Tuesday, July 29

Well hey there, Summer:)

Last Saturday was the most fun and adventure we've had as a family in quite a while! There was a big family reunion (for Martin's side) at the lake with lots of food and boating activities scheduled, and though Martin and I took the kids planning on not much more than eating, chatting and wrangling the littles, we ended up having such a great time on the water! Here are a few pics bravely (?) snapped with iphones on the water:)
As you can see we all got hooked up with life jackets and had the chance to take the kayaks out several times with various kiddies, and they loved it so much! So did I since it's been years since I've been out in one. I've really missed it. Anyway's they were extra-wide and less prone to tip so I felt okay about taking the kids out in them, and I loved how the kids were so still and quite the whole time! They just silently looked around, and every time I'd ask a question or talk to them they barely responded.haha It was sweet.
Martin's brother and his wife seemed to be driving the popular boat with the kids (we called it the Day-care boat.haha), because there were always lots of little ones aboard, but because they were watching the older ones and Lydia was ashore with her nana Martin and I were able to go on the tubes together! I don't know what that's called exactly? But we've never done that together and it was tons of fun. I fell off a few times and got to hang out in the middle of the lake waiting for them to circle back around. It was really peaceful and lovely though! haha We've never been boating at all since we've been married, and the kids have never been out on the water at all let alone in kayaks, speedboats, and tubing with us. I love being a parent:)
Bottom line: I married into such a great family, and we're so lucky to live close to many of them! I'm grateful for these types of positive experiences with my family that bring us closer together and put this whole life thing in perspective, and lastly I do love Fall most of all and have talked on here about being excited for it to come soon, but that day at the lake brought the best and most 'Summery' moment's we've had, and I will truly miss this season of warmth and freedom once she's gone! 

Well thanks for reading today! I'd love to hear the most 'Summery' thing you've done so far this year or any recommendations for things to do before the weather changes for us? Let me know down below! Also I hope you've been having a great season so far, and I hope you come back again tomorrow! Take care,
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  1. Oh my goodness, so cute! Your kids are getting so big and this sounds like a great weekend!

  2. aw, that looks like so much fun! I'm sure the kids had a great time as well:) you and your husband are so adorable!

  3. I love to go to the lake after seeing this! Glad you had a great time :)

    The most summer thing I've done so far is probably when I went to the beach ;) I posted about it here: http://everydayingrace.blogspot.ca/2014/07/photo-diary-beautiful-day-at-beach.html

  4. Aww it looks like you guys had a great time! Your family is beautiful.
    Allison over at http://allisons-eye.com/

  5. Such cute pics you guys got and it looks like it was so much fun!! I love those summery moments and especially with my kids, being a parent and being with family really is the best!

  6. looks like a ton of fun. Just last night we did water balloon fight, so much fun!

  7. This looks like such a cute and lovely day. Such a perfect little family x

  8. That looks like a great weekend. We always called that tubing as kids... not sure if there is a different name or not, but that's what we always called it. I haven't done that in a loooong time. So jealous.

  9. am really happy for you as you have a great family close to you

  10. That looks heaps of fun, something I'm sure the kids will remember with a mile. Feeling inspired to ave an outdoorsy weekend now! x

  11. Gorgeous blog! A new favourite :)


  12. Oh how fun! We love taking the kids out in the kayaks, it is so relaxing and they have a blast. I'm glad you guys had such a wonderful time :)