Summmmmmer at the Cabin

“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.”
―L.M. Montgomery Anne’s House of Dreams

Learning how to plant popcorn from the master

Aunt E’s garden.  There’s no way to capture all of it in a photo without a helicopter.

The (plexi)glass bottomed canoe.

Looking for river life.

I know this picture might kill you with it’s near toxic levels of adorable.

She started trippin’ because of all the sand in her shoes so we decided she was better suited for nature journaling.

Making bird feeders.

This is pretty much what the little guys did every afternoon.  This toad is named Kai. Ninjaaaaaaagooooooooo.

Nom nom.

One of my favorite things is watching the kids triumph over their fears.  It happens every year here and it makes my heart explode.  Life jacket? Don’t need it.  Diving board? No problem.  This was our cousin’s year to shine.  So awesome.

Raft bridge, obviously.

This li’l guy was definitely raft bridge champ.

But when the others got the hang of it, they were reeeeeeally excited!

This is just funny. (FYI: it’s not a real bar.  It’s the pool room ok? Don’t call CPS)

Mike’s mushrooms

So….um…yeah…this really happened.

Aaaaaand finally, the gokart.  The big boys had driving tests and were deemed competent to drive without grown ups this year so they thought they were pretty hot stuff.

So, that about covers our cabin vacation this year.  There was chaos, there was quiet peace, there was tons of laughter, great conversations, nose picking, tremendous kindness between siblings followed some pretty intense arguing and wrestling, dumb shenanigans by grownups who knowwwwww better, and of course hilArious memories.   I love this trip every year and I am so thankful to Mike’s Aunt and Uncle who host our crazy crew and for his cousins that drive from all over just to hang out.  It’s such a blessing to have such a big family, but when they’re as awesome as these people, I feel downright giddy with gratitude.

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