Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Summer!

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!  I hope its been as beautiful wherever you are as it has been in New England. (Ok fine, we had some rain yesterday, but we can deal with that.)  It's been sunny and warm and great here - and I've got the sunburn to prove it!

I also hope all of the dad's out there had a wonderful Father's Day yesterday! We were lucky enough to get time this weekend with both our families, which was awesome.  Saturday was spent at my grandparent's lake house (aka probably one of my favorite places in the world).

There was some digging in the sand...

PLENTY of swimming (by M!)

Some talk-to-the-hand diva moments from B...

Playing lifeguard...

My parents got in some kayaking with their dog - Z - who happens to be M's best friend!

We were also able to get the dock in, which is always interesting.  My Grandpa built it himself, sometime long ago - probably before I was born.  It's withstood many summers of tanning, reading, grandchildren, great grandchildren, diving and jumping, successful (and unsuccessful) fireworks shows, high waves, hurricanes, and even the time Grandpa forgot to untie the motor boat and went to pull away... and almost pulled the whole thing down.

Saturday evening we drove from there to B's parent's lake house - about 3 hours south from where we were.  They purchased their cottage (on an island!) the year B and I started dating and have done an incredible amount of work to it that I'll have to show off sometime - it's really amazing what they were able to do with a cottage that has no power, no plumbing, and had been essentially abandoned for something like 50 years.

Anyway, there was of course, more swimming, some fishing (but no fish this weekend), and general relaxing.

Ok fine, it was more than relaxing. It was all out napping.

M swam *literally* all day Saturday and Sunday.  I think she's still recovering.

Well, that was our relaxing, no work weekend.  Couldn't ask for much more could we?

We would just like to say a HUGE congratulations to our good friend/tile guy/wine opener assistant and his awesome wife who welcomed their itty bitty 4lb 14oz baby girl this weekend!! (Pretty awesome Father's Day for him, huh?)

We'll get back to some regularly scheduled kitchen and home updates soon.

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