our two week trip to Vermont is coming to a close. we spent a week at a lake house with the whole extended family (mom, stepmom, dad, stepdad, sister, me, the kids, and 4 dogs) Then a few 'city' days with my dad and a few 'country' days with my mom.
:: canoeing and paddleboating on the lake
:: lots of delicious food including fresh corn almost every night!
:: dogs, dogs, and more dogs
:: grandparents x 4, auntie x 1
:: lakeside deck for relaxing, eating and watching sunsets
:: popsicles, ice cream, freezies, frozen yogurt tubes
:: the best lake beach i've ever seen
:: the Shelburne Museum, especially an amazing miniatures collection
:: starting to train for another 1/2 marathon!
:: The Smurfs and Winnie The Pooh, The Help
:: back-to-school and not-back-to-school shopping
:: going through all my boxes of old momentos and photos from the first 21 years of my life
:: throwing out most of it, bringing home one meaningful box
:: an amazing Thai massage (thanks Mom! and Carrie!!)
:: my mom's lovely country pond and acreage
:: 'camping' with Nana on said acreage
:: reading in the hammock for two blissful hours (thanks again Mom!)
:: roasting marshmallows
:: great splashes in clear blue cold water
all in all- a lovely time! i'm exhausted... :)