Friday, May 23, 2008

A Late, Late Mother's Day Report

Yes, Angelina, I will be keeping the hat. We've had adventures together and now I can't bear to part with it. I knew you would especially appreciate a picture of me wearing it in a boat... drinking wine and eating chocolate... and, yes, even fishing... poorly.

Last Saturday, my wonderful family took me out to Camp Tilikum for a belated Mother's Day outing. Since *The* Mother's Day was spent honoring *our* moms, I was more than happy to wait for my day.

James did an excellent job of planning the whole thing and keeping it a secret from me. I *never* get to be surprised... being the mom and generally pretty observant, it's nearly impossible to keep me from figuring out what's going on, even when I don't want to know.

I had an idea of what he had in store for me, but nothing definite and certainly didn't know any details... and I loved it!

He packed a bag full of loveliness including wine, cheeses, bread, soda, water, ham and, of course, chocolate which we ate in a canoe while fishing in the lake! Well, Anna actually fished. I did my very best impression of a person who has been fishing maybe once in her life and slashed at the air with my pole while the fished mocked me openly.

Anna caught five fish.

All I had to show for my efforts was a lopsided sunburn on my right arm.

She was in her glory!

It was an amazing outing that was immediately followed by a trip to the Cameo to see Prince Caspian and dinner. A better day I cannot imagine. Very well worth the wait.

Thank you so much, my Darlings. I am so very Blessed.

4 comments:

KathyLMT said...

I love this! What a great way to spend the day. Yes, you are blessed! And so is your family.
Like the pictures too. So much fun and what a neat place. I want to go there.
Mom

Angelina said...

I want to do all that but without the fishing! How far away is this lovely place?

Angeleen said...

Angelina, it is very close to my house. It's just off of HWY 240 at 15321 NE North Valley Road.
http://www.georgefox.edu/offices/tilikum/index.html

You need to contact them a couple of days in advance if you want to go hang out there, though, to make sure they don't have an event going on.

Richie Designs said...

so cute. happy belated!!

don't you love, love, love craigslist? so happy for your little cutie pie cows