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Monday, July 25, 2011

Weekend Recap!


On Mayfield Lake in Washington State

My sister (left) and I (with the glasses) 

 We had a fantastic weekend!  After work Friday my daughters and I drove north for our family reunion.  We stayed at Mayfield Lake Resort in Washington State.  The resort has RV and tent camping, cabins and hotel rooms.  This works great so everyone can chose the accommodations that they prefer and can best afford.  I picked "tent camping" on what they call Tent Island.  I assumed that this meant we could drive across a bridge and camp, but nope, we had to schlep all our camping gear down a hill and across the boat dock then up a dirt hill and across the camping areas to our spot.  I don't know how far it was - probably a quarter mile.  Did I mention we had to carry ALL our gear?  They had little carts, but with all the hills it seemed pretty likely that my things were going to end up at the bottom of Mayfield Lake (which the signs claimed was 80' deep!).  Luckily my nephews and cousins took pity on us and helped up get our things over to the island and then back again.

Did I mention that there was no bathroom on the island?  We had to hike back to the resort to use the bathroom.  Or pee in the bushes.  Guess what we did ;)

Too bad I woke up at 5:00 AM this morning with an upset stomach.  Then my dog came upstairs and sat outside the bathroom.  I cracked the door and told him to go away.  I tried to go back to sleep, but couldn't so I got up and then stepped in dog mess by the stairs.  Oh! So THAT'S why he was bugging me at 5:00 AM!  I pulled the carpet cleaner out of the garage before I left for work and I'm sincerely hoping that the house elves shampoo the carpet while I'm gone.  I wish I had sick leave so I could go home.

I also think my aunt had gastric bypass.  She has always been a large woman and now all the sudden she's rather thin with TONS of loose skin.  She also mentioned something about sampling an ice cream cone that one of her sons had and it upsetting her stomach, which made me think of dumping.  I don't really know her well enough to ask her, but I'm happy for her, whatever she's doing!  Here's a picture:

                            And here's a picture of my littlest, sleeping in our tent.  Isn't she cute?

                                      I guess I better include the oldest one too.  She's also cute!


Bandita Senorita said...

I'm glad you had fun! What type of boat activity are you doing there?

And you look great!!!

dede said...

Great pics! What a fun weekend! You look so damn great!!!

Darlin1 said...

Amanda look great!....and your kids look like they take after their mom!

Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh's been a few years for me ;-)

MandaPanda said...

Your daughters are beautiful and you look so skinny!!!

Lee Ann said...

Your daughters ARE adorable and you are too!

Robyn's Nest said...

Look how skinny you are. Your daughters are very cute- you must be super proud.

Cat said...

I knew you'd have a blast. Sorry about the carrying of the gear, but I'm glad some of the men folk helped out! You are soo pretty! And your daughters are beautiful too.

Sandy Lee said...

Holy Smoley, look how skinny your are. You look fantastic. And the kiddies are cute too.

~Lisa~ said...

You look absolutely amazing!! And what a great time it looks like everyone was having!! I am sooo thrilled for YOU!!

Great pics - thank you for sharing!!

Ronnie said...

Beautiful family! Glad you had such a good time. :)

Samantha said...

Looks like an awesome time! glad you enjoyed it :D

Stephanie M. said...

Wow, you're looking fabulous. Check out those amazing collarbones!