Wordful Wednesday-Improvisation and Lake Arrowhead

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There is SO much to do and see in Southern California. Jeff and I have enjoyed showing our kids some of the wonders we were raised around.

Like Lake Arrowhead. At more than 5,000 feet above sea level, the drive up is amazing with views of the valley below. Lake Arrowhead is located high on the south slope of California’s San Bernardino Mountains. It really is a remarkable slice of the natural world. The makers of Arrowhead water must have thought so too because it’s the site of their first cold-water spring.

When there’s no one around to take a group photo, sometimes you just have to improvise.

So we did.

Happy Wordful Wednesday to you. I’ve enjoyed “seeing” what you’ve all been up to, even if I haven’t taken the time to tell you so.


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    Momisodes says

    What a wonderful group shot! I never had the chance to visit Lake Arrowhead while living in California, but I've heard it's gorgeous!

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    scrappysue says

    ah – self portraits are the best anyway! ppl look at us weird when we turn them down to take a picture for us!

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    LifeAtTheCircus.com says

    love that group shot… much better than most I've seen posed and with a photographer! Looks like you all had a great time!

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    Octamom says

    Hey Girl! Looks like gorgeous fun! Maybe on my next road warrior trip I'll come check out your lake!


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    Natalie says

    okay, that is an amazing group shot!!!! way to go. i would probably pay good money to have a picture that good of every member of my family looking at the camera!

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    T Rex Mom says

    I especially like the group photo at the end – it actually turned out pretty good! It looks like a lovely place to escape.

    I've put up my Wordful Wednesday on T Rex Mom and Dad Tales.

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    Jamie says

    Great photos!!
    And I must admit, I've lived in S. CA the majority of my life and have never gone to Lake Arrowhead… (runs to add that to list of things to do)

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    Kekibird says

    Great shot of you all. I love Lake Arrowhead. It's not far from us and we visit Big Bear near there from time to time.

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    ~Sandy~ says

    i love love love CA! so beautiful and the weather is amazing 🙂 looks like everyone enjoyed themselves on your vacation…the family pic is beautiful! Christmas Card material. happy ww!!!

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    Milk and Honey Mommy says


    I saw the trees and knew you were in California. You are making me miss home.

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    {Kiki} says

    Love the family shot. Have always wanted to go to Arrowhead. Have a wonderful day and take care. Happy WW!

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    Jennifer says

    Woah! How long is your husband's arm and how crammed in were you guys to fit in the picture? LOL! When it's just my hubs and baby and me, usually someone's head is cut off! 😉

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    girlytwins says

    Love it! We love lake Arrowhead too. We took the girls up their this past winter and they had so much fun in the snow. I look forward to taking them up in the warm weather to play in the lake. Tony & I lived up there for 2 years during and after college. It really is so beautiful 🙂

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    jenn says

    I'm impressed. I have a hard time just getting me and my daughter into a picture without someone else to take it.

    Great photos.

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    Kimber says

    Maybe My Christopher will take me there when we come to California in October. It looks beautiful. Actually, I will just be happy to see the redwoods.

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    Scary Mommy says

    You two look like college sweethearts– I just can't accept that you are the parents of all of those gorgeous creatures!

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    Swoozie says

    Love the family pic! It's one of the best I've seen ~~~ everyone looks sooooo happy! And Lake Arrowhead sounds wonderful!

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    Jocelyn says

    The lake is beautiful!

    We also love taking photos in our family and believe me, we're getting pretty good at improvising. 😉

    Happy Wednesday!

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    mommaof4wife2r says

    your family is soooooo cute! i love it! and i think there's a little eagle's song about how it never rains in southern california…yeah, well in indiana, it's stinking raining now! booo! trade me please!

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    Hootin' Anni says

    Wonderful, summertime fun.

    My Wordful is all about a huge industry with a video…all about TEXAS OIL.

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    Elaine A. says

    California really is a wonderfully beautiful state. I was born in San Jose but we left when I was a baby. But, we visited quite a bit when I was a child b/c my parents LOVED it SO much! I'm glad you can share it with your children.

    Love the group shot! : )

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    ParentingPink says

    Love the photo of your whole family! How you got everyone to look at the camera I'll never know – but you must share your secret! LOL

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    Nicole says

    How beautiful, I wish our weather would start acting like summer so we could go do some fun stuff!

    Great family picture!

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    Sweet Annabelle says

    We'll be going to a lake for a couple of days off with our boys soon! Looks like you had a great time – love the last photo,

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    3 Bay B Chicks says

    Absolutely amazing that you managed to fit everyone in the frame! Seven really must be a magic number.



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    Kristin says

    Nice job on the photo, I tried that the other day- came out terrible! Looks like a beautiful place, we went to Southern Cali in 1007 and loved it!!

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    Theta Mom says

    This makes me want to travel and see the beautiful parts of this country that I've never been…Those views are breath-taking!!!

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    Kelli @ Gohn Crazy says

    How nice to be able to share with your kids the places you used to hang out when you were kids. 🙂 Beautiful family!

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    ChefDruck says

    What a gorgeous lake. And I can't believe you got everyone to smile, and managed to take the picture yourself. We can't get smiles even when we have photographers!

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    Life with Kaishon says

    Oh my goodness I love your group picture. I am so glad you thought to do that. What a spectacularly beautiful family!

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    Michelle says

    I haven't been to Lake Arrowhead in years (and never when it wasn't covered in snow).

    Love the group shot. 🙂

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    Oysterblogger says

    whoa lots o comments/ LUCKY you have a pool. That was my sister in laws for which i am jealous.
    Fun family vacations! Everyone is growing older!

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    Jenners says

    I'm impressed … we only have 3 in our family and we barely all get in there! I counted 7 so you did a great job! What a lovely family.

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