Category Archives: lakelife


We’ve had so much rain this summer, it seems unreal. The water in our reservoir lake is so high, higher than I ever remember for this late in the season, and I watch the current run into the cove outside my back door. My husband calls nightly as he heads home from work and asks, […]

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Molly - July 31, 2013 - 1:20 pm

I watch mine grow every day. I am proud of them and happy they are slowly growing more and more independent. All I hope for them is happiness


Patrice - July 31, 2013 - 11:51 pm

It has been a very wet summer…

Becky - August 1, 2013 - 2:23 am

No matter what season… They will always need you. I get it though. And the thought of change makes me ripple a bit :/

Pieni lintu - August 1, 2013 - 9:17 am

Beautiful shot!

Joan - August 1, 2013 - 10:47 am

I was watching those same ripples of change just a few years ago and DREADING post motherhood. And then something so unexpected happened…I found it to be another wonderful phase of life.
Sounds like you have a good head start on that.

Giving Up Fear

 WARNING: You may need sunglasses {and coffee} to read this post.  With the weather rainy like it’s been, and with our travelling this summer, it feels like we’ve hardly spent any time on the lake. So we rectified that this past weekend…  My son Austin, who hasn’t been on a wakeboard in two years {he’d […]

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Danielle - July 24, 2012 - 12:01 pm

Oh these photos are so fabulous…what wonderful memories!! I envy your bravery!!!

Nics Cahill - July 24, 2012 - 12:11 pm

I want to go wakeboarding right now. Your pictures are really inspiring. I love this line from your husband –

Stop thinking about falling, or you’re going to keep falling. Just. Stand. Up.


Happy Tuesday

Tamar Strauss-Benjamin - July 24, 2012 - 12:26 pm

These are awesome! I want to try now!!

Barb - July 24, 2012 - 12:57 pm

Incredible wakeboarding shots and beautiful sunset images!

karen - July 24, 2012 - 1:06 pm

love the pics and the sentiment behind the pics. what a great post for women (young and old), as well as men to read to let them know that fears can be overcome. but it can really really hurt!!

Ulina - July 24, 2012 - 1:11 pm

Amazing Shots!! Thanks a lot for sharing!
Your and your family´s sporty skills are admirable!!
Have a nice day!

Sherri B. - July 24, 2012 - 1:12 pm

What an inspiring post…and wow, such beautiful photos!! You are so right that fear can be crippling. Thank you for sharing both your words and your images…

Sandra - July 24, 2012 - 1:34 pm

Love it Patty!! I have never known you to be anything but FEARLESS!!

Wanda (At Last...) - July 24, 2012 - 2:00 pm

These are amazing captures and I’m in awe of your family and especially you. Such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

Wanda (Montreal)
Communal Global

emily - July 24, 2012 - 3:05 pm

You all look like pros on those things! I haven’t been on the water in ages!

DebC - July 24, 2012 - 10:00 pm

These are excellent!
And, congratulations on loving wakeboarding.

Kim Stevens - July 24, 2012 - 11:29 pm

Holy cannoli, these are IN-credible!!! I so enjoyed wake boarding through your lens. However with neck and knee issues that is probably the only way I will enjy it! haha

Thanks for visiting and for the invitation to the Friday link. I look forward to getting to know you!

jessica - July 24, 2012 - 11:42 pm

Hi! I am a first time visitor to your blog and these pictures literally took my breath away. They are gorgeous and really capture the moment. I was browsing through the blog and noticed you mentioned you shoot with a DSLR, and I just wanted to know if you have done a post on it or can give further details. Gorgeous pictures and I absolutely love the word Serendipity, its what brought me to this page.

becky - July 25, 2012 - 12:12 am

You weren’t kidding. I did catch myself squinting as each pic went by. It was like watching an actual sunset. So proud of you for conquering a fear. I tried it once and never attempted again. I never could pop up. You go girl!

Jennifer_Studio JRU - July 25, 2012 - 1:08 am

Wow. Wow. I can almost feel the splash of the water. I feel like I am there! Amazing moments you captured during those 1440 minutes. Love that! :)

MixedMolly - July 25, 2012 - 1:52 am

WoW! You rock! I don’t know what I love more, the photos or the words. You’ve inspired me.

Jessica - July 25, 2012 - 2:18 pm

It’s official…you’re the coolest chic/mom out there! :)

Pieces of Sunshine - July 26, 2012 - 12:34 am

You look brilliant! Wonderful story and love for finishing lines….”And once we’re standing? Beautiful happens.” Very encouraging and challenging.

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