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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Summer Cottage!

I just came back after spending a week at a cottage. Man, I could really get in the cottage mode all summer!

I love the western exposure because of all the great shots you get at sunset.

Nothing to get up for except the good coffee! From left, my sister, Joan, my sister, Gail, and MOI. Morning Beach Babes!??? Hags??!!

A beautiful sandy beach literally right at your doorstep makes swimming and boating so easy!

An old mahogany boat they restored called, "Mr. Sub"! (They found it sunk to the bottom of a bay!)

Ah! Me...a dock babe!

We went to hear my brother-in-law sing on the porch of a resort nearby. Left to right: Me, Gail, Joan.

Bill, the one who plays guitar and sings harmony on the song I wrote and sing on this blog!

I love our yearly sister-fest at the cottage!



Blogger Bobbie said...

Wonderful photos! What a beautiful place to spend time with your sisters.

I often stop by your blog just to listen to the song. I didn't know you wrote and sang it!

Take care and enjoy your weekend.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Anonymous RennyBA said...

You know I love this sort of cottage vacation and again it strikes me that the nature looks very much like Norway!

Mr. Sub looks like a beauty - to have a mahogany boat is a treasure you know!

You know I love that song and I'm sure Bill played it very nicely!

I do agree with you: 'If only we could bottle times like this! And uncork it when we need it!'

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Anonymous DianeCA said...

Looks like a fabulous vacation. Dreamy...a cottage, a good old wooden boat and music. I just love having a guitar around to sing along with good friends on a warm summer night. You are right about the sunsets..the first one is really incredible!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Blogger TorAa said...

I understand so well you love these annual meetings in the nature. You must have had a blast of a time in these beautiful surroundings.

As a Norwegian, I'm born to love the nature. And I'm happy to meet blogger friends that also knows how to use and prize our nature.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Blogger Beverly said...

How nice to hear from you. Those photos depict a wonderful time!

Yes, our church choir will start up again in August, I believe. Our Sweet Adelines chorus had three weeks off in July, and now we're back to learning new music for our show and this year's competition.

I hope you're feeling better than you were the last time you wrote.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Blogger Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Looks so lovely, great shots - and lovely to see what you look like too! Gorgeous smiling eyes!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Blogger storyteller said...

Ohmygosh! What breath-taking sunsets!!! How fun to spend time with your family like this … thanks for sharing the photos of you with your sisters and the BIL who wrote the beautiful song you sing here. What a wonderful yearly tradition!!!
Hugs and blessings,

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! As I read, this saying 'sisters are forever' flashed -- how true when I see these pictures. What a wonderful way to renew ties and enjoy the gifts of nature! A grand way to spend retirement years?

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Anonymous Coll said...

To be able to spend time at the cottage is wonderful. To be able to enjoy it and share it with your sisters is priceless. :-)

Love the photos!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Blogger Lynette said...

Oh what a great post and pictures MOI, you and your sisters look wonderful! I love the sunset photos too, what beautiful scenery you have there at the cottage. It sounds like the sister-fest was lots and lots of fun!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Blogger Akelamalu said...

What a great post and fabulous pictures. Looks like you had a great time.

I just got back off holiday and wanted to say thanks for the comment you left on Sophie's birthday memory, it was much appreciated. x

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Blogger gary rith said...

great to see you, and you are a beach babe!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Blogger GEWELS said...

Great sunset shots. Must be a theme this week as I also posted sunsets from my vacation. See great minds think alike.

This is you singing? Are you kidding me? It's awesome! As is the writing!

Glad you had a great, relaxing vacation. I also wish the whole summer is like this.


Monday, August 04, 2008

Blogger mystic rose said...

Hi, MOI,

It was a pleasant surprise to see your comment on mine. :) Hope you are doing well. I have cut back on blogging. Hopefully will get back to it sometime in the future.

I love these photos. Seems like you had a grreat time. Youve made me long for my sister.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Blogger fennymun said...

wow, looks like you had a great vacation at a very beautiful place! Nothing like family gathering indeed.

Yes, I'm back after having been away from bloggings for awhile. :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Blogger GrizzBabe said...

What a lovely group of siblings!

I so wish I could vacationed where you were. It's so beautiful.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Blogger Teresa said...

What a heavenly place to relax and enjoy time with family and friends!
The mahogany boat is SO cool!

Prayers and positive thoughts for resolution of your heart problems.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


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