My family spent the end of July at Lake Ouachita for the 28th time.
We love these days so much.
|My family - The Powells|
|Lake Ouachita - View from The Point|
|Lake Ouachita - View from our cabins|
|With Dad and my brothers and sisters.|
|Lake Bags filled with fun things for all the girls.|
|Lake Bags filled with fun things for all the boys!|
|Big kids helping little kids.|
|Pretty sure this one will become a painting soon.|
|One of three quilts my nieces made from their mother's t-shirts.|
What a flood of memories!
|Celebrating the newest little Powell.|
|The best part of a boat ride is jumping out.|
|Jumping out never gets old.|
Watching swimmers means counting heads again and again.
Every family member age 6-91 is responsible for helping to prepare one meal.
|Men cooking steaks!|
That's my son Andrew, my dad, and my brother Anthony.
|The younger kids made jello and punch for a lunch.|
|Great work, kids!.|
|The big boys make banana pudding for another lunch.|
|Food prep is serious business.|
|I love that EVERYone does his/her part.|
|The big girls make lunch.|
|It takes a lot of sandwiches to feed 25 kids and 25 adults.|
|He can still toss a horse shoe at 91!|
|I love that all ages enjoyed the horse shoes.|
|I look like I know what I'm doing. HA!|
|My daughter-in-law's the bowler... works for horseshoes too.|
|Woo Hoo! A ringer for Tom!|
|Woo Hoo for the little guys!|
|We tried to find a level place, but...|
|My husband & son... |
Skipping rocks off The Point is a long-time tradition for them.
|Who put squirt guns in the Lake Bags?|
Oh... I guess it was me!
|And some of the Lake Bags had nail polish! Pretty!|
|Ron has been playing catch with that particular nephew since... forever.|
|These girls are about ready to learn to ski.|
|Aunt Kittie brought things to make custom hair bows!|
|Must have been pretty serious... "No, you may not go to the pool alone" or "Yes, you must wear a life jacket" or No, you may not have 5 dumb dumbs in your mouth at once" or "Yes, you'll get to help with a meal after you go to kindergarten."|
|Little boys + a mud hole + a little freedom = ???|
|Pizza on the night before The Lake officially began.|
|Uncle Curt always has a board game going.|
|Ahhh... favorite spot.|
|I can only imagine the conversation between these little cousins.|
|He's probably saying, "Look. People are always going to |
tell you how beautiful your hair is. You'll get used to it."
|Special time together.|
|Love being at this place with this guy!|
Since I've retired, I didn't need to think about getting ready for the school year as I returned home.