Sunday, July 17, 2011

4th of July Vacation

We found out that it was our sixth year renting the lake house in Cumberland. No wonder it is starting to feel like home when we are there. And we have it reserved again for next year! We had beautiful weather the entire week, which enabled us to do a lot of fun outdoor activities.

We started off with the annual Doonan family
picnic on Sunday, July 3rd. Around the circle are
Dennis and his wife Margie, Doreen, Becky, Jan,
Kelly, Zack, Justin, Jolene and not pictured, Tim.

Of course Natalie was there. She hung out
with Grandma! Only Grandma was allowed
to change her poopie diaper. What an honor!! lol

Doonan cousins family picture
(Jolene, Jan, Kelly, Doreen, Tim, Dennis)

We went on our annual trip down the Namakogen
River. It was an absolutely beautiful day for it.
We had a group of five canoes this year.

Dave and Jan's oldest son, Sam surprised everyone
and showed up at the house. He lives is Kansas City, MO.
We rented a pontoon boat for four days and really enjoyed
being out on the lake. Sam caught the first big fish.

Dave caught the second fish. Kelly has a
baby sunfish on his line so he wanted me
to take his picture with Dave!

The next day when we went fishing Kelly caught
an 18 inch, 3-4 pound bass. It was fun to watch
him reel it in as it flipped up out of the water.
Good job Kelly!!

We were able to make it to the Spooner Rodeo
this year. The great part is a lady gave us
five free tickets so it didn't cost our
group anything. What a blessing!!

I was able to meet up with two of the girls I
went to WITC with in Rice Lake 31 years ago.
Sharon (middle) and I met last year. This year
DeAnne was able to come up from Eau Claire
and spend the afternoon with us. We met for
lunch at 11:00 and then spent the rest of the
time at the beach/park. We hope to make
this an annual reunion.

It was a great week and we really enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Now it's back to reality for all of us!