June 30, 2012

Our week away on the big lake...

Our past week on the shores of Lake Michigan were absolutely lovely.   We rarely left the cottage or beach.  

 We had a nice mix of mild and very hot weather.

We spent most of the week building sandcastles... 


...flying kites...


...playing in the water...


...relaxing with board games...


...and indulging in yummy food. 

For nine years, we've rented this cottage.
 
I look forward to this week of respite, all year long.   


It's just about perfect.   Unplugged and all.  PS. It's going to take me a few days to get through laundry, email and my favorite blogs.  I'm anxious to see what everyone has been up to. 

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perfect vacation!! Good for you and your wonderful family!! Happy summer!

NanaDiana said...

I am so glad you had a good time, Kim. What a wonderful time for your family to unwind and bond over big and small things.

We are on Lake Superior and headed home tomorrow. I am anxious to get home- xo Diana

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful time to spend with your precious family and make some memories! I'm glad you had fun! Take your time getting settled back in! Enjoy the week ahead!

Pam said...

Glad you had good weather and a fun time. It looks very relaxing. I love that last photo of the girls. They look so grown up all of the sudden!

Jodee Leader said...

That cottage looks fabulous! It sounds like you had a fun and relaxing week! I can't wait to hear more about your trip!

We missed you!

Cheryl G. said...

Great pictures!
What a great week!
Sounds perfect!
I think we need to make s'mores!
Yummy!
That last picture is priceless!
Such adorable sisters!

Lee said...

The girls both look so grown up!~especially Emma!
So glad you had a wonderful week.
Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Donna said...

I love all of your vacation photos, Kim! Emma is really such a pretty young lady, and I love the photos of Josie flying her kite! That cottage looks amazing, nothing like a trip to Lake Michigan:) Glad to hear you all had a wonderful time!

vintage grey said...

Looks like you had such a wonderful and fun vacation! The cottage looks so peaceful! Welcome home! xo Heather

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kim,
Glad that you had such a relaxing and great time! You deserve it!

How is your foot coming along?

Hugs,
Deb

April said...

I know you all had a great time!! The pictures tell it all! It always takes a little time to get back into the routine of home!! Have fun catching up!! lol

Katia said...

Deve essere stata davvero una splendida vacanza, all'aria aperta, divertente e salutare, felice rientro a voi tutti!

My Vintage Mending said...

Ahhmazing...What a wonderful way to catch a break and place your toes in the water. Have fun getting all the sand out of your stuff and remember all the memories....smiles...Renee

Kim said...

LOVE the photos.. looks like an amazing time..
that cottage looks sooo nice..
Hugz..

Joanna B said...

Love all the photos! It looks so peaceful and relaxing there!

craftyles said...

So glad you had a wonderful time. Looks like a blast! Take your time getting back into things. So cool that you rent the same cottage every year.

chris mckinley said...

It looks like you had a great time!! It is so fun to have a tradition of going to the same vacation spot every year! Love seeing the pictures of your family!

chris

Karin said...

It looks so perfect! That is my dream vacation. :) Unfortunately, my parents don't have their cottage any more and we haven't found a place to rent. So I live vicariously when I see your pics! :) So glad you had a wonderful week!

Janet said...

This looks like the perfect vacation to me! Glad you all had a relaxing time!
Blessings,
Janet

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Welcome Back!!! yeah for beaches and kite flying!! It looks like you had beautiful weather, what a lovely vacation spot. Everyone looks so relaxed.

~~Carol~~ said...

Hi Kim! Just catching up with you, and I'm bettinging you already miss the lake as much as we miss our cottage on the lake that we just came back from!
Love your patriotic tree, and your makeover of those dollies! The 4th snuck up on me and I didn't get as much decorated as I wanted, so I'm enjoying yours instead!
Happy 4th!
Carol

Jboo said...

Wow -- what a perfect vacation and location!!! Sign me up!!! Happy July!!!!

Diann said...

What a fun getaway! It looks like everyone had a great time. I hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th!

Life in Rehab said...

It looks like a perfect idyllic place to unplug and escape! Good for you. And I'm not sure how the girls could be prettier.

Courtney said...

What a wonderful getaway. Sometimes it is so nice to get away from it all and be completely unplugged.