08-05-17 Reunion

Today was the family reunion and I think it was my favorite one that I have attended. The kids enjoyed gator rides, swimming in the lake, Cornhole, a campfire, and a ton of time running and playing with their cousins. The weather was absolutely perfect, with a bright blue sky and puffy clouds. I’m sad we head back tomorrow, but I’m grateful we had such a peaceful, happy week, and that we got a ton of family time crammed in! 😍😍

08-03-17 Lazy Day

We had another lazy day on vacation filled with Gator rides, sitting on the back porch talking, and playing with the cousins. The weather has been close to perfect this whole week, which has been an added bonus. We moved to the hotel this evening to free up some room at the house, but we left C there to have a slumber party with her cousin. I’m going to sneak in a few minutes of reading before I fall asleep myself. 😃

08-02-17 Slowing Down

One of the things I love most about visiting Tim’s grandparents is that we get to slow down our pace for a little while. We spent most of the day down by the lake, being lazy, and just hanging out. Some of the cousins showed up tonight, so we built a campfire and made smores. Now the big kids and Tim are camping by the lake. We’ll see if they make it through the night. Meanwhile Baby E and I are enjoying the air conditioning and indoor plumbing that modern convenience provides at the grandparents house. 😋😋

08-01-17 The Lake

We come here every year, and every year I take a ton of photos, but this year I’m not. I’ve taken a few each day, but mostly I’ve just been absorbed with my little family. I may not have a picture of Big E swimming for the first time, but I will never forget the look of pride and amazement when he realized he swam ten feet from the ladder out into the lake. I’ll never forget that smile. 

We spent a lot of the day in the water, and we have the sunburns to prove it. Now if only I can find a way to make sure that no more fish bite me, that would be great!

07-31-17 Vacation

We are one full day into vacation and having a blast. The kids have gone on multiple gator rides and we spent the afternoon swimming in the lake. Everyone is worn out and sleeping soundly. They haven’t actually camped out yet, but they are planning to tomorrow night. We bought some smores fixings in anticipation. 😃

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