Monday, October 18, 2021

Nearby Lake

My two brother-in-laws moved up this way to live with my sister-in-law and help her out with her big ranch home.  A couple weeks ago, my brother-in-law came into town to run errands and he stopped by for a visit.  I have been wanting to see a nearby lake that I was told about, so we drove over there, along with my son, to see some views of the lake.





We got some lunch first, and headed on over there.  They got cheeseburgers and I ordered fish and chips.  Everything was so good.


We ate on one of the benches overlooking the lake.



There are three picnic benches there, and they were all covered with engraved names and sayings.  I smiled at some of them, as they were the names of loved ones in my own family.







And a cute bench.



It was a lovely time at the lake, and I'm so thankful to have family living close by now.





I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I got a few Christmas goodies while out shopping that I couldn't resist.....a Christmas gnome kitchen towel, a glittery bird, and a chocolate coffee bar.  When I got in my car the other morning, it was 40 degrees.  It's already so cold here, and I warmed up with my favorite hot chocolate.






I do love the Christmas season, but I'm still savoring Autumn with my new cinnamon candle.





Have a good October week.

~Sheri

38 comments:

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Beautiful lake, it is nice to live around family for such memory building. The dish towel gnome is precious.

Chatty Crone said...

I think it is wonderful to live by family. That is important. And how far are you from the lake - I love it. Looks peaceful.
I also like the items you bought - especially the gnome towel. You are getting ready for Christmas still loving autumn!
It is getting cooler here too. Love it.

handmade by amalia said...

The lake is beautiful, Sheri. I'm glad you had such a nice day out.
Amalia
xo

Ginny Hartzler said...

I love your bird! Where did you get these things, because now I want them! How great that you have family around now. This lake is gorgeous! It looks like beach sand on the shore, too. Everything looks so blue, clean, and gorgeous. And I don't see a bit of trash anywhere. The picnic tables are kind of like like a history of this place. The hamburger looks awesome!

Betty said...

You are so lucky to have Family. It is just me and Hubby now. It looks like you had a wonderful time and I love the pictures you posted.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

A wonderful place to eat snacks.

R's Rue said...

So much happiness in today’s post. Yay.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The candle must be wonderful! I haven't gotten out much for Fall but maybe I should get out some scented candles at least. LOVE the photos of the lake! WOW! You live in such a beautiful part of the country. Enjoy your week sweet friend!

Hena Tayeb said...

What a beautiful lake. It was 50 degrees here this morning.. time to bring out the hoodies and sweaters!

CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

I love the lake pictures. It sounds cold there. Bet the water was too. In the 50's here, but we had some rain so I am happy. Your new Christmas items are so cute. I am happy you have family close by too! This moth is half over it has gone fast! Have a great week Sheri!

Vintage Girl 901 said...

What a nice outing! I love your fun goodies!

Louca por porcelana said...

What beautiful place! Adorable time with your family...Love that gorgeous white pumpkin and all of your cute treasures. Hugs my friend!

Rose said...

I so would love to meet you at the lake, if I lived near. That looks like a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the view with a friend. I love the smell of cinnamon...and love that pumpkin.

Debby said...

I love that picnic area.

Last night we had rain and today has been cold - 50’s all day. Rain in the forecast! I’m thrilled.

Love all your photos - happy that you have family around. The only family I have now are my sons, a daughter-in-law and a stepdaughter. I’m thrilled we have them so close to us.

God bless and Happy Fall.

Carla from The River said...

How exciting to have family close by.
Will you visit the ranch? If you do, be sure to take lots of photos.
I love all your Christmas finds. I hope to find a towel like that.
Love, Carla

My Tata's Cottage said...

Phamily time is so precious and love seeing your photos. ALways my pleasure to stop by and say hello. Enjoy a wonderful new week.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Sheri dear!

Isn't it nice to have lakes around? When one can't be near the ocean, lakes will do just fine. How lovely that you are having more family members moving closer to you!

It sounds COLD already for you; it's not even cold here yet! We have enjoyed for the last few days, early morning walks that start off just a bit cool but nothing that requires a hat. The afternoons literally are warm, requiring no jackets and even shorts but the colors? Spectacular!

Veronica Lee said...

Beautiful lake, Sheri.

Glad you had such a lovely day.

Jennifer said...

Such fun Christmas finds!! I think spending an afternoon around that lake would be just lovely! Thanks for sharing it through photos!

Olde Dame Holly said...

I think your new items are just wonderful! Especially the birdie! That's a keeper and you will enjoy it for many years! What a beautiful lake. And having good family near is BEST OF ALL!

Patricia said...

As always, absolutely beautiful photos Sheri. Family is everything, and how nice to have the outing to the lake with your brother in law. I love that little Christmas bird, I'd entice him to fly to me :) And the white pumpkin is always beautiful to behold.

Faith said...

We have a small lake nearby which is lovely like this one is. There are picnic benches, and when there are no people around it is quite serene and peaceful. We enjoy watching the ducks, and especially at this time of year the change of the leaves. We take a lunch too, just like you did. It is always a wonderful day.

Tammie Lee said...

Yea, I am happy you have family near by, that will make things fun from time to time.
So glad you enjoyed your time at a lake. Lakes are a wonderful presence.
Wishing you holiday fun.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

What a lovely outing, Sheri. How nice for you to have family nearby! Your purchases are sweet. The Santa bird made me smile. Our weather has turned cooler as well. Have a great week, my friend.

Jeanie said...

Your family strikes me as being very supportive of each other and that is just wonderful. It will be so nice to have all fairly close. I loved your little bird and seeing all the pretty scenery. The carving of names was especially sweet.

DeniseinVA said...

It is truly beautiful out there and I enjoyed the lake as well as all your other photos. Lovely to spend time with your family in such a pretty setting. Fun purchases! I love Autumn but enjoy everything about Christmas also. I have been buying a few new ornaments for our tree, and gifts for others in the family. Thanks for another great post :)

Linda O'Connell said...

You are so fortunate to live by a body of water. Fall is in the air today. hot chocolate is my downfall.

Pam said...

Beautiful lake view. I enjoy going out to the lake but would love to have an ocean near by since I rather enjoy that more! Glad your BIL came by for a visit..

Susie Swanson said...

Beautiful photos. Nothing like sitting by a beautiful lake. I'm so glad you're enjoying your new home. Big Hugs

roughterrain crane said...

You had a good autumn day under the fine blue sky. I can feel the breeze over the lake.

Pilar said...

The lake is absolutely beautiful! I'm glad your enjoying Fall Sheri! I usually drink Swiss Miss, but I had a cup of Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate last night when I watched You, Me, and the Christmas Trees on Hallmark.

Debbie Nolan said...

Such a lovely spot Sheri...looks like it was a good day to share with family. Now I am ready for that hot chocolate too. Hard to believe Christmas is just right around the corner. Have a great weekend. Hugs!

Ann said...

Yes Sheri shrimps on Pasta tastes so good.

Love your pics, the lake looks so inviting
and serene. Oh I love the bench with inscriptions,
reminded me of the bench in 'Notting Hill' movie.
You've just reminded me that Christmas is just
around the corner.

Enjoy your weekend Sheri and God bless you always.

Ann
https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

aspiritofsimplicity said...

That was so nice of your brother-in-law! It looks like it was a wonderful outing. I love the quote on the bench! It is 40 degrees here this morning. A bit chilly.

Laurie said...

👍❤️

Susan said...

Loved your Christmas treasures, Sheri! Oh, that little bird is adorable, especially. The hot chocolate looks good, too. Mmmmmm. Chilly season but with good things to eat and drink, right? hee hee Susan

Marilyn Miller said...

That is the same hot chocolate I like to enjoy. Now I want some.
What a very pretty lake and fun thing to do with brothers. So glad you were able to enjoy it.

ashok said...

Lovely lake