Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Balm for the Soul

Heart So Full

We spent our annual day in the mountains with family and life-long friends yesterday. It is a renewing of the spirit that I crave all year long. I had a huge grin on my face the whole drive up. The weather was gorgeous, the company lovely, and the water frigid (as usual).

Swimming, wading, jumping, floating, climbing, hiking, rock stacking and throwing, hot dog roasting, homemade goodies eating, chatting, reading, stick and rock collecting, exploring, fire building and poking, card playing, and basking in the sun.


There were more than twenty of us, and most everyone else is camping overnight for several nights.

It’s difficult to tell from this next picture, but that log is so high. Can you see Lola at the top? The girl is fearless. And crazy.

Crazy Lola

And so stinkin’ cute.


Russ had to work and coach (he works so hard and crazy hours!), but he surprised us by coming up for the last hour or two. We were all so happy to see him.


Twins. [I’m wondering when Leif is going to pass up Luke in size. Probably not long now.]



“Now the heart is so full that a drop overfills it…”


Heather said...

a feast for the eyes! thank you!

Kim said...

Gorgeous! Where is this beautiful spot located? Our family is planning a trip through OR in the near future. This looks like the perfect place to just be.

Heidi said...

Kim, this is at House Rock Campground on Hwy 20 in the Willamette National Forest.