Life is Better at the Lake

My aunt and uncle own a lake cottage and invited us up north last weekend. (Up north is a very Michigan term… it usually refers to the top of the mitten.) Oh, the memories we’ve made at the cottage! My family has visited the cottage during summers and Christmases for as long as I can remember. There’s 10 cousins on that side of the family and the girls are all stair step in age to each other.

We had lots of fun playing with my cousin’s daughter, Cammy! She’s 2 and a half and absolutely precious. She loves to swim, build castles, play with Yo-Zoe (Zoey the dog), and blow bubbles:


Blowing bubbles with Cammy


We laughed and laughed that she had named her doll Lois. Here’s Aunt Lois and Baby Doll Lois:


Aunt Lois and doll Lois


It’s tradition at the cottage to write your name on a cup and reuse it during your stay. We had two Davids this weekend, so my David got a little creative with his cup:


Weekend cups


David purchased a fishing license and woke up early to go fishing with Uncle Marv.


Sunrise while fishing


They caught 4 or 5 fish the first morning:


David holding a fish


We had large mouth bass for dinner and they were delicious. David learned how to fillet them!


Uncle Marv holding a fish




The weather was perfect and we enjoyed swimming, boat rides, and tubing. My arms are still store from hanging on so tight:


Wiping out while tubing


It was the first time my cousin Kendra’s boyfriend had gone tubing:


Kendra and David tubing


Cammy loved, loved, loved her watermelon. She had 3 big slices one meal. “I need more watermelon, Yee-ah!”


Cammy loves watermelon!


We had so much fun catching up with everyone, playing games like Four on a Couch and Loaded Questions, sharing meals together, and getting some sun. We couldn’t have asked for better weather or company!


The family at the cottage


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