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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Vacation-ing Fully.

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Our best attempt at a family vacation picture. Brainerd,MN August 2011.

Vacation was....

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Kids kayaking and tipping over in the lake.
Turtle racing in Nisswa.
Building LEGO Hero guys. All 18 of them.
Fishing off the end of the dock.
Mid-week date night. Dinner and a movie. {The Help. Go see it.}
Playing at the park.
Laughing at everything and nothing.
Hot sunshine and cool breeze.
Quiet nature-sound-filled nights.

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Switching off sleeping in.
Coffee stops.
Boating.
Taking in slow through the wind and then speeding up and letting the breeze tangle our hair.
Letting H drive the boat.
Watching his face. First serious, then crazy laughter. True joy.
Swimming.
Jumping and splashing and throwing kids in.
Monkey bar-ing.
Letting kids be kids.
Window shopping and candy store visiting.
Fudge tasting.
Sitting and listening. Reading. Watching.
No work for J.
Time with Boppa.

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Sunrise.
Sunset.
Feeding ducks until they're stuffed.
Quarters in the arcade.
Late, late nights.
Much too early mornings.
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And now it's in the rear-view mirror of life. We are home.

More {lots and lots of thoughts and reflections on a really great book} to come.

4 Comments:

Blogger Beth said...

Looks like a wonderful time! I grew up going to that area of MN and it is so much fun up there!! I love the picture by the Turtle Races sign even if E isn't looking. Very nice!

August 23, 2011 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Looks and sounds like everyone had a wonderful time!! Glad you enjoyed the vacation!

August 23, 2011 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Love the pictures, especially the boat mirror one. Sounds like the perfect vacation!

August 23, 2011 at 6:02 PM  
Anonymous Dadio's said...

This was a fun vacation time.
Dadio's

August 24, 2011 at 4:29 PM  

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