Here is my view for the first half of the day. Nice. We had to laugh though because for all of our efforts we had one bite over two hours that didn't result in any fish and then this guy walks up near us with his two extremely loud yelling under five year olds who keep throwing rocks in the water and has a bite in the first five minutes. He also had three huge tackle boxes which makes think he knew much more about fishing than we rookies. We had a picnic lunch with my first basil tomato havarti sandwich of the season. My youngest was sitting perched on her knees with her legs out behind her and a little bird came and perched on her foot. You know the kids loved that.
Midway through we went exploring and found this nice little stream to play in. It was so nice and not crowded that day so it felt very peaceful.
Here is another nice view of my handsome hubby lakeside I had later in the day. The second spot was just the four of us. The four of us and approximately two thousand mosquitos. I don't really get bitten and neither did anyone else in the family except my poor daughter who has the nastiest collection of boil like mosquito bites all over. I feel bad that she got so eaten. Next time we will have to be more careful. Then we drove home sweaty and tired and happy. When we got home there was a gift that a friend left and I think it is so beautiful. Here is a link to the site- Yoga Goat . So gorgeous! It looks perfect hanging on the wall next to the new curtains I sewed a few weeks ago in my pre summer project frenzy. I will take a photo later. Pacca (what the kid's call Hubby's Dad) came over so we showered up and got a nice dinner out just the two of us. Went to one of our favorite little neighborhood places and had really good fresh food. Home for cake and finally to bed! It was a fantastic way to spend my birthday. The next day we got to have dinner with some dear friends who we haven't seen in ages. The man of the house grew up in Texas and does a mean barbeque. The kind of chicken that doesn't end up like sawdust because it is cooked past the dryest possible point. So good. Then today we went to an Art Fair and looked at fantastic art. I milked this birthday, being so milestoney and all but I am glad I did because we all got to have a ton of fun!