The Lake

Before we get to the large body of water, I wanted to share this sweet picture of the kids talking to Gigi and Poppa over FaceTime.  Henry just wanted to hold the phone - unfortunately hanging up repeatedly on his grandparents - but Ella did a great job retaining control of the situation and would have happily chatted for hours.

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For Memorial Day weekend, we headed West to the lake for a weekend "roughing" it (if taking your morning tea overlooking the water and climbing into freshly laundered bed linens each night can be considered such) with the family. 

We had an incredible time slowing down and catching up.

Not sure why I try...but I do. At least all five are in the same frame. 

Not sure why I try...but I do. At least all five are in the same frame. 

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Michael's first run was a little touch-and-go.

Michael's first run was a little touch-and-go.

Rocket's vision of a fish-cleaning station on the dock? Complete.

Rocket's vision of a fish-cleaning station on the dock? Complete.

Michael's already telling tall tales once off the boat.  A true fisherman has been born. 

Michael's already telling tall tales once off the boat.  A true fisherman has been born. 

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"Every day I'm hustlin'."

"Every day I'm hustlin'."

Back out for another round!

Back out for another round!

I can just hear the reassuring talk going on.

I can just hear the reassuring talk going on.

The all-important hand signals at work. 

The all-important hand signals at work. 

Sometimes it's boring to wait your turn.  Do what you can.

Sometimes it's boring to wait your turn.  Do what you can.

(Have you had enough of the tubing photos yet? I have lots more....)

(Have you had enough of the tubing photos yet? I have lots more....)

Okay, I'm done now.

Okay, I'm done now.

Can I go next time?

Can I go next time?

And without further delay and continued over-sharing of tubing photos, my favorite shot of the weekend:

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