Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The great outdoors

My nephew took a cool panoramic shot of the lake on my iPhone...
We spent this past weekend, Memorial Day weekend, at our cabin in the great Wisconsin northern woods! 

I've been going to our cabin almost every Memorial Day weekend since 1989. The only year my family skipped going to the cabin for MD weekend was seven years ago, when my brother Nate got married to my sister-in-law in Iowa

My parents bought the cabin in 1989 from my mom's uncle. I was only 8 years old when we started spending Memorial Days, summer vacations, 4th of July's and Labor Days at the cabin. And the memories are all fantastic ones.....

....trying to sell rocks from my "rock collection" on the side of the road. Learning how to jump off of the raft. Scooping frogs and turtles off of lily pads with nets. Fishing off the end of the pier. Riding the 4-wheeler in the woods on the trails. Walking through the forest in Autumn while the leaves fall onto your head like raindrops. Laughing and crying around the campfire with my family. Helping my nieces and nephews make s'mores for the first time. Watching bald eagles swoop down and pick fish out of the lake with their feet. Hearing the loons make their calls in the early morning. Ice skating in the wintertime....

I look forward to making many more memories with Liam as he grows up at the cabin :) He already seems to love boat rides, playing near the water and walking through the woods, so I think we're off to a good start.

Here are just a few photos from this past weekend. I apologize for the not-so-great-quality photos, as I took all of these on my iPhone instead of my good camera:

Liam sitting on the wooden swing

My nephews, Rylan and Timothy

My niece, Caroline, opening gifts on her 13th birthday!

How did she get to be 13 years old already? Wow, I feel old!

Liam picking up anything he can find on the ground (sticks, mud, insects, etc)

Liam ready for a boat ride! Little kid + life jacket = cuteness!

My two favorite boys

My nephew

Liam and I enjoying a pontoon boat ride

Liam and I with the lake in the background

Have a safe and peaceful week :)

1 comment:

  1. So nice. I miss miss miss Northern Wisconsin! I wish we could come home and go up there someday.