Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mountain Retreat



The weekend promises to bring sunshine and good times.
Dan's law school friends are packing their cases and coming for a visit to the lake house.









My sister and family will be here too...
...the more the merrier!





This afternoon I sat and relaxed with a book on the deck for a little while...
...sort of the calm before the storm!





...and then late this afternoon Dan took me for a ride in the boat...

I never get tired of looking at our beautiful lake and the mountains beyond...
...and catching glimpses of the cottages and cabins, camps and mountain retreats that surround the area.

...this weekend he will take his friends skiing and tubing...

...but for now...for me...it was a slow and calm, sightseeing tour of the lake.

I hope your weekend brings what you are looking for...
...either lots of fun with family and friends...or lots of relaxation and peace...

...maybe a bit of both!
:)

19 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

Interesting shoes for sure. You guys and gals have fun. We are hosting a nineteenth birthday party for our daughter. Should be loud, fun, and not boring. hugs♥olive

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, that sounds like so much fun, a lot of laughter, good food, and friends! In a gorgeous setting, it does not get any better than that!

Carol

Char said...

I love your red chair and pillows! Where/when are those shoes from? They make me think of ancient Himilayan shoes.
Sounds like you will have a great weekend!
Charmaine

Suz said...

Hi Laura,
We are in South Dakota and I wish I had remembered to bring the camera. We came in at twilight and the light and shadows over the corn field, river, cows in pasture and weathered houses were so beautiful. Every place has its own beauty.

Your lake setting looks gorgeous and how sweet of your son to take you out for a ride.

Hugs,
Suz

gretchen said...

oh, i am loving those shoes, too ....
have a wonderful trip!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Laura,
Darling shoes. I hope your weekend is one of relaxation and much enjoyment too. I've been thinking of you and wondering about your mom.

Linda said...

I love being on the water, too~ all my stress just washes away...so relaxing! Enjoy your special time!

Fräulein Klein said...

I like your red chair!
And the shoes are so great!!!!
Have a nice day,
Hugs, yvonne

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

In a boat with your son, on that beautiful lake, well, it doesn't get much better than that, does it, Laura? Hope you have a wonderful weekend. p.s. I have a leather briefcase that is very similar to yours :)

Sheila Rumney said...

I hope you have a great weekend with your family. The lake is beautiful. What a great vintage our home book!

BELDECOR by Bine said...

Hi Laura,
oh yes, wonderful impressions of your beautiful lake... have a great and relaxing weekend.
Hugs Bine

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

What a beautiful place. We helped paint our friend's cottage on lake in Mass. a couple of weeks ago and I fell in love with it. I would love a little cottage in their little world. So pretty and peaceful. I am glad you are having such a great time:)
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

trash talk said...

Just checking in and see that you are enjoying the lake and family.
Those shoes are wonderful especially against the hay.
Debbie

rustandruffles said...

Such wonderful pictures...the shoes and briefcase are so cute and funny!
Happy day!
xojanis

Marsha's Mpressions said...

ah..sounds like a wonderful weekend and your post is so inviting with those awesome pics! Love the red chair. Makes me want to go outside and read a book, but it's a little too hot for that here.

Rosemary said...

Sounds like such fun. Wish I were there.
Have a wonderful time!
Rosemary

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Laura,
I wanna come!! That sounds like heaven, a weekend with friends on the lake. I guess we don't have many left before school starts & fall begins. Enjoy it! BTW, love that leather case! Lisa

DustyLu said...

I just love your posts! There so beautiful! Have a wonderfuld day! ~Lulu

Gert said...

Love all your pictures, the lake looks so beautiful! I miss the time we use to spend at the lake! I know you will have a blessed weekend!! Enjoy! We plan to just relax and try to stay cool!

Blessings....
xoxo Gert