Monday, July 13, 2009

Lake Eva Camp

I wanted to share another oldie with you today--Lake Eva Camp! My husband's family owned a small, rustic (very camp on a small lake about 8 miles from his home very similar to this image. He grew up spending summers there, swimming and fishing--having all sorts of fun.

When we married (30 years ago on Tuesday) we spent that summer and following summers living there. The lake was so very private, only one other couple lived there during the summer months, and not even in sight. No electricity or running water--camping type lanterns and bottle gas provided a stove and refrigerator. There was a sauna for bathing and to warm the cottage in colder weather.

We were living the school year downstate, as hubby was teaching there. As soon as the school doors were closing for the year, we were hopping in the packed car to head North.

Years passed, we moved back to the area, and eventually purchased a cottage (more like a on Lake Superior. The days of rustic living were over.

I realize now just how precious that time was...boating on the lake at midnight, looking at the stars; running and jumping into the lake as soon as we woke up; killing mosquitoes before we could go to sleep (well, maybe that part wasn't so precious!), and spending time alone--really getting to know each other.

I miss those simple days, yet am so happy and blessed with our life now. I thank the Lord for my husband Paul, and the years that He has given us together.

Thanks for letting me reminisce! If you would like all of the details for this design, you can find them here.

Have a great week!


Kelly Lunceford said...

I Love this! I am in need of a thank you card to give to my in-laws for all they did while we were camping with them. This would be perfect! Thanks for the inspiration and congrats on 30 years! I hope you have a Happy Anniversary! Thank you for all of your sweet comments on my blog!

Connie said...

This is just such a wonderful rustic card, Deb, and such a wonderful story to go along with it!! Memories that will be with you forever.

Also congrats on 30 YEARS!! WOW! Happy Anniversary!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories, blessings, and talent with us, Deb! I love your gorgeous rustic card. Happy Anniversary!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a wonderful story ... thanks for sharing it with us!! How nice that this Stampscapes image fills you with such wonderful memories!! Your card is beautiful ... love how you've colored the image! Happy Anniversary and many, many more!!

Debbie Nelson said...

Happy Anniversary and thanks for sharing your memories and this wonderful card!

Kelley said...

Happy 30th Anniversary! What a beautiful story!!!