Friday, August 20, 2010

Boat Ride – Special Gift

First I want to say Thank You to
Jobeth from
Primfills Blog
She has become one of my sweetest friends and
although I have never met her she exudes
kindness in everything she does.
I received this special
‘just because’ gift and note this week.
Gift from Jobeth 
Gift from Jobeth Heart
Thank you Jobeth – I will display this always!

I know I should be posting photos of our vacation in Lancaster, but we just had the most wonderful evening on the Pontoon boat so I wanted to get it on before it was old news – showing purchased treasures is always ‘new news’ with us gals it seems and can be put on a bit later – so on with the boat ride.

On Wednesday our son Dan called and asked if we wanted to go out on the Pontoon boat around 5:30 to watch the Sail Boat Races so we jumped at the chance and it surprised me because Doug had a Golf game scheduled and he cancelled it so we could go – he knew I wanted to go and thought he should be along…sweet huh???

We were on the water for three hours – and the temperature was perfect…couldn’t have asked for better boat weather. We are blessed here with a gorgeous lake and it does get used and is kept very pristine and the people all take such pride in their homes around the lake.
Remember when it was not really ‘in’ to live by the water and houses were just cabins of sorts and some were left to get run down…seems now it’s THE PLACE TO BE!

Dan is one of the judges for the Sunday races but opted out of judging on Wednesday nights so they usually take their Master Craft Ski boat out and watch but this time a friend offered his Pontoon so Jamie’s parents and Grandma and us could go along.

We’ve been with them before on Sundays on  the judging boat – great fun!
So check out the little Album below for photos…none of them are in order I see but you will get the idea.

This is the owner of the pontoon boat….Thank You!
(by the way…he’s a stunt double in movies and was in the last Batman movie…not sure what all he did but he for sure did all the motorcycle stunts!)
Kevin Reemer boat owner

The pontoon with the burgundy canopy is the judges boat

SAILING….not in any particular order.
Number 16 won the race by the way

HOUSES around the LAKE…just a sampling

Dan and Jamie lived here before moving into town
Dans former house

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I promise to get my vacation photos on here this weekend – Doug is going on a run so I’ll have plenty of playing around time.

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This week I also made a pile of Snowman Head Pillows – aren’t they cute!

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I remember I said I’d post the Molten Lava Cake recipe too…

Molton Cake 1

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake
From Kylee Schmitt

Preheat oven to 425

4 squares Baker’s Semi-Sweet baking chocolate
½ cup butter  ( 1 stick )
1 cup powdered sugar
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
6 Tablespoons flour

Butter or spray 4 custard cups and place on baking sheet

Microwave chocolate and butter in a large microwavable bowl on high for one minute

Stir with whisk until chocolate is completely melted
(you may have to put back in microwave for 15-20 seconds)

Stir in powdered sugar until well blended

Whisk in eggs and egg yolks

Stir in flour

Pour into custard cups, Bake approx. 12-15 minutes

Remove from custard cups by placing dessert plate on top of cup
and turn upside down so it drops onto plate.
(you probably will have to run a knife around the edges to loosen a bit)

Dust lightly with powdered sugar and sliced strawberries….serve hot

Hope you enjoyed your trip around the lake!



  1. Salut!!!My name is bogdan from Romania!!!
    We can be friends ???

  2. WOW Karen!!! Sure looks a wonderful day!!!!!!!! Need to try this recipe!

  3. Looks like you had a great day! We have a seasonal campsite at a campground on Lime Lake. It's always nice to go on the lake and look at all the homes. Your snowman pillow is super sweet! Can't wait to see all your goodies!

  4. Looks like you had a wonderful day out on the water. Love the houses along the shore. What a cute snowman pillow...and I love the just because gift!!

  5. Karen the Lake looks just so beautiful!! I was so excited to hear that you were able to enjoy being out on the water! I bet you slept like a baby after 3 hours of fresh lake air! I can almost feel the breeze! Awww, that was so romantic of your special fellow to put golf aside and take his sweetheart to the lake instead. xox

    I am so thrilled that my little gift was able to make you smile. For those around you, that were able to see your smile, for them, I'm sure, is such a beautiful gift in itself. You truly deserve to be spoiled so very much Karen. You are such a cherished friend. xoxo

    With love always,
    Jobeth xox

  6. Karen, Looks like it was a great time! I love going out on my sisters boat on the Mississippi river. Love the snowman pillow!


  7. I love going on pontoon boats - that's my idea of cruising the water! A lot of people around here dream of living on the ocean... the pull of the sea and all that ..but not me! Give me a lake or river anyday!!

  8. One of those pillows is going to be mine. :) I'll email you soon about it. Doing okay - I'm a lot stronger than I'd ever thought I'd be. Think of you every time I check your blog.

  9. Looks like a grand time on the lake!

    Jobeth is a sweetheart! The heart ornie is adorable. Don't you just love sweet little surprises in the mail like this?

    The snowman pillow has the cutest face! I just love his rosy cheeks and big grin, very cute!


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