Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Going to the Lake

It was a tradition in our family to visit Seeley Lake each summer. Sometimes camping, sometimes just for a day of swimming. But the girls got older, life got busy and we tended to fill the weekends with other events. Hubby and I drove up one weekend and while gazing at this beautiful lake, we reminisced about the good times we had had. He could tell I was getting a bit melancholy and smart man that he is, he suggested that we should see if the girls were free and plan a Saturday at the Lake. I couldn't even wait to get home and texted the girls to see if they were game. Replies came in shortly with a resounding ~ YES!! Plans were made; snacks, water toys, towels, sunscreen, chairs, Subway sandwiches and beverages. The day was perfect, hot and sunny and the lake pleasantly cool. We spent 6 glorious hours paddling about the lake, talking and laughing and just being together. And I swear I have a permanent ring around my bottom from just plunking myself into the inner tube and floating in the sun. It was hard to leave as the sun dipped below the pines, but the fun was not over. We had to stop at Pop's Drive-In for milkshakes for the drive home. We have promised each other to claim one weekend next summer for our Lake day. Another tradition re-established! Always, Kit

A happy mother's smile, not melancholy anymore!

I am linking to Wayfaring Wednesday's over at Decor to Adore!


The Boston Lady said...

Oh Kit how wonderful to reclaim that tradition! It looks so wonderful and made more so by the presence of your daughters. I know that feeling of going someplace that was special when the kids were young, getting there and feeling it just isn't right without them. So glad you got that day! Please, please tell me about the window at the top of your blog! Ann

Sarah said...

Kit, it looks like this was a special family time. Glad you all got to spend time together at this beautiful lake.

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Kit,
Oh, you lucky girl! I love spending time at the lake. It is just so relaxing!!

Make a thoughtful Thursday. ~Natalie

oldgreymare said...

and a glorious time was had by all WOOT!

just look at that mama smile

Decor To Adore said...

Oh a true cure for the blues to be sure!

Thank you so much for linking up!

Jen said...

Love, Love, Love this! I'mm so glad you got to create this memory before summer escapes us again! Big Hugs!

Jen Kershner said...

That is just lovely! I'm so happy you had such a special day with your family.

Razmataz said...

nothing like having all your kids in one spot to make a mama look happy and carefree