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Cottage Life

As I mentioned in my last post, my parents rent the same cottage every year in August for a week.  We all go up as one big, extended family (Papa, Oma, Beca, Sara, all the kids and hubbies when they can get out of work) and love each other all week.  My parents have been doing this for seven years now and I love this week.  Every year my boys and I look forward to it.  I tend to take lots of pictures all week, and this year was no exception.  I’ve also realized that my twins like to just wear their underwear all week.  I came home to one whole load of underwear in the laundry, and that’s all.  They swam in them, slept in them and played in them.  Good enough for me.  We spend a lot of time kayaking, a lot of time swimming and a lot of time giving kisses.  And the week would not be complete without watching all the Tiger baseball games!  These are a few of my favorites from the week.

Kayaking Adventure

Once again I am on vacation for a week, staying at a cottage that my parents rent every year for our entire family.  Every year we spend a week together as a family; my kids and I, my sister and her child and our parents.  Our husbands come out after work a few nights and we all have a wonderful time.  My dad has two kayaks, one is newer and one he bought from someone and it’s got to be at least 30 years old!  This kayak is much bigger and can hold two people easily.  This morning my dad took me out for an early morning ride and I grabbed a few pics.  Unfortunately, I have very limited internet here and no way to edit these shots.  These are straight out-of-camera.  The best part was seeing a mother deer and her two fawns walking through the woods as we coasted by.  What beauty God puts in front of us if we just take the time to look.  I love you Dad for helping me “see” God’s beauty every day and for taking me on these rides every year!