I got to the lake late on Wednesday night and was woken up on Thursday morning by my sweet niece, Anna, who is almost 4. She crawled into bed with me and we chatted for a bit which was fun. My brother made some awesome gluten free pancakes which were made out of cornmeal and called johnny cakes. I was so touched by the fact that he did some research and found a GF recipe to try. After breakfast we all changed right into our swimsuits. I love being at the lake because all I usually wear is swimsuits and pajamas.
The calm water meant it was the perfect day to do some paddle boarding. My niece and nephew had never been paddle boarding before so it was fun to introduce them to it.
Kolin got the hang of it right away and toodled around on his own quite a bit!
My parents got there later that afternoon and we spent the rest of the day catching up and relaxing outside. On Friday morning, we woke up to an absolutely perfect lake day. The sun was shining and the lake was once again like glass! It was my mom's birthday so I am glad she got the gift of a perfect day at the lake!
I headed out for a quick 5 mile run and got back in time to join the family for my mom's birthday breakfast pontoon cruise. It was fun to cruise around and have breakfast and Bloody Mary's.
|The birthday girl and my dad. I hope I age as well as my mom has!|
|Bikini babe Evie!|
And just like that, my time at the lake was over as I had to head back to Minneapolis for Phil's birthday get together that evening (his actual birthday is today!!!). I was only there for 1.5 days so it was a very quick trip but a fun get away. And luckily Phil and I will be heading back to the lake this coming weekend so I've got more lake time in my future! Being at the lake is definitely my summertime happy place.
Where is your favorite place to be in the summer? I love being in Minneapolis in the summer as we have so many lakes and other outdoorsy things to do, but nothing compares to being at my parents' lake home.