We spent our summer vacation at our favorite local lake (and house)…it was our fourth year at Lake Naomi! I get emotional looking back at previous years – I seriously cannot believe Henry + Marie are five. I unplugged as much as possible, and rarely checked social media. That ‘s a tall order for most of us these days, but for me especially since it’s partly what I do for a living. The time off was so refreshing, and our days were filled with fun and memory making. Things I don’t want to forget about this year include (but are not limited to): watching the kids as they bravely navigated the pool during swim lessons, eating fresh blueberries on the beach, family kayaking, rainy day monopoly + movie night, sandy showers, bunny spotting, long lazy afternoons, and a lantern-lit date night. It was family quality time at it’s seasonal best.
While this wasn’t their first time making s’mores, we certainly let the kids get more involved this year. Henry and I like them the most, Marie tolerates them, and my husband doesn’t eat them at all. I think next year we’ll try doughboys! Lakeside living is truly the best, and we witnessed beautiful sunsets and sunrises (on opposite sides of the lake). On our last night we went to the main beach for some mingling during golden hour…the ducks joined the party too, much to Marie’s delight. Everything was glowing, and it was one of those moments you try to cement into your memory. That is one of the main reasons I’ve taken up photography – it is one of the only ways to forever lock a moment in time. Many thanks to my friend Chanee for sharing her home with us for another year…we’re so grateful for this place.