The sun shone. The birds sang. The mosquitoes bit. A successful midsummer cottage weekend all around.
Some specific things I’ll remember from this trip:
1. Our first sailing expedition on the brand new (to us) sailing boat, whereby we managed to get stuck in the middle of the lake, sailing in circles while my youngest proceeded to meltdown. It was honestly hilarious. My only regret is that my Mom wasn’t there to witness it, because she would have found the whole thing HYSTERICAL. I’m grinning even now at the memory.
2. Waking up at 3:00am to an amazingly gorgeous sunrise, and willing myself out of bed to photograph it.
3. Seeing the newest addition to the summer cottage nearly finished.
4. Quality time with friends and family. That’s really what the summer cottage is about. Nothing much happens. It’s just a group of people (a large group- 8 adults and 5 kids this time) who come together for a few days to talk, swim, sauna, eat, and let’s not forget SAIL.
Oh, and 5. The first time in the history of EVER that I managed to get more pics of Henry than of Benjy. Benjy’s in a “I don’t want to be photographed- at least not without a bribe” phase. Here’s hoping it passes.