Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Fourth of July Weekend at Merrillan...

(Edited to add dj's donkey pic of the week)

What a fun relaxing time...

My Auntie and I spent the weekend up at Lower Lake near Black River Falls. This is my Father's side of the family which I don't know as well as my Mom's, but they welcomed me so very graciously.

Some of the highlights were:

  • Walking around the lake.

  • Watching the kids bat at the pinata.

  • Sampling Chardonnays (my favorite was the Chilean 'Royal Bitch'!

  • Talking about G&T's all day long and not drinking even one...

  • The Water Balloon Toss (wondering if I should upload some video)

  • The fire pit ;)

  • Showing off my Johnny Depp pics! (yes, I did...)

  • The swing overlooking the lake, where folks sat to read JP's Enquirer (No Kidding!)

  • Last, certainly far from least! Sunday Morning Breakfast, mmm.....

  • Looking at nearly microscopic baby snails...

  • Oh, and in case you couldn't figure it out, taking pics of the kids ;)


Thanks to all the Ewers' for a wonderful time!!!!



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24 comments:

Suz said...

So glad you got to spend time with family! The slideshow is awesome. :)

lawgirl said...

Hi Shakes. That sounds like a great weekend. Great slideshow. I love watching kids play. And I love Chardonnay. Hey that rhymes. I didn't do that on purpose, I swear.

Judge said...

Shakes, it sounds and looks like you had a beautiful 4th. Being kind of a wine taster these days I might have to add the Royal Bitch to my repetoire :)

Hugs!

dj said...

Hi Shakes: It looks like you had a nice time! Its really beautiful up there. The firepit area looks great (I love to do that). Also the wine--that is funny!

What a nice family. Was that your Auntie with the pink blouse?? She looks very sweet. I also like the salt and pepper dogs!

Thank you for the show!! I'm glad you had a fun and relaxing time. :)

-dj

Robbi said...

Sure look's like you had a great 4th of July..
Love the slideshow...
really captures all the fun and family...
Talking about the wine is funny....

So glad you had fun!

shakenbsis said...

Hi Suz! Hi Tiffany!
Looks like I was jsut getting off when you guys stopepd by last night. Watching the kids play was big fun, I'm not one to play much myself, but I love to watch them! ;) I like to take their pics when they don't know I'm watching...

Rachel! I don't know much about wines except what I like ;) The Royal Bitch was fun and gave us a lot of laughs ;)

dj! the salt and pepper scotties were so fun to watch defending their territory (against Zach the puppy)... OMG! I love the fire too, I could sit and stare at it all night long... It was all very relaxing except for the ride home from which I needed a vacation!

shakenbsis said...

Hi Robbi!!! ;)

Osh said...

wonderful picturers! So glad you had a nice time!

-Sir Jack said...

I really loved your slide show Shakes!! Looks like you have some great relatives and had a good time. The sunset on the lake photo is my fave, love! You had a pix of someone in pink socks...you're related to Lotus?

~Minxie~ said...

Shakes... that was a great slideshow. Looks like you all had a wonderful time.... your family is beautiful!!! Love the Royal Bitch wine!! LOL....

One can never have enough pics of the children at play.....

Hugs

Sandsitive said...

Hi Shakes, I like the slide show! Sounds like you had a great holiday. Those fun times get more precious as we get older lol...

shakenbsis said...

Thanks guys for putting up with the vacation pics! LOL

Sir, it's quite possible that we may have been seperated at birth and never knew it! The pink socks aren't mine, but I have a pair jsut like them...

Lotus said...

Shakes, great pics! Loved the firepit and I think it was a water balloon toss. Too much fun!

My family reunions usually end with a shooting followed by a police raid! The shooter is on my dad's side of the family and the police are on my mom's side of the family! Fun times!!!

shakenbsis said...

Like the Hatfields and McCoys??? I'm laughing cuz I was right by Hatfield WI this weekend! ;)

Lotus said...

Shakes, you probably are my long-lost something or other! LOL! Yea, I love family. Esp. someone else's! (just kidding)

shakenbsis said...

Lotus makes me smile!!!

dj said...

Awww!!! Thank you Shakes!! He looks so small....he must be a baby donkey. Hes so cute.....:)

Blaznfire911 said...

Shakes, sounds like you had a great time. I LOVE all the pics! Esp the donkey one LOL

Anonymous said...

Great pics Betty-San! Loved the slide-show. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time! I recognized Aunt B.'s shoe. lol (I believe that was her foot...that shot with the baby) ??
What a beautiful place to gather for the 4th. It looks so relaxing there. Made me want to go visit the Ewers.
: ) Love you, S

Anonymous said...

Oh! and the Lady walking donkey pic.,
it looks like there's a cross above the donkey's withers. GREAT shot!!!
Love it!, S

shakenbsis said...

Hi Doc! Hope your 'baby' is doing better..

anonS! Hey friend, you called it! that is indeed Aunt B's shoe LOL!!!!

Yeah, the ewers' are a FUN bunch. Very relaxing at the lake...

-Sir Jack said...

Hi Shakes! Just making sure you get your daily does of goosebumps, my love!! Nice to see you at the cabin last night. Have a great Saturday!

shakenbsis said...

ooohhh Sie!
Vewy, vewy naughty.... ;)

cricket said...

I love parties! great kid pics!