Monday, June 29, 2009

Otter Lake

We spent the past weekend at Otter Lake just outside of Princeton, BC with Ryan's brother Kyle and his family along with their cousin Gord and his family. Reagan was beyond excited to be able to spend the entire weekend with her cousins Brady, Karis, Shaylea, and Chase. Ryan was beyond excited to spend the weekend fishing. Me? I was beyond excited to be back on the water with the sun in the sky!

I can't help but laugh whenever Denise, Kyle's wife, calls this weekend our annual camping trip. She and I have a completely different view of camping... mine involves tents, sleeping bags, lanterns, and a Coleman hot plate stove. Her idea of camping is what we did this weekend. This is a shot of our cabin (complete with Denise standing on the deck) and the view of our dock on the lake from our deck. I'm beginning to think I might like her idea of camping a little better than mine...
Reagan couldn't decide which activity she wanted to do first. Ultimately, she did them all over and over and over again. Her favorites... FISHING and PADDLE BOATING!She made her Daddy quite proud with her immediate fishing abilities. Even though she never actually caught a fish, she could tell you a story to make you think that she caught a whopper. Isn't that one of the biggest traits of a true fisherman anyway?!?!We were a little nervous at first when Reagan insisted on going on the paddle boat with Shaylea all by herself like a big girl. After only just a few minutes, our fears were put to rest when we realized that they were just fine all on their own. Let me tell you, Reagan Marie Knopp thought that she was hot stuff out there on that paddle boat with her older cousin. She was loving her new independence!

And what camping experience would be complete without a campfire and marshmallows? Now, I'm not going to mention any names, but a woman with extremely blonde hair managed to eat over half a bag of marshmallows that the children roasted for her. Thankfully, the blonde woman was the one with the camera, so no one else was able to document the event! Just trust me when I tell you that they were yummy! Oh... I guess that kind-of gives it away that I was the marshmallow monster, huh? Oh well, they were worth it!

The kids weren't the only ones to have a good time over the weekend. I promised everyone that I wouldn't post any incriminating pictures on the web, so I'll just leave you with this one. Sorry boys, I had to do it! It's a little bit blurry, but that could be because by the point in the evening when it was taken, I don't think that I could see straight myself. It probably looked crystal clear to me when I took it!
It was a fabulous family weekend, and I'm already looking forward to the third annual camping trip next year!

20 comments:

Bevy said...

Looks like great fun!
Did you start losing weight?
Did you check out PGX?
God bless!

Alicia said...

Looks like you all had a great weekend!

Gracie said...

Glad you all had a wonderful time! Looks like a beautiful place. Great pictures =)

Brandi said...

Great post/great pics!!! Wow! What a cabin! I'm with Denise on the "camping" thing though. :-)

chloe's clan said...

I LOVE to go camping! We go every year as well. I also LOVE the dress your little one is fishing in. So adorable!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

It looks like you all had a great time!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

P.S. I tagged you for an award on my blog! I see you already have it though! ;)

Kameron said...

That definitely looks like better "camping" than I will be doing next weekend!

Anna said...

That is definitely my idea of camping! I'll take that over a tent anyday. What a gorgeous view of that lake.

E @ Scottsville said...

And my dear BFF, just where was MY INVITATION? UGggh! Some BFF you are! =0)

Oh yea... I was busy in farmland anyway! Yours looked more fun! And if I'd told the whole truth and nothing but the truth on my blog - not caring who I offended - you'd know that my trip was... uh... frustrating! Which is why you mainly saw pictures of FARM ANIMALS instead of family members! Ugggh.

ha ha ha

Great photos! Looks like so much fun was had by ALLLL!

Loukia said...

Great pictures - looks like you had such a great time! Now that is my idea of camping!

Schmoochiepoo said...

Holy Cabin!!!!

Camping is peeing in the bush and washing in an ice cold stream. You were 'holidaying'

Looks like a great time!

ModernMom said...

Oh Yes! That is my idea of camping. Roughing it under the stars should include a skylight!

You have a great great blog here!

Miller Racing Family said...

What a totally fun weekend. I have to agree with Kyle's wife, give me a cabin and I call it camping. Love all the photos. I really liked the pictures of Reagan fishing, all those cute facial expressions. We also love any chance to hit the lake with family.
Have a great fourth!

RunMommyRun said...

I'll camp at your cabin any day!! What fun pics from your time together!

ModernMom said...

I'm back to tell you I posted an award for you over at my blog. Hope you don't mind!

forever folding laundry said...

I really love those 'camping' trips, too! My favorite. Looks like great fun. And there's a little known fact about vacation: (whispers) calories don't count. So no guilt about the marshmallows!

~Keri

Mommy Words said...

That's my idea of camping! All the outdoors plus the bathrooms and the kitchens and the beds....mmm...roughing it! Cute blog. I just found you!

Mama4Real said...

That cabin looks like the cabin from "Cheaper By the Dozen 2"!!!!

Mighty M said...

Great pics of Reagan - adorable dress! Looks like a fun trip!!