8.07.2007

sharing the love

It really was a wonderful weekend. Wet, yes, but that can now be considered part of the wonder. I really do love falling asleep to the sound of rain on a tent. And my babies didn't do half bad sleeping in the tent. Well...maybe the folks sharing our camp might have something different to say about that! Never the less...it was a terrific weekend, with amazing people and some of the most beautiful country as our backyard. What more could I ask for? On top of all that, we got a chance to go out on the lake in Papa's handmade canoe (that would be the beauty above). I am so thankful that he is so eager to share it with his family and his grandchildren. Asher actually gets pretty captivated by the rhythm of the rowing and the scenery to soak in...although, this year he was a bit more eager to place his arms in the water to feel the current wash over his skin. Good thing we have such a patient and calm captain on board. Journey would have been in the boat as well, had there been an opportune time to take her between feedings, rain fall, and nap times. She can't wait for next year!!!
Asher found a few new loves. One of those being worms. He couldn't get enough of these creatures and built up quite a collection by the last day. It was a bit hard to leave them behind...but he did well...promising to visit again as soon as he can.
Another favorite activity this trip was hunting for crawdads...or LOBSTERS as Asher preferred to call them. There wasn't a moment that went by that Asher wasn't trying to persuade someone to go down to the water to catch some fishies and lobsters. His persuasion resulted in quite a collection of these as well. And again, as hard as it was for him, he set them all back into the water to find their families once he was done admiring them and fearing them all at the same time.

I love seeing Asher in nature. This picture kind of caught that spirit that I see so often in him. The kind of spirit that is quite contagious and filling. Being out in the wilderness always lends itself to feeling that kind of freedom.

Looks like Journey feels it too.

Hoping you all had a beautiful weekend as well...I'll be checking in as often as I can over the next week!

12 comments:

GG said...

You really caught the essence of our weekend in beautiful prose and photos, melding both into lovely poetry, Jessie! When you get to wondering what to give your Dad for Christmas just blow up that magnificent photo of his handmade canoe, frame it and you have the perfect gift for him to hang in his office at home or at work. That photo is absolutely stunning and if you are the one who took it it illustrates another of your many talents. You make me proud to be your grandfather! GG

Debbie said...

Jess, it looks like you had such a beautiful time with your family. You are getting wonderful with capturing so much emotion in your pictures! Careful, a new business adventure may await you! :)

Nonnie said...

A great time had by all! The pictures are beautiful! I love the "catchin crawdads" pic. What wonderful memories. We may not realize at the time, the memory it is, but pictures are so great to bring all that feeling back to relive those moments!

Auntie Vee said...

I think I need to take photography lessons from you! All I know how to do is point and shoot and half the time the camera is on the wrong settings!!

Brittni Turgesen said...

It looks like I missed out on a ton of fun! I was thinking of you all and missing you all. I bet Asher won't forget this trip any time soon!!! So where did he get the Sponge Bob rain jacket? His auntie B didn't get that for him:) I thought that was funny.

tia said...

i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that picture of the canoe and of asher running...you captured two beauties in their element. i would love to have copies of those pics jess...and of the fishing pole on your other entry. i have some GREAT ones of journey that papa took. i will try to get them to you. love you and miss you!

jessamyn said...

Britt....Auntie Cory gave him that rainjacket. And, of course, he loved it to pieces...asking to put it on as soon as he felt a single sprinkle of rain.
Thank you all for the wonderful comments about the pictures. I feel flattered!
Auntie Vee...glad you are back!!!:)

Beth said...

beautiful pictures! looks like you all really enjoyed your selves!

Simplicity Wins said...

Jess,
Your pictures are amazing! I know you have heard that several times already but I couldn't go without mentioning it again. That picture of your dads' canoe is so beautiful. He is so talented, and to think...it actually works! I agree with Grandpa, you should frame it for his room. He would just love it. The pictures of your entire trip were captivating! You have such a great eye. Ashers is a boy after my own heart with the way he loves nature. I am so glad you had such a great vacation with your loved ones. These are memories that you and your children will have for many years to come. love you!

Jme said...

Oh I had so much fun!! It was so fun trying to catch crawdads for Asher (even if they didn't want my cheese). :) Releasing them to their families was much sweeter. :) Thanks for the wonderful pics. We do have a very talented dad don't we. :)

Rae said...

I love the picture of Asher running, too. Sounds like such a beautiful weekend!

daisies said...

how absolutely wonderful :)