Friday, July 10, 2009

Just add water


A little late getting this Independence Day post out, and I knew all of you were dying to know what the Darlings did to celebrate our nation's 233rd birthday.
We went to the lake. Lake LBJ (after the late president), tucked away in the Texas Hill country, has a cozy little home on it that has been in our family for years. I remember going up there as a child, swimming in the cove, trying to learn to water ski, fishing, playing 31 with the adults.......lots of great childhood memories are found here. And now that we live less than an hour away, we are able to create new ones with our children. And this past weekend was no exception.
Most of the time was spent on the lake, playing games, and eating great summer food. I enjoyed reading and napping while the kids were out on the lake- Ian and PaPa Texas (who recently had shoulder surgery) and I hung out in the cool indoors. Thus, we have no pictures of fun on the lake.
We did turn on the sprinklers one afternoon and watched the kids (Morganne, Jack, and their cousins, Marra & Shaun) go crazy. I must have snapped 3 dozen pictures and had to limit the ones I shared with you. Have I mentioned how much I love my camera????











And lastly, a quick shot of my Independence Day dessert- back by popular demand. Simply layers of pound cake, strawberries, whipped cream, and blue raspberry and strawberry jello. Yummy!


Happy July weekend- hope you are doing something great to celebrate summer- here in Texas, that's called Beat the Heat- stay Indoors!!!!


16 comments:

Julie said...

I want to come play! IT"S HOT!!!!
What kind of camera do you have? I need a new one!!!
Have a great weekend..julie

J.J. said...

That looks like soooo much fun!!!

Anything with whipped cream on it..is tops in my book!!!!!!

Tina said...

Looks like you guys had a great time...

That dessert looks like it was really yummy!

Vivienne said...

Those are great sprinkler shots!!! I can't believe you didn't get any of them on the lake, you lazy napper, you! (Oh. You just had a baby? You're sleep deprived...? Nevermind. Sleep tight.)

Amber said...

Great pics!! I didn't post about the 4th either. Or Saylor's birthday last month. Or Disneyland!! I'm such a slacker lately.

That dessert looks SO good! mmmmmm..

Alli said...

Did you get a new camera? Amazing pictures! How great you have a home to stay in while at the lake...and only and hour away! Ian looks like his Daddy in the first picture.

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Can not believe how big Shaun and Marra are - Wow! Looks like a great way to cool off from all this Texas heat! Your pictures are really, really good Becca!

Heather said...

Great pictures! I love how you can see the spray in so many of them! It looks like everyone had a great 4th! And that dessert looks delicious!

♥ Kenz ♥ said...

Wow! It looks like everyone had tons of fun! And the cake looks so yummy!

In NY, we've had such a mild summer so far...it's still cool enough to sleep with the windows open at night, and last night I was freezing! It's totally different from the kind of summers in spent living in Texas...

I hope you're "beating the heat" down there! Have a great weekend!

Xazmin said...

Those pictures are fantastic! Looks like such a blast.

Isn't it wonderful when we are able to pass on our memories and traditions of youth to our own children?

Jen said...

Your pictures look fantastic! We've ordered a new lens, I can't wait for it to get here, they make all the difference. Looks like you all had lots of fun celebrating the 4th!

I tagged you, come by to play if you have time :)

Lindsay said...

awww love all of these pictures! Glad you guys had a great 4th of July! What an awesome dessert.. I really would love to have some of that dessert!

jenjen said...

Cute, cute pictures Becca! Those sprinkler ones are fabulous! What a wonderful time. Sounds like the prefect place to go to get away. I'm glad you had a nice holiday! And that trifle looks so yummy!

XOXO
Jen

Shawn said...

The pictures are great, I love the angles!

I still haven't gotten my 4th pictures up and probably won't now. Oh well...

Nancy said...

Those are really, really good pictures! And that dessert looks delicious, too--wish I had some right now. YUM!

Miller Racing Family said...

We love the lake! It give such a peace and a great place to relax. Love all of the photos, they capture the American summer moments.

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