We met up with Josh's side of the family at Willow Lake the weekend before last...
As we were pulling out of our driveway, Josh said that he had spent seven months in Afghanistan daydreaming about the first time he'd see his old 76' Bayliner getting pulled up to the lake in his rearview mirror.
And these guys were pretty excited too.
We had to drive over to Klamath first though to drop off a load of bricks for the Veteran's War Memorial. (Veteran's names get engraved on bricks over in Grants Pass and then Josh takes the bricks over to Klamath Falls so they can be added to the memorial.)
Which meant we had a few minutes in Klamath to throw the football and run around.
And then we made a quick stop at Safeways for groceries before getting back on the road.
As soon as we got to the lake, the boys went for a ride in the boat and the girls went swimming with Grandma Jo.
And then the boys (or at least this boy) showed up to join us.
And then we made our way back to camp (with a quick stop for pinecone baseball).
And then we snacked.
And then it was the girls turn to get out on the boat.
Which meant I had to suit up for an open water swim. (Three weeks until the Deschutes Dash Triathlon.)
That's Josh Downs on the tube.
I know that last shot is kind of a mess, but I love it anyhow.
And I love that one too.
And then we BBQ'd some lunch.
And goofed off back at camp.
Courtney Lee was making that face because she knew it would make me laugh (and she was right).
Annie was making that face because she smashed her thumb on the boat.
Coley was making that face because I threatened to smooch him to death in front of everyone if he didn't smile for me.
And Josh Downs was making that face because he was in the middle of doing a Baywatch impersonation.
And that last shot is a collaborative effort between Coley and I. (He asked me to take a shot of the trees, so I dialed in the settings and he kept lifting my viewfinder higher and higher until he thought I was in the right position to get the shot.)
And then we loaded up the munchkins once again and set off for home.