beside the lake, beneath the trees

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The boys and I spent Labor Day weekend down on the lake with my family. It was just an awesome good time, with great company, laughs, stories, food, and an inner tube… enough said.

I left there with a breath of fresh air in my lungs and a smile on my face. It’s amazing what a difference a little sun, water, and close family can make. A pocket full of thank-yous to my Aunt Mary and Uncle Mike for generously hosting us all. The boys and I had a blast.

My aunts and my mother made enough food to feed an army

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My brothers, Jon and Philip.

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Oh, and a Happy Anniversary to Mom and Dad!

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(above photo was taken by my cousin, Evan)

Philip providing music

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Jordan (Philip’s roommate) and Philip giving Jonathan a ride in the paddleboat

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Joined by Jack

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And my brother, Mike

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That’s my Uncle Mike driving the boat

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He also let Jackson drive

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And Jonathan

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Evan with Jack on the inner tube

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Mike

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Jordan’s first inner tube ride. We slung him pretty good.

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Philip had an awesome wipeout (more on that tomorrow)

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Evan skiing

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Dad skiing

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And bare-footing. Repeat. This is my Dad without skis.

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Philip skiing

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Meanwhile, Aunt Mary and Jonathan enjoying the water

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Jackson, who I had to drag out of the lake at the end of the day, had “the most fun EVER” and still hasn’t stopped talking about it.

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M.S.F. said…
I'm pretty sure I could barefoot, considering the size of my massive feet...