Monday, August 16, 2010

A Wonderful Weekend

Saturday morning we had planned a family adventure to the Frost's lake house. Well, to our surprise, Mr. Jack Frost called us to let us know that plan was canceled. So instead of staying home on a 95 degree day we decided to call some of our friends and go to a different lake. Tom and Michelle Snyder told us about the beautiful Lake Tapps. So we set out on our adventure. We had many stops to make along the way. These included Ralph's Thriftway for treats, Petsmart, so that our dog Cody could come along, and Big 5 Sporting Goods so that I could have a nice comfy raft to float on while at the lake. Yes! we were finally on the road now. After driving 40 minutes with nonstop phone calls from all of our friends and relatives asking for directions to the lake, we finally saw the sign - Lake Tapps Park! Our spirits were lifted. To our surprise there was a policeman blocking the entrance to the park, he told us we couldn’t park up there and that we would have to park somewhere along the road and hike up to the lake. This was going to be about a half a mile hike, maybe even longer. Me being 8 months pregnant, you can imagine how I reacted when I heard this news. I saw an upward hill and was dreading the hike, almost wishing we had never come and wanted to turn around and go back home. Well we didn’t give up. Jonathan, being the loving husband that he is, dropped me and Emma off at the entrance and found a parking spot for our truck. So after many interrupting phone calls by our brother-in-law Joseph, who was on the opposite side of the lake looking for us, we finally got to our spot. Here we met Daniel and Joanie Scamman and their three children, Daniel and Kaylee Hicks, and Ron and Sherri Price. Later we were joined by our relatives, Jesse and Christal Hicks with their five children, and Joe and Grace Krawczyk. Emma was such a little water bug, swimming with her friends and cousins. She was also very entertained keeping watch over her dog Cody. He was a little hesitant of the water at first until he saw the ducks swim by. That was the end of sitting on the beach for him. He jumped straight in and tried to fetch them. This was a hilarious sight to see!
It was such a joy just being there with our family, relaxing and enjoying this beautiful day together. It was a little uncomfortable for me; I had no chair and was lying on the ground the whole day. It was a little grueling for a pregnant woman who's about to pop, but the fun that we were having outweighed the discomfort.
Also, it made me very happy to see Jonathan enjoying the day riding jet skis and clearing his brain from a long week of work. We had so much fun here and would love to do it again.
It’s always amazing when undeserving sinners like us get to enjoy the blessings that God has for us.
I believe we were truly fulfilling our calling Saturday, glorifying God and enjoying Him forever !!!

This was the view from the lake.

Goin for a ride with daddy!

She wasn't to sure about this.

Emma and Mommy floating in the lake, this is very daring for Emma.

"Ouch the rocks hurt our feet"

Fishing, such a daddy's girl.

She loves her "codeman"

Swimmimg with her cousins.


  1. Molly,

    It took me a little while but I found it. Your blog looks great.

  2. We had a great time with you all too on Saturday. Soooo hot!!! We won't complain since we've been waiting for this weather for a while.

  3. Molly,
    Enjoyed the picture of you and Emma on the boat relaxing. Like your blog. Come visit ours. Pam

  4. It is amazing how the Lord chooses to bestow gifts (godly husband, children, good friends, etc.) on such poor sinners as us. We had a wonderful time with you. I love you, Molly!

  5. Jane: Glad you found and like it,I'm still finding ways to upgrade it.

    Christal: We had so much fun too!!! Yes te=he weather was quite nice but too hot for me, my toes look like hot dogs by the end of the day

    Pam: Thanks I almost didn't post that one because I felt like my face looks so swollen,ugh only 4 more weeks !!

    "Mert": Love you too!!