Thursday, July 12, 2012

Just Another Summer Afternoon...

This afternoon was spent hanging out river side.

My little outdoors man. He's got an amazing tan going on this summer. The kid is the epitome of summer.

It was a warm afternoon and we stopped by my grandpa's house. My mom lives there with him. One of their projects this summer was to clear the trees on my grandpa's property that leads down to the riverbank and build a camping area and dock for their boat. It's coming along quite nicely, and today was the first day 374, the kids and I had been down there. The kids really enjoyed being back there, they love being outside. We had our Chihuahua, Blaze, with us as well. He was not quite as fond of the outdoors. He's more an indoor fella. It was funny to watch him bolt back towards the house when we were making the trek back to the car.

Would someone just get me back inside? It's dirty and hot out here! 

We were entertained by 374 and my mom's boyfriend clearing some brush and trees away from the dock area to make parking easier. The improvision (is that even a word??) of country folk never ceases to amaze me. Who knew you needed nothing more than a pontoon boat and a little nylon rope to clear out some trees?? I like how I was able to catch the planning and execution in the pictures.

You can hear the gears turning...

Good thing he passed the ropes and knots section of Fire I with flying colors!


This afternoon got me pumped for our camping trip this weekend. I can't wait to be able to sit back and not have a worry in the world for a few days. After dealing with the power outage two weeks ago, and getting life back together after it came back on this trip is much needed. I'm definitely ready to have nothing to do and no where to go. 


  1. I love that you captured the wheels turning with the men LOL I am so glad you came by my blog I am now a new friend/follower/stalker of blogs I enjoy, so just be warned I will fill your comment box with babble :)) but i seem to be a likable enough gal so most are okay with it, I haven't received any stay away orders in the mail so I must be doing it correctly or it could be I'm not checking the mail?? LOL welcome to blogville :))

  2. Looks so fun, and so ingenious!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm glad to find another firewife!

  3. Ahh, a gorgeous summer day. What I wouldn't give for a place by the water.
    Improvision sounds like a word I would use :)