Thursday, July 7, 2011


We spent an awesome week at the lake with Honey and Papa...and all the way from Doha....Aunt Sissy, Uncle Nick, Brooks, Barrett and Georgia!! Our first family gathering of the summer was spent at no place else but THE LAKE!! Our favorite place!

Immediately when Dave pulled up in the boat, the kids were ready for a ride!Al, Georgia, and Aunt Sissy

Nick and Brooks who is the first born of these 5 cousins. Can't believe he is about to be 6!

Many meals on the deck.

How many monkeys can you fit in the tub?

One day we drove to the great town of Athens, hometown of our Honey, to visit our Great Aunt Leta and Uncle Mac.

AL and Georgia


The little bits thought gathering sticks would be fun.

Uncle Mac always takes each child on a tractor ride.
AL enjoyed it and even got a little bossy telling Uncle Mac where to go.

Honey, Papa, Aunt Leta and Uncle Mac

Attempted Watkins Family pic. ha!

We had some good home cookin' at the Old West Steakhouse and somebody was enjoying her ice cream.

Back to the lake for some fun on the water.

Daddy and Anna Lou on the tube.

Honey and her girls.

Fruit kabobs!

The deck had a hot tub which we thought was kind of pointless in the summer. But make for some great entertainment for the big kids. AL was taking extra safety precautions in this pic.

The babies of the group who actually will be in the same grade when they are older. Although looks like Graham could sit on her and break her now.:)

Barrett actually caught one of the only fish caught that week right after this picture.

Honey and Papa pulled out all of the stops to provide non-stop entertainment for the kids!!

G found the sand, of course.

Next day on the tube this little missy wanted to go by herself. (Probably bc her big bro cuzzies were doing it!)

Loving it!Can you blame her, it's good.

Fun game of screaming and throwing our hands up when we drove under a bridge.

Daddy showing me up, big time!

Every morning the men would wake up early to go fishing. Unfortunately they didn't exactly bring home the dinner. Just wasn't our week for catchin'. But they had fun anyways!

We took turns cooking and here is Uncle Nick showing up my tacos with bacon wrapped filets. yum!

lots of good food!

i think he likes the powdered donuts.

Do you need a spoon? So you can eat her up!

Honey got these cute suits for the girlies.

AL looking a little wet.


Graham was napping but the rest of 'em.

Papa made these cool mini marshmallow guns! They loved them!

Hugs saying goodbye after a blessed week!

Trying to get cuz pic that didnt work out so well.:)

Our ragga-muffins with H&P!

Loved, loved, loved every moment at the lake with my family! We are so happy to have our Doha family home for the summer. We are sad Uncle Nick is now back in Doha, but excited to spend time with my sis and her three while they are in Texas for the summer!! Thank you H&P for serving, hugging, loving, cooking, enteraining and making our week memorable! We love you!

1 comment:

The Copeland Family said...

So much fun! Great memories!