Thursday, June 16, 2011

Island Park

Checking schedules, there were only 4 days of the whole summer that our family and John's siblings could get away to Island Park. His sister Marianne and her husband Craig told us its one of their favorite places and we were excited to give it a try.

They have a special "cabin" they rent each year that sleeps 20 and we filled it up with 20 of us (4 kids couldn't make it due to work, school or mission)...

There were 8 adults and 12 kids under 19...

But we had plenty of rooms and beds for everyone. Even a boat dock right out in front...

We had a couple afternoons of pouring rain so we watched movies and played games...

One such game was guys vs. gals and John was so sure their team was going to win that he said losers would jump in the lake...

You can see who lost...

Brother-in-law Nate choreographed a "Y" pose, pirouette and front-knee tuck off the dock. Hilarious...

The 5 girl cousins (1 missing)...

Heading out with a boat-load of cousins...

Ready for anything... and they got soaked when Uncle Craig drove right through a wake!

Garrett surfing behind the boat...

The adults watching the kids having fun...

Garrett, Grayson & Troy musing...

Hailey, Hillary & Crystal laughing...

Hillary and Crystal tubing...

Hailey and 17-year-old cousin Austin, catching up...

Lots of chatting...

Lots of cooking and eating...

Lots of fun... (hopefully this will be the start of an annual tradition)


3 comments:

Carin said...

I love Island Park!!! That looks like so much fun!!!! What a great family!!!!

Misty said...

Island Park is beautiful. I haven't been there forever! I'm glad you had fun. I hope you have a great race this weekend!

Mrs. Organic said...

What a fun tradition to start. Good luck with Ragnar!