And We’re Back!

I didn’t know if I was going to blog tonight but after a weekend away at the family cottage, completely removed from all forms of technology, the girls are making up for lost time and reacquainting themselves with their forgotten friends, Computer and Television. I like to call those friends Peace and Quiet, respectively.

A little photo journal from our weekend away. We had picture perfect weather and lots of uninterrupted family time.

Nature Pics


The exact same picture, but behind my sunglasses. Because I’m cool like that.

Same picture, behind sunglasses


Blue Flowers Fire!

Saturday was a rest day but I enjoyed a little unofficial exercise in the kayak. Holy shoulder work out batman.

In the Kayak

Yes, it’s really me behind the camera!

Yes, it's really me!



I see… a bad moon rising! There’s a bathroom on the right… or whatever the lyrics are to that song.

Moon Rise Over the River

Food Pics

Have veggies, will travel.

Have Veggies, Will Travel

I put together a couple of these little trail mix containers for easy snacking and packing. This was my pre-run snack this morning. Dried apples, raisins, walnuts and pumpkin seeds.

Happy Trails

I love to run at the cottage because the change of scenery is a great way to mix it up. Plus the area is hillier than an SOB and is another great way to mix it up. The hills also give me a great chance to try out new curse words too.

Kids Pics

This would be Ava’s new favorite thing: being buried to her neck in sand.

Ava's New Favorite Thing

Rinsing off and Zak showing Ava he can float.

He Can Float

And of course she had to be buried again this morning before we left.

Again Today

This concludes tonight’s photo adventure. Back to regularly scheduled blogging tomorrow AM!


15 Responses

  1. Sounds like a wonderful weekend away! I love being surrounded by nature and lakes, thats why I love MN!
    Your daughter looks so cute in the sand!

  2. Bathroom on the right. You crack me up. Looks like a great trip…

  3. Eeep! I’m so jealous – I want to be buried up to my neck just like Ava! πŸ˜›

  4. What a nice weekend get away!

  5. aw Ava is so adorable! looks like the perfect weekend babe!!! πŸ™‚ glad you had fun

  6. Lovely pics! oh the joys of being a child πŸ™‚

  7. so glad you’re back and what a wonderful weekend at a COTTAGE???

    We were busy here too, just not at a beautiful cottage and scenery.

    I LOVED begin buried in the sand… was so warm!

  8. glad you are back!!!! and awesome pictures!!

  9. Awesomeness! Those scenery photos look so peaceful and beautiful! Thanks for sharing. πŸ˜€

    Glad you had a great weekend!

  10. Kayaking is a massive shoulder work out isn’t it?! I love doing random activities that make you ache like a bastard even though you work out regularly – makes you realize how many muscles our crazy bodies have and how many different ways there are to work em!

  11. What a great little getaway! Looks like you guys had lots of fun. Now I want to be buried in sand… πŸ˜‰

  12. Haha…I think Ava and I would have had a lot in common if I were her age. πŸ˜‰

    The kayaking pics are gorgeous!! Did you kayak over the rapids? The few times I’ve gone, I always went on calm waters, and can imagine it must have been thrilling to go along the rougher waters. πŸ˜€

    Happy Labor Day!! πŸ˜€

  13. Haha I love the pic of Ava! Glad you’re having a great time!

  14. hahaha love miss ava. that place is GORGEOUS! i would be there all the time if i were you. simply stunning.

    enjoy the rest of your weekend πŸ™‚

  15. Hi Alison,

    Looks like a fantastic weekend. I’m looking forward to warmer weather so I can play on the kayak dh bought last Summer.
    My girls also love being buried in the sand!


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