clamshell recap

whew, what a great vacation! we got back today from a long week up at the lakes. we spent last saturday and sunday with ben's parents up at lobster lake, and then traveled to the pequot lakes area to spend sunday to sunday with my family and another family we've vacationed with for years.

we had nice weather. the few rainy days were fine by me, because i had plenty of sun! the week was filled with reading, water sports, delicious meals, a little golf, and (one of my favorite parts) coffee after dinner. even better, it was a blessing that each of us was able to stay the entire week. in the past, some have had to leave early for one reason or another. it was fabulous to spend the time together. my sister-in-law, lauren, is about eight months pregnant and as cute as a button! our friend marianne and her husband are also expecting, so there were two moms-to-be in the group!

here come the pictures. did i mention the food?

oh yeah, and many games of tetherball. a few of us were sporting some serious bruises midweek.

but of course, i was super interested in practicing with the camera. i had many willing participants who let me snap many obnoxious photos. if you look closely at ben's lens in this photo, you can see how i spent a good portion of the trip.

there was practice on inanimate objects, too.

but like i said, some of the best times were on the boat. ben made us laugh really hard on those trick skis!

it was good to come home (especially because our trimmers installed casing, base, and doors while we were gone!). it will also be nice to get back into the weekly routine. still, i can't wait to go back next year, Lord willing!