Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Beautiful Lake Tahoe

Last week the mister and I took a little break and visited Lake Tahoe with some friends. We've known these two couples since 1977 and lived in the same town for years. We raised our kids together, went camping together many times, our boys were in the same scout troop, our husbands on the same softball teams. They're more like family than friends.
We stayed in our friends timeshare. Our condo was on the top floor overlooking the beach.

The boys took the boat out every morning and went fishing.

They even caught a couple of Macinaw trout.The girls made some flip flops with water balloons and shoes from the dollar store.

We played lots of games.

We went shopping, out to dinner, cooked a little, and talked from morning to night.

Thanks guys! We had a great time.


The Fullmer FamBamily said...

Wow, looks like fun! Hope you had a great time!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Sounds wonderful; the water looks so cool and inviting. I love those balloon flip flops!

Scrap for Joy said...

There's nothing like fun time spent with old friends. Sounds like a perfectly relaxing vacation Sue.

Lisa said...

I LOVE the dollar store shoes. I'm going to have my daughter make those for her birthday party! Darling! And I could almost feel the lake breeze blowing through my hair. Aaahhhh.

Kathleen Grace said...

Those flip flops are adorable! I need a little time at beside a lake, how beautiful!

Julie Harward said...

I have never been there..so pretty! I love the flip flops too very cute! Sounds like such a fun time! :D

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Nothing quite like a get away with those you love...I could feel Nature at its best too...except the snow on the mountains made me get a chill.

wow, no wonder they went out fishing every morning!

And the balloon flip flops what a fun thing to do just tie those balloon right onto them flip flops...how fun to see them come together.

You'll have to go more often Mimi

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love your Lake Tahoe photos. I haven't been there in years. Those flip flops are so cute. Water balloons, what a great idea!

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

What Fun!
Love the thongs...oops..er, flip flops :-D
I love to go to sleep listening to the sound of water lapping along the shore....
I'll bet you had a way good time.
Enjoy your day.

Linda said...

I lived in N. California for many years and often went to Tahoe~ I was always amazed at the beautiful color of the water there!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

What wonderful photos! Love your new look!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Sue, it sure looks like you had a blast! I LOVE the sandals! What a darling idea! So summer!


Cindy Geilmann said...

Wow, what a wonderful get away. The flip flops are so you. The water looks cold, but that fish looks great. We've got to get together sometime!!!!!


The Gathering Place said...

What a fun vacation! I love the flip flops!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Looks like a piece of heaven on earth!! Thanks for taking these beautiful photos to share with us.

I love the darling little red chair you got from the 'give and take'. When my brother lived in Boston, there was a 'put and take'...you can only imagine the treasures he brought home, repaired and made over.
Have a good weekend, Mimi-Sue.
Mary Lou

Annie said...

Wow! So pretty! Glad you had a good time:)

Brenda said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Lake Tahoe is so beautiful! The flip flops are adorable!

Gayle said...

Sue - I'm catching up on a few blogs and just read this entry. I grew up in Truckee which is real close to Lake Tahoe and my favorite place on earth! I'm glad you got to spend some time there!

Gayle said...

P.S. - And I've been playing a lot of Rummikub lately with family - such a fun game!

Lallee said...

How fun for everyone! I love the flip flops!