18.4.11

Weekend Happenings

It was a work filled weekend, cold and windy. I thought family from away would be interested in seeing some photos especially with the high water...

Looking off the deck.

Thankfully this is our family's cabin... not our home! My dad actually helped build the cabin with his family several years ago and it has been a wonderful place for extended family to gather in the warm months. My dad definitely has a big job keeping the place up since he lives close by... and well at this time of year it really is a BIG job!!! He's doing his best to save the place. My hubby and I were happy to help him out by doing some more sand bagging on Friday. I was surprised at how much ice there still was on the lake. Since it was such a windy day the ice did serve a good purpose by keeping the waves from crashing in.


Water has never been so high. For those of you who haven't seen the cabin in person, there is usually green grass to the trees then there are HUGE rocks that then go down to a beach area. I think it was 3 years ago when we had a large beach area. Crazy how quickly that changed.


This is the main highway 81. Only trucks can pass.

This is looking to the right of there.

There will be lots of clean up this summer.


The ice and wind have been so powerful it went right through some places. Again, its lucky that most of these places are summer getaways, but there are some year round homes here too. Another reminder that earthly items come and go.

As soon as we got home from sand bagging it started snowing like crazy and snowed on and off all weekend. No, I'm not even going to complain this time. Things could always be much worse... plus a little person was definitely excited to go sledding and build a snowman again.


Then it was Palm Sunday!

She had lots of fun with what she called her "feather", ha, ha... it was almost as big as her!

Then that night she was writing her name all by herself for the first time. She's been writing HI for a long time now but that is all she wanted to write, didn't even want to try any other letters until this last Sunday night. Boy was she excited with what she could do! :)

Too cute! I am so proud of this little girl and feel so lucky to have her in my life every day!

We are so blessed!

4 comments:

Kelly Berkey said...

what incredible photos, jodi! i'm so glad everyone is safe and you have such a wonderful outlook on life.

yes, all of us who have a home are so blessed and can't complain about a little ole snow!

xo

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh my goodness... I have been hearing about the flooding. I really hope it starts going down soon. Having all that ice still is crazy... but actually sounds helpful! This late snow is certainly wild. A snowman at the end of April... too funny! :) I can see why you would be proud of your little girl... writing her name... how exciting!

AMKreations said...

Wow...is that on a lake? I cannot imagine the devastation...but know that water can be so powerful. I am glad it is not your "home", but sorry for all the damage.

Your dd is so precious! =) Yay on writing her name.

Jill said...

Hi Jodi! It has been awhile since i have stopped in to visit.
CRAZY WEATHER, but as always you have a great outlook on it all. On another note, love your recent art work. What a talented lady you are!!
May you have a Blessed EASTER!!
love, jill