Our first week at the lake has come and gone, but it was an event-filled week with our good friends visiting from San Francisco for the 4th.
I’ll keep the talking to a minimum this week because there are lots of pictures to share.
Starting with our last day in New York…Fearing a summer without museums, we spent our last day at The Met followed by a walk through Central Park….
The next morning, we packed our bags, and set off on our 2-month journey…
It’s good to be here. No unpacking, no rush. Just time to settle into a summer full of lawn sprinklers and impromptu dances…
…and napping like cats; swimming like ducks…
Most of all, it’s about being on the water, belly-flopping and watching the sun go down.
Our friends arrived two days before the 4th, and brought one of the most fun gifts that we’ve ever received: bug hunting kits for all of the kids, which came with nets, magnifying glasses, and all sorts of other tools.
After dinner on the deck, we stayed up late drinking wine and catching up. Sun greeted us the next morning and with rain in the forecast, we did as much as we could before the storms came through.
The nice thing about bug catching kits is that you end up with someone showing you a magnified centipede in your living room…
Seeing dark clouds in the distance, we raced down to the beach for one last swim…
On the morning of the 4th, a few more families joined us for some food & booze (and not necessarily in that order.)
As to be expected with this many kids, there was some closet raiding and musical performances…
And of course, there were s’mores.
This is pretty much how I felt after everyone left on Sunday morning.
But it was worth the effort, it always is. Hope those who were celebrating enjoyed a happy (and rain free) July 4th weekend. We may have gotten our fair share of rain, but sometimes friends + a bottle of wine is all you need…
I just love summer. It looks like you had a fun weekend. I would love to swim with ducks.
Lovely photos and what a nice place, it’s always the way isn’t it always goes quick 🙁
The last photo is so cute heheh!
Have a laketastic week 😉
Fabulous summery images. Love your dancing girl.
It must have been nice hanging out with friends. Lovely pictures of the lake and
Lovely photos. Looks like you have the makings of a great summer.
Oh yeah, museums; nothing beats being your own scientist/botanist/zoologist…. or swimming with ducklings! YAM xx
What an awesome time! It’s lovely being able to capture the moments with a camera, and you do it so well!
The lake shots are all amazing! I love it! So romantic, dramatic and fun =) #WW
Wonderful set of photos. Looks like you were having a great time.
Lovely photos, what a great time you all must have had!
Looks like you all had a grand time. Love the color of your nail polish. 🙂
Looks like you ushered in summer in style. Great photos.
Incredible photos! I love the Met. That summer getaway looks amazing.
It seems as you all had a great time.
Very nice shots.
What fun! And wow, your water photos have such amazing reflections.
Looks like you all had a great time!
What a gorgeous way to spend the weekend. I’m rather envious of not only your weekend but your weather.
what a fun, blessed summer you are enjoying! bugs, ducks lots of water & color. thanks for sharing.
What fun summer photos, I love the ducks too!! They must be very tame.
Wonderful shots! Looks like you guys had a blast!
Summers are the best. I love all your friend images. Beautiful photography!
What a fabulous house!!! (I also love the picture in the Met with your daughter looking at the paintings of girls gone by)
Wow. Those look like really fun days! I got exhausted just looking at them! And summer isn’t even over yet. Have you got more adventures planned? (Btw, loved all the action shots in the lake!)
You’re a great photographer! Thanks for sharing these!
It does sound like a great visit. And oh to be a kid again, they look like they’re having a blast.
What a lovely time had by all!! We love museums and the Met is the best! Happy WW!
Beautiful pictures! I love the lake shots of the kids flying in the air. But my favorite is the two napping in the sun. That is one of my favorite things in the world.
Wow- a 2 month journey. I don’t know if I am more jealous of that or your 4th 🙂
Your pictures are fantastic. Makes me wish I was one of your friends so I could be on that trip, too. 🙂
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How wonderfully beautiful! Enjoy the summer fun and that gorgeous lake!
What gorgeous pictures! That looks like a great vacation!
This looks and sound like an insane amount of fun, all around. Enjoy the other month or weeks left of your summer break!
Looks like so much fun! Enjoy – your photos are amazing. Happy summer!
Thanks ML, hope you’ve got some fun weekend plans coming up! xx
This looks like such a fun time. I would love to have a day like this. Thanks for sharing all of the lovely pictures!
It’s always more fun with lots of friends around. It really looks like all had a blast! Thanks for sharing such wonderful pictures.
It’s always more fun with lots of friends around. It really looks like all had a blast! Thanks for sharing such wonderful pictures. By the way following all your social networks I can find. Nice to meet you & thanks for stopping by! 🙂