Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Daddy Day Hike

I can't let too much time pass without posting in honor of Dad. Not only my Dad, but Daddy to my children as well. Unfortunately, I did not get to spend Father's Day with my Dad, but the next time we are able to get together we will have a late celebration which most assuredly will involve bbq:) But father's day was spent in such a way that brought back fond memories of my dad and summers of camping, hiking and just enjoying the outdoors of beautiful central Oregon.
Billy, the kids, and I left straight from church and drove out to Suttle Lake, just outside of Sisters, OR. Before we even sat down at the lakes edge to eat our picnic lunch, Will was already covered in dirt and sand! (this will come as no surprise to those of you who are blessed with boys or know Will:)) Then we headed out on the trail that takes you completely around the lake. A good 3 1/2 mile hike. (I think we need to teach Emma how to pace herself...the girl doesn't know how NOT to skip and hop her way along!)

It is so beautiful there! And the day was perfect!
At the half way mark, we let the kids "cool off". (Only problem there was the chaffing Will experienced the second leg of our journey)

My turn with Lincoln...it was just too much for him to take.
Almost there... a little pit stop to admire the creek!
Will saying, "YES, I did it! I worked it out and built stronger muscles!" Hey. He worked hard too, you know:)
It was a great time and we topped off the day with a little stop at Papandrea's in Sisters for some yummy pizza!

Billy, I love you, thank God for you, and can't stop watching you with our children...reading them their Bibles, teaching, sharing, loving, hugging, comforting, and playing. Their favorite time of day is when you walk in that door...


gramma said...

What a wonderful day! Beautiful pictures and a blessed tribute to your husband. I remember when he was just 'a kid'and praying that he would mature into a Godly man - and hearing that he has brings the tears.

Karyn&Kelly said...

Wait a minute...it's 3 1/2 miles?!?! I can't believe I did it last year!

Looks like you had a great day with the fam :)

Oh, and we have a similar picture of Aspen last year sleeping in the kelty on Kelly's back. I asked my dad if he would carry me in the kelty so I could take a nap and he said no.

I'll be quiet now.