Sisters, friends, blessed.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Family Vacation 2014

We were blessed with a week at Grandma & Grandpa's beautiful lake home for our family vacation again this summer.  And it was wonderful, to say the least!  Highlights included:
Pool Time ~ Diving for money (thanks to Grandpa), eating Dilly Bars in the pool (thanks to Grandma), playing 'Beavers' & 'Red Light Camouflage Light', and trying to sink Kyle any chance they got!

Boat Time ~ We cruised on over to the Lake's outdoor restaurant in Grandma & Grandpa's awesome pontoon just a 'few' times over the course of the week.  Tough to beat playing in the sand while you wait for your food (and I kinda liked the NOT cooking part!).

Lake Time ~  We took full advantage of being at the lake... swinging in the hammock, trying a little paddle-boarding, catching fish, playing/reading in the screened in porch, going for nature walks (and rescuing a baby bird), and eating smore's lakeside.  

Extra Hadley Time ~
The splasher girl,
the silly girl,
the smirky girl,

the adventurist girl,

our sweet Hadley girl!

Extra Piper Time ~
The oops I swallowed my tooth girl,

the athletic girl, 

the fisher girl,
the learning to swim girl,
our sweet Piper girl!

Extra Bryndel Time ~
The boat driving girl,

the ice cream girl,

the nap girl,

the sit down in the middle of the road because I'm so cute girl, 

our sweet Bryndel girl!

And most importantly, Family Time ~ The special week in which nothing but family exists.  The week that we start dreaming about in January.  The week that always seems to go by too quickly.  But the week that holds one hilarious and/or priceless memory after another.  Thanks Grandma & Grandpa for sharing your home with us, we LOVED it!!!

Monday, July 21, 2014


Sisters are the best vacation buddies!!!  Ever.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

MN Family

While on our annual summer family vacation this past week, we were blessed with visits from several special MN family members!  We first met up with the 'resort owners' (aka Grandma & Grandpa!) at their awesome lake home.

Before boating across the lake for a lovely meal outside with Nathan & Heidi and their growing family!  

We got to check in on Oma, who looked wonderful after only 1 week post surgery.
And got some Opa hugs too!

Then Great-Grandma Joan took us on a very special private tour of the Betsy~Tacy homes!  Hadley & Piper even got to sit on the infamous bench up Big Hill :)
Grandma Joan completed the morning with the perfect little picnic at the park with my cousin Katie and her 3 little ones.
Piper almost 6, Bryndel almost 2, Hadley nearing 8, Audrey almost 5, Cece nearing 3, and Waylon 9 months.  What a crew!

Another proud Great-Grandpa!