Thanksgiving – 2012

Initially we were not going to be able to see the kids due to some silly mix-up. I am so very grateful that in the end we connected and had a wonderful meal together. My daughter discovered Lake Wasatch about 10 years ago. It is this very special 300 acre lake with I believe nine cabins on it. She took us there once and now we meet there every weekend “after” Labor Day weekend. We bring our dogs, hang out, enjoy nature and are grateful for no WiFi or 3G. It is serene and beautiful, but most of all it is really wonderful family time.

After discovering our plan for Thanksgiving wasn’t going to work, we were finally able to settle upon a new plan. We went to Lake Wasatch. We shared the responsibility of fixing dinner, bringing things both from St Louis and from Indianapolis. The kids came for Thanksgiving dinner and then trudged home later that night after a wonderful movie. We stayed for two nights. At night we made popcorn and watched movies as if we were dating again. It was fun.

The dogs go crazy with all of the smells of the woods, other people’s dogs, forest creatures and two resident Potbelly pigs that each way weigh in at about 250 pounds. I have no idea where my photos went. However, once I was back at home the photos were no longer in my camera. The lake was so beautiful during late autumn. The changing autumn light really made it a different place.

As I lost my late autumn photos I share these from September 2012. I am especially fond of the last photo taken in early morning as the fog rises off the lake. When we went in September I enjoyed seeing the young Swans.`There were 5 children. They were sort of fuzzy and brown. Today they have little of that brown left … but they are still there with Mom and Dad. Needless to say the Canadian Geese (or are they Canada Geese?) and the Swans were each quite territorial, making lots of noise.

12 thoughts on “Thanksgiving – 2012

  1. That all looks like such a beautiful and very tranquil place to spends a few days with family. I miss not seeing swans here. We don’t have any on the island at all. So glad you enjoyed your visit and all the family including pets did too. Incredibly lovely.
    RYN on my about page..thank you

  2. Plan “B” so often rises to the occasion in such a way to teach there is no need for expectation. The place looks gloriously peaceful. I like your description of the dogs finding such delight in all the different scents left behind by all and sundry. Is that your beloved looking wise and pensive in the green chair?

    If you say, “oh no, that’s my son-in-law” – well – it’s a testament to your ageless persona.

    A movie and popcorn is a treat for me any day. I recently watched “A Royal Affair” . The acting is superb and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Danish monarchy.

    I’m sure you encouraged Gin re an intuitive session. Many thanks. Isn’t she a preciously adventurous soul?

  3. Oh what a glorious way to spend the holiday weekend–whatever the holiday might be. And what peacefilled captures! You’re right–that last one is indeed a keeper. Darn that we didn’t get to see the pot bellied pigs–but goodness…….250 pounds worth is a lot of little pig!

    Popcorn, movies, barking puppies and chubby pot bellied pigs….visiting children and silent nights. *happy sigh* Sounds to me like it was the best of times!

  4. Oh it sounds wonderful and the photos are a visual TREAT. I could LIVE there, and very happily. So happy you had that wonderful family time. Is the elderly big black dog your old fellow? He must have loved all the wild smells.

  5. ah wonderful…what a place to kick back and relax…a little dating each other never hurts as well….i def would not mind retreating to a cabin once i retire….maybe live there…probably not practical but….bet it was great to have the family as well for the day…thanks for the peak…smiles.

  6. They are all beautiful, but I can see why you like the last one best. Rather etherial.

    Sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving. We did too. Every since my son and daughter-in-law got married, we have this new tradtion of sharing responsibility for dinner. We each make two dishes and no one has an overwhelming responsibility for the day. It works out beautifully and we all love the collaboration.

    … and here I am, thankful for you, Liz.

    Happy days and many blessings,

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