Friday, July 17, 2009

Lake Murray

GranDaddy, Will, Olivia, McIver, Mamoo and I all piled in our car yesterday to take our extra freezer up to the lake.  We had not been there since before we left Greenville four years ago, and I would even say it had been a while before that since we had been there.  Not one thing has changed - except maybe that the yard was in pretty bad shape which made Mamoo quite upset.  She kept saying that she was glad Papa wasn't there to see it - he took such pride in that little piece of Heaven on Earth.  

The lake has been special to Will and me for a long time.  It's where we got engaged.  I drove up to the lake from Macon one Friday after work.  We visited with Mamoo and Papa for a little while before Will took me to dinner at a restaurant on the lake (the Rusty Anchor).   He proposed in the boat on the way back to the house.  Mamoo and Papa knew that was his plan and were ready to celebrate with us when we got home.  One of our engagement parties was held at the lake house and we've spent many weekends there with friends and family.  We can't wait to start making memories there again with our children!

This is the view of the house from the lake.  Love all those windows.  The bottom floor is full with 3 sets of bunkbeds.  Of course, Olivia and McIver were staking their claims and planning which friends will sleep where when they come visit.  It's such a great house - perfect for hanging out with friends and family.  Lots of room to run around and play.  McIver didn't remember ever being there (and I'm not sure that Olivia actually remembers it - although, she has seen pictures of herself there).  

McIver found a little bucket and headed straight for the lake.  He watched the minnows and was as quiet as I've heard him in a long time because "you have to be quiet to catch fish, Mama."  Duh!

Olivia was grossed out by all the mayflies around the dock.  But, I was able to snap this picture of her with Mamoo.  Will caught a mayfly and tossed it into the lake.  The kids thought it was pretty cool to watch one of the brim snap it up.   

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