Monday, June 01, 2009

a break from routine

Last week I was disturbed to find out my mom was really sick. What at first was thought to be the flu was finally diagnosed as a bad infection. My dad took her to an all day excursion to ER on Sunday and they poked and prodded and finally got her figured out and on her way home. Andrea and her family visited on Monday and reported back that mom looked quite terminal rolling around in her wheel chair. There is nothing like a bad illness to remind us all of what is precious in life.

We were able to get away on Saturday afternoon, leaving the hay sit in the field (the bales multiply when you let them sit -- it is a well known fact). It was such glorious weather and perfect to be at the lake "recuperating" with mom. It was wonderful to see her on the mend and her strength returning. No wheel chair required.

If there was a Black Lake Beauty contest, Emma would enter it. She found a crown at a garage sale and has proudly worn it ever since. 

The lake was very busy with boat traffic and both girls enjoyed watching the jet skis and water skiers. It was so hot down at the beach and we all went wading.

Mandy kept busy transporting sand from one location to the next. Her activities these days are exercises in futility usually, but she is very active.

And of course they got nice and sandy...

We could have left Mandy at the lake and she would have been happy. 

On Sunday I visited our cousin and took pictures of her new baby, Benjamin (3 weeks old yesterday). I have lots of sweet newborn pictures to share, but here is just one to tide you over.

My house is frighteningly messy, so I'll wait to edit the rest of the pictures later. I'll post them on my photography blog (click here).


sherri said...

thanks for the help recuperating. Back to work and a million things to do tday!

Dan & Hillary and little Russell said...

Glad to see the sun and the sand in the pictures! Sorry the house is a disaster. Just as the bales multiply, so do the dirty dishes;-)

Michal said...

i'm glad you were able to take a break and spend time with your mom--and in such a gorgeous setting, too.

Sara said...

Thanks for coming by and taking the pictures! Benjamin looks adorable in the picture above - I can't wait to see the rest!

Anonymous said...

I was so sorry to hear that your Mom was so sick. Sure glad they found out the problem & that she's back on her feet again. I'm sure the visits from her daughter's & family's helped a lot. Now she's back in her stride, busily cleaning & taking care of things again. The camp can't run as well without her! So nice to see Black Lake looking so gorgeous!!
Aunt Dianne

Cathy said...

Glad to hear that your mom is doing much better and that you were able to go help out!

Linds and Manda said...

Glad to hear that your mom is on the mend and that you been enjoying sunny, not so much, but we are healthy!