The past few weeks have flew by and here are a few of the highlights in photos.
We started out our vacation as planned at this glorious place
then we woke up to this glorious view for 1 week straight
it was the 2nd year that we had stayed here and we had a wonderful time. The week was filled with a lot of relaxation (I averaged 9-10 hrs of sleep a night,) swimming, playing together, chatting with family, riding bike, grilling and just enjoying each other's company.
Kicking back in the cabin was a favorite activity.
and riding bike was also a favorite past time.
this little girl rotated where she slept and how she slept.
Walking or biking to Nisswa was a lot of fun.
then we would return to this view.
we spent more time in our suits than our clothes
this little girl always knows how to have a great time
and these two enjoyed fishing (and looking like twins.)
We all did a lot of reading
and who doesn't enjoy smores?!
We were frequent flyer's of the chocolate ox
and walked this little road many times, sometimes we
walked to a great deal!
then back to some swimming.
Tess met a celebrity in her eyes (root beer floats are her favorite!)
Turtle races were a blast despite the heat,
cousin Amelia even made it to the semi-finals.
After the races we cooled off on the pontoon.
We enjoyed more fishing.
We had a lot of ice cream
and we saw the sights.
and back in the lake again!
We blinked our eyes and the week was over.
We enjoyed a little "last supper" together.
it was hard to leave
but we are looking forward to another visit next year.
These 3 little ladies made the trip so wonderful. Time away from the real world, responsibilities and all of the little distractions in our lives was golden. The girls were the perfect ages, Steve and I agreed that it was the best vacation we have ever had since we had children. It was a great reminder to us that just being together makes us all happier than any material thing or extravagant vacation.
I could go back tomorrow...sniff, sniff.
Have a great week.