I am thankful for my parents' lake home.
While I LOVE my city lifestyle, I still really, really appreciate getting away from the city and retreating to my parents' lake home on summer weekends. I think my pulse might actually slow when I arrive at the lake. I love cabin weekends because most weekends I don't drive once I arrive, my wardrobe consists of pajamas/lounging clothes, swimsuits, and sun dresses, and I rarely wear make-up. Afternoons are spent reading, swimming with my nephews, playing cribbage with my dad, and drinking rhubarb slush (best summer drink ever!). I always eat like a king, sleep like a baby, and return home relaxed and refreshed. It is paradise for me.
I am looking forward to heading to the cabin for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. And once the CFA is behind me, I will definitely spend some winter weekends down there as well as it's so peaceful there during the winter.
I'll close with the most peaceful photo I took last summer. Just looking at this photo makes me feel a little bit more calm.