Friday, August 30, 2013


Wisconsin really has some of the most 
beautiful sunsets.
We are lucky enough to see it 
disappear into the water.
The little kids think it SINKS
into the water and I make a
sizzling sound with my mouth
as if the water is being touched
by the sun---szzzzzzzzt.
Yep-these kids are gonna grow 
up warped.

What's hiding behind that tree?
I move to the right a bit for a better view.
GOING (yep-one extra going-couldn't resist)
Doesn't the sky look like it is on fire?
All is quiet and calm-
Or IS it?
How about a little
It'll help you sleep
Is it safe to give a Mai Tai to a kid in a baby bottle?
Just kidding MOM- I would NEVER do that-
or would I?

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Junkchiccottage said...

LOL Diana,
I hear there are a lot of wonderful nutrients in a Mai Tai so how could it hurt?!!!! Ha Ha. Those boys are the cutest.

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous sunset Diana!!!
I never thought of a Mai Tai for medicinal purposes - think I could use one of them every night then lol!!!
Have a wonderful long weekend girlfriend!
You must be exhausted - but what a wonderful way to tire yourself out - they're adorable ( the boys - not the Mai Tai's )

Michele said...

Hahaha, you crack me up, girl.

Ah - that sunset....the sunset of my youth growing up on an island with beautiful Great Lake Erie as a backyard. Sigh. I am so danged homesick for water - this is the first summer I haven't visited even once. I have a mind to head up today, I swear!

Love this post - and sizzle sounds as it hits? Oh yes, been there, done and heard that lol.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

vivian said...

great pictures! I love how you went from the peaceful of the summer setset to the giggly playfulness of the two little ones.. And the mai tai? why waste on the little ones? Drink a couple and it wont matter what the little ones do anymore! LOL!
have a great holiday weekend!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Your a nut! Love the sunset. The boys look like their having so much fun.
Have a nice holiday weekend!

Anonymous said...

The colours are gorgeous. I was talking about the sunset, but it could apply to the drink too! I would never tire of that view of the bay. You are very lucky.

Beth said...

The sunset pics are beautiful and so are the boys!

Susie said...

Diana, I love sunrises and sunsets and anything to do with the moon. Your photos are great. I bet the giggling of those two boys was like music to a grandmother's ears. Sweet. Enjoy this day.xoxo,Susie

Anonymous said...

I can almost hear their giggles from here in GA! Lovely photos. Wishing you a nice weekend.

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Just beautiful Diana!!

G Dazeez said...

Mai Tais for the big kids in the house! We will always be kids, no matter how old our bodies get! The photos are beautiful, the water is so calm... the sun setting looks peaceful! Keep sharing please!

Pat said...

Lovely sunset...lovely photographs. The boys are the cutest. and doing what little boys do. Have a wonderful weekend.

Vee said...

Beautiful scenes. Sounds as if the kids are still ready to keep on going. Blessed me, my grands are so well trained for bedtime that, if I keep them up ten minutes later, they're begging for sleep. Love that!

Nellie said...

Cute boys, Diana! Full of energy, as they should be, especially at bedtime.:-) Love that sunset, too! xo Nellie

LANA said...

Why waste Mai Tai on the kids - save it for the adults! haha. Lovely sunset, what better way to end the day?

Kelly said...

Now what would your husband say about that??? LOL! Love the sunset pics.

Patty Patterson said...

I'd just keep the little ones up and watch for shooting stars or something. There is no better way to top a pretty sunset!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Beautiful sunset. Yes it does look like it's sliding into the lake.
I can see why the grands love you so much - you have just as much fun as they do.
Happy happy weekend.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

what a beautiful view~!

Mindy said...

So pretty!!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Yep, that's our Wisconsin! :-) Born and raised here, have always loved it - sunrise, sunset, and everything in between - until you get to January 7. From January 7 until April 15, I find myself whining and complaining about the neverending winter. lol

Cute photos of the kids. :-)

Rebecca Nelson said...

One thing I miss about living in Cali is the ocean. Oklahoma has lakes...but we are far from most of them. Nothing like what you've shared. Beautiful my friend.

Things are the same here. But trusting God WITHOUT FEAR for better tomorrows!

Love you girl~


Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Beautiful sunset!! I hope your lake doesn't put out the sun with all that sizzling etc... Well if the sun doesn't come up tomorrow at least I know where to go looking. What a fun moment to share with the Grands!


The Porcelain Rose said...

Toooooo cute! I can just hear the little ones giggling. Wish mine could be that little again.... even if for just one day.
I so enjoy the early morning. Seeing the sun rise is one of my greatest pleasures. I usually take my precious pup for a walk around the gardens. I love the dew and the morning blooms. I work in my gardens early in the morning and late in the evening. LOL! My husband always yells at me that it's getting dark..... as if I didn't know it. Tooooo hot to be out there in the middle of the day.
Wishing you and your family a happy and safe Labor Day!!
Luv, Luv,

Donna said...

What a gorgeous sunset and beautiful pictures, Diana! Hope you had the mai tai, and not the kiddos!!

NanaNor's said...

Diana, What beautiful sunsets-breathtaking! They remind me of the Islands. It is so hot here today that I'm staying inside with Hunter, Lily and the brat--did I just say that???? Something is typing on my keyboard, I meant to say Bentley.
The boys are adorable! Have a wonderful evening, enjoy those MaiTai's for me o.k.
Hugs, Noreen

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Any kid should be happy to get one of those and let's face it, Diana, we got to keep those kids happy. Beautiful sunset. You got it going good. They do happen fast..Happy Weekend..Judy

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos!!! I love watching the sun rise or set...see God's artwork in both.

These 2 boys are adorable! I'll take a Mai Tai if you have an extra. :)


SImple and Serene Living said...

Nothing more beautiful than the sun setting or rising over the water. Are you tired out yet? :)
xo Laura

Anne said...

Well I have to agree with you 110% I have been in Key West and have never seen a sunset as pretty as the sunsets we see in Door county Wisconsin!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

You know I'm a lover of sunsets. What a gorgeous one you've captured.

farmhouse-story said...

you are so lucky to have such a gorgeous sunset, and the grands, diana:) have a great weekend!

Sew a Fine Seam said...

How beautiful! You are so blessed to live right on the water!

Savannah Granny said...

Those boys are so adorable. Those pictures are a treasure.
I love the sunset, it is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. xoGinger

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

beautiful sunset...natural sleeping aid is always better than benadril...

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I can't believe you get to watch that every night..Gorgeous!! And I say TROPICAL TREATS FOR EVERYONE!


camp and cottage living said...

Just gorgeous, Diana!
The g'sons are so sweet lovin on each other.


Diana, Beautiful, absolutely beautiful You are so blessed and the story is so cute! The kids won't grow up warped they will know how much fun Nana is and the great memories they will have of you!

Red Rose Alley said...

The sunset is simply beautiful, Diana. You have captured nature's beauty at its finest.

Have a nice Labor Day weekend.


Cheryl @ TFD said...

Those are really gorgeous sunset shots. What a view!

Mai Tai's for the are too funny! (Might be a good idea, tho. Shhhh, don't tell anyone else I said that!)

Enjoy your weekend!

Dewena said...

Beautiful pictures, Diana! I'm getting ready to show my husband this.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Beautiful sunset. You are so fortunate to live on the water. It's a gorgeous view in the evening. I would have to sit out there every evening just to take it all in.

joanne said...

I know you'd never do that but maybe, just maybe you might imbibe a little yourself. I hear it helps!! Although I wouldn't know, never smoked or drank. Yeah, I was a barrel of fun!

Maureen Wyatt said...

That's some view you have! Of course those boys need some of your special 'tropical fruit juice'.

Sarah said...

Perfect sunset. I'd love to end the day with a view like that.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Your too funny Diana!
Love the boys pics.
And yes, we do have amazing sunset's and sunrise's, got to love that Lake Michigan!

andrea@townandprairie said...

Dip the pacifier, lick it and pass it....

Chatty Crone said...

The sunsets were gorgeous, but not as cute as those two boys! sandie

molliemax said...

Beautiful sunset...looks like they don't need a Mai Tai..Maybe you do??:)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I know I'll always leave your blog with a smile, Diana! And I LOVE that! Beautiful sunsets. Have fun with those precious boys! :)

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

HI Diana!!!
We only made it up to the NOrthwoods for a long weekend this summer... too much going on with kids so we missed our almost annual week up north in our usual spot.
GORgeous photos of the sunset.
Which lake do you vacation on. Diana?!

Thanks for sharing that colorful sunset. Stunning.


Janice Kay Schaub said...

let me know if the Mai Tai works on the kids. I would be very interested to know hehe

Patty Antle said...

You see that sunset from your home? Wow! How beautiful. Great pics.