Monday, July 23, 2012

Vacation Part 3

This post is about our second day with Gabe's dad at the family cottage.

It was another miserably hot day so after a late breakfast and some lounging around, we headed out to swim. We spent the next 3 1/2 hours in the water. I conquered, if that's what you can call it, the floating iceberg (meaning I jumped and bounced off the top, throwing off my balance and slamming into the water on my back. ouch!). Of course, since I'm the only one who was taking pictures or videos, there are none of me. :(

Outside of all the swimming, we pretty much lounged around, rode the long board, and just tried to stay cool.  Both Gabe's dad and ourselves brought along a watermelon. We tackled one the first day and the second, the next day. With 5 grown men, 1 woman, and two kids, we ate them both no problem. We packed up our things because we were heading out super early (5 am early, ugh) the next morning and tried to go to bed early. But it was so hot up there in that little cottage, sleep was hard. It ended up cooling off a lot during the night and I woke up freezing. Christian and I were in the same bed and at some point he wet the bed. Needless to say, sleep was not happening and I was not a very happy camper when the alarm went off at 430. Mama needs her sleep! But we got up and got out the door on time which is a miracle in itself.

I love this shot I got of the kids playing Frisbee.I timed it perfectly to catch the frisbee knocking Alena in the head (lucky timing, huh?). lol Don't worry, she was fine.

Our watermelon pile. Gabe must be contemplating how many of those are his and how many more he will eat.

So delicious!


  1. It sounds like you all had a great time. I love watermelon. It's the perfect snack. I loved all of your photos :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by! We did have such a good time. We just wish we could travel home more often.


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