but having people in and out of the house somehow makes it feel busier. Casey, my son in from LA, California and Jessica, my middle daughter, in from Boston, Massachusetts and I went to Rita's work (Rita's the baby) to do a little writing/drawing/reading. We all were trying to put on our serious face... that's usually not hard for me because I never have a natural smiley face, but that doesn't mean I'm not happy.
Last weekend we took a road trip to Arkansas to see Casey, Jessica, and Rita's older sister, Jennifer and her family. We stayed at their lake house.
Here's a view of part of the lake
Jennifer started things off with a handstand off the pontoon boat.
Later, John (Jennifer's husband) took Alex (Jenn's daughter), Emmy, Abby (John's daughters - he also has another daughter, Livvy who wasn't able to make it due to a tournament), Casey, Jessica and Ethan out tubing. Rita was the smart one and stayed with Jennifer and me on the pontoon boat.
The boats were anchored near some cliffs. Throughout the day some of the braver ones climbed up and jumped off. I'm not much of a water person, so needless to say I didn't do any jumping. But here are all the siblings jumping off the cliff.
Rita, Casey, Jessica and Jennifer
Ethan was a bit shy to jump, but eventually jumped from a lower cliff.
Here are a few other shots:
Alex and Abby, although it could be Emmy as Abby and Emmy are twins... and yes, they look exactly alike.
John, Rita and me
We had a great time and it will be one of those vacations planted in the memory garden that will only blossom.
Another view from their lake house during sunset.
Thanks Jenn, John, Alex, Abby and Emmy.