Thursday, August 11, 2011


We spent a week on a houseboat on Lake Shasta in California with my family, needless to say it was an absolute blast.  We used to rent a houseboat almost every year when I was a teenager, and it is seriously the best vaction ever, I'm so glad that we've started doing it again! You don't have to worry about clothes, makeup and all that stuff. It's such a fun break, you just play every day, all day, from sun up to sun down. I love it! I love getting to spend so much time with my family! 
Cooper & Aunty Jilli are best buddies!
Dane loved going on long rides with Mason
Cooper having a "picnic" with Aunty Jasmine. He had "picnics" with his aunties about 15 times a day.
Dane & Aunty Jasmine

We had to get creative with nap time.
Mason is the best Dad, he's always so patient.
Jared & Dad
My Dad decided to bring one of our surfboards on the trip,  we all thought  it would be a waste of space but it ended up being one of the favorite toys. We all had hours of fun playing with the surfboard.
Cooper with his Aunty Jilli, and Gramps
Dane was a brave boy, and loved going off the slide all by himself!  The slide drops off like 5 feet above the water, so it's pretty intense for a two year old! 
I love Jared!

Dane playing with Uncle Josh
Cooper & Aunty Jasmine
Dane & Aunty Jayla

Cooper "diving."
Cooper liked jumping off of the top of the houseboat into the water just like all of his aunts and uncles.
It was high....Crazy kid!
Gramps got Dane to sleep one day by swimming across the lake and back. What a good Gramps!
Cooper & Dane love their Grammy! 
Gramps caught a turtle just like last year. The boys loved it!

Cooper with his aunties, Jennalise, Jayla and Janessa

We spent more time "surfing" behind the waverunners than wakeboarding. It was fun to have a new challenge, it was really hard to stay balanced enough to get up on that thing.
Cooper and Uncle Josh
Dane & Daddy
Dane & Aunty Jayla
Cooper & Aunty Jilli
Cooper playing in the water with Grammy & Gramps
Jasmine doing sit-ups on the surfboard
Cooper & Aunty Jasmine
Josh did a backflip off of the surfboard, I'm so mad that I didn't get a better picture of it!
Dane & Uncle Josh
Cooper & Aunty Janessa
My brother Josh and me.
He's tanner than me... so what?
Cooper on a ride with Uncle Jeremiah
It's amazing how fun it can be to throw rocks for hours, and hours and....
Off to catch some frogs
My cute sister Jasmine and me.
Janessa & Josh doing flips off the slide.

Cooper & Grammy ready for bed after a long day of fun!
Cooper & his awesome Gramps
Packing to go home :(


laurdacooj said...

these pictures are so fun!!! I'm glad you guys had so much fun!!!love you!

Ryan said...

Dont you just love family?!?! Happy to see that you guys are enjoying one another making timeless memories.