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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fun on the Lake

Bonjour Mes Amis!
The past few days here at the chateau have felt anything but fall-ish!  Hot, muggy and in the 90's was the perfect excuse to spend some time on our lake. I finally remembered to take the camera with us on the boat the other day, so that I could snap some shots of Katie in action!
This is her favorite spot, helping Daddy drive the boat:) 
All geared up for a lap around the boat, in her cute little doggie life vest!
 Checking out the water...............
 Ok, I had to crop my head off in this shot, below. You really don't need to see me with wet hair and no makeup!!
Katie's life vest has a handle on the top, so I always swim right behind her, holding onto the handle so that I can keep her headed in the right direction!
Just looks at that scared little face!
One very quick lap around the boat, and she heads for the ladder!
 Ahhhh, the best part!  Getting air dried as we head back to shore!
I think that our swimming days are most likely over with, til next summer, as we are headed for cooler temps.

I wanted to thank you for your prayers for hubby and his mercy flight yesterday.  Thankfully they made it down to Memphis safe and sound with the young boy and his mom.  They were fighting a very strong headwind all the way, so what should have been no more than a 4 1/2 to 5 hour flight took 6 1/2 hours.
Hubby and copilot ended up spending the night, as a strong storm front moved in here in Michigan.  They were pretty beat, but happy that they could transport the family to St. Jude's.  
So today the two of them are headed back home, hoping that their flight is much quicker, and that the weather cooperates.
Hope you all have a great day!


Curtains in My Tree said...

Katie did look a little stressed in the water
I am sure she will learn to love her swims
she is so cute

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That Katie is adorable!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, Oh how I love seeing Katie swimming around the boat. What great pics you got. The swim vest with the handle is great. I did not know about those. Miss B loved the water too and I sure miss swimming with her. Katie's little scared face is precious.
The end of the swim season will end here in a couple weeks too.

Have a great night.

Susie said...

Looks like such fun. Your doggie is growing up. I like it's hair cut. Enjoy the rest of your boating time. I would go out in a boat every chance I could get. something so fun about riding on water and those wonderful smells. xoxo,Susie

Blondie's Journal said...

What a cutie Katie is. I used to swim laps around the boat with Milo when he was a pup. I just sat him on a floating cushion.

So glad hubby is okay...what a wonderful thing he did!


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

So glad that hubby got the family to St Judes and I hope the boy will be okay and that your husband has a safe trip home.
That Katie, what a little sweet heart. She is really growing up. Give her a big hug from me.
Have a great weekend.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Darling pictures of Katie! Wishing your husband a safe return flight home.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

God bless your husband. My cousin benefited from a similar flight when he was flown back to Denver from MO.

Katie does look a little scared! How fun the 3 of you on the water.

Tete said...

Oh, Donna- praying for the guys safe trip back and for the boy they took. St Jude's is a wonderful thing to have for so many children and their families when they are faced with the worst moments of their lives. Bless you both for doing this for them.
Love the photos of you and Katie swimming. We got that front through here and we have cooled down so much. 55 last night with a high of 72 today. Its just beautiful.
Have a fantastic weekend. I am baby sitting today and had a down day yesterday. She's sleeping, so trying to get caught up.

Debbie said...

What an amazing husband you have, Donna! I hope he's home, safe today.
Your day on the water looks fun. I think our swimming days are over for the season here too.
Happy Saturday to you!

NanaDiana said...

I missed this somehow, Donna. Looks like you had a good time. Ummm..I DO want to see you with wet hair and no makeup...are you kidding? Remember...the worse YOU look the better I look-lol Okay- not you cuz you are my friend. I will pick someone else....lol...like MyHero!

Love seeing your baby "swimming" xo Diana