Last week, after a busy week that included several dinners, a happy hour, meeting the babies of 2 friends, and running a bunch of errands, I headed up to the lake for a relaxing weekend with family. Going to the lake is such a huge part of the culture in the Midwest and I really missed cabin weekends when living away.
I got to the lake on Friday around noon and it was an absolutely perfect day! The water was like glass which does not happen in the afternoon very often!
So I soaked up some sun while reading a book at the end of the dock. Talk about relaxation.
On Friday night, my parents and I went into town to have dinner at our favorite local restaurant. When we got home from dinner, my sister arrived shortly thereafter, which means I finally got to meet Evelyn!
|She will be 4 months next Saturday. I love how it looks like she is waving in this photo (ahem, or if you look closely, she might be flicking the camera off. Ha.)|
After breakfast, I got a quick selfie with my nephew James before heading into town to meet my cousin Julie for coffee.
I failed to get a photo of my cousin and I at coffee. We are only 11 months apart and grew up in the same town so I really think of us as "sisters from another mister." I love that no matter how much time has passed since we last saw each other, we pick right up where we left off and never run out of things to talk about. I'm so glad I'll see her on a more regular basis now!
When I got back to the cabin, the kids are started to find some lawn toys/sports to keep them entertained.
|Matthew has taken golf lessons for the last 2 years. He definitely has a better swing than his auntie.|
|He may not understand the game, but he sure looks cute sitting on it!|
On Saturday night, we celebrated Charlie's birthday. Here he is blowing out his candles with a little help from grandma!
Sunday was another beautiful day. I snapped this photo of my dad and Evelyn. She was really not into smiling on command.
Sunday flew by and was filled with more bean bag toss, home made guac, and a delicious birthday dinner for my sister (it was her birthday on Sunday) of rotisserie chicken, potato wedges and broccoli salad. Dessert was homemade rhubarb strawberry ice cream which was DELICIOUS.
|I heart rhubarb desserts|
How did you spend your weekend?