From the rising of the sun to its going down
the Lord's name is to be praised!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

White Pine Lodge
Well, we're back from our backwoods cabin experience. It was a blast but a lot of work considering it was a holiday. This here blog post will give you a glimpse of our time away which included fishing, boating, bear hunting, a lure in the thumb(NOT DAN!), a baby (Trenton) with an earache, hiking, a trip to WalMart (too keep the women sane) , enjoyable company, and a wonderful look at the beauty God created. That there first picture is of the whole lodge with a view of the drink which no one fell into amazingly! As you can tell I learned a few new phrases while we were up there.

The wagon is loaded up with all our stuff and ready to be hauled up to our cabin. The lodge is situated on a rocky incline.
Our throne-upon which Brookie sang "I'm the king of the castle, you're the dirty rascal!" every time she used it. That bucket behind it is full of peat moss which you scoop onto #2 to reduce odors. How nice.
Our Cabin
Brookie in the sandpit.
Nice try girls!
Little Friends

This is how Mia fell asleep her first night-backwards in bed with no blankets and using frog for a pillow.
The Hunter
Ducks on the Dock

Paddle Boating
The engaged couple!!! Congratulations Gary and Ashleigh!
Wet Fishermen

The kids are looking at maps Veronica made trying to find their way to the North Pole.

Lounging around-with a Gideon Bible no less!
YES, that is two fish on one line!-this happened just when Brian was about to give up and try a different spot. And as good as he is, he's the one who ended up in Emerg with a lure up his thumb!
MMMmmmm...the fish fry.
Some colors we saw on our way home.

"While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
Cold and heat,
Winter and summer,
And day and night
Shall not cease." Gen 8:22


sandra said...

great pictures! looks like you had a fun vacation!

Marlene said...

looks like a great adventure,and definitely a beautiful change of scenery. Did you see any/many bears?
...going to Wal-Mart to stay sane?? (That store makes me go crazy)

d & v said...

Looks like you guys had fun Mel! You are a very brave brave girl :)
Now you might need a vacation from having a vacation eh?

_/ Derek \_ said...

hey mel.. welcome home lol

Taunya said...

that duck closeup is real cool - your new camera takes clear quality pictures!

Household of Faith said...

Looks like you had an adventurous vacation! Glad that you guys had a good time. Love the picture of the cabins by the water!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! Did you get a new camera? I see some t-shirt pictures, so you must have had some warm days up there. I love all the kid pictures - it looks like they had so much fun! I'm sure you're glad to be back to civilization though, eh? :0)

Anonymous said...

Wow - that's gorgeous - looks like you guys had a blast. Stacey

Doug and Melissa said...

Hey Mel, welcome back!! Great pictures!! Looks like you guys had fun! It looks beautiful up there too! Hey, I'll see you in St. Thomas this weekend, YAY!!

Mel said...

Ahh! Can't wait to see you! :O)

Mark, Linda, Alex, Carsten and Savannah said...

Wow...looks like you had a good time. You braved it up there. Any bears??