I am not lucky or smart or rich enough to have my own cottage, but thankfully I have a sister and brother-in-law who are kind to the less fortunate. My sister spends most of her summer there, and the kids and I joined them on Wednesday and came home today. It was a perfect little break - we had good hot weather all day Thursday and Friday and Saturday morning. We won't talk about the weather after that, but we still had lots of fun (yellow cake uranium, anyone?). It was just me and the kids and my sister and my niece until Friday night, and then Dale and the rest of Jan's family and two German students arrived.
It's so beautiful there and even though I've posted many pictures of it in the past, here are many more.
|The Super Moon rises|
|The morning view from the bunkhouse where we slept|
|Getting the party boat ready. It's also the last time Spencer wore his new Shakespeare shirt because it flew off the boat and sank.|
|Everyone looking sorry that they were playing Sorry|
The one good thing about today's cool, rainy weather was that it made it a tiny bit easier to go home. When I tucked Neve in tonight, she said, "Ah, my own bed. But I wish I was still at the cabin." I have to agree. There's something about looking at a lake that makes everything better.
Backing up a little, Chloe arrived home on Tuesday night from her Florida trip. She had an awesome time, except for a sick, traumatic ride home. I'm going to ask her to write a blog post about it this week. We are much happier to have her home than she is to be home. At least we softened the return to reality by heading to the lake the next day.