I’m just going to pretend it hasn’t been over a month since I posted something here and just move on like nothing happened. Because, really, the last couple months have been so busy I’ve probably forgotten most of the details anyway.

So, at the beginning of August, we went to Iowa for a family reunion on Justin’s side. We rented a cabin on Lake Red Rock and went ahead and stayed a whole week. Brooke and Colton met us there.

To be honest, I’m not all that much of an outdoors person. I’ve gotten better since the kids came along since they love being outside so much, but I’m still kind of eh about it. Buy this cabin, and this lake, are a little piece of paradise. It was beautiful. We spent so much time on the back porch just gazing. Deer walked through the yard constantly. A baby raccoon let Rosie get too close for comfort.

The kids loved the lake. Rosie kept walking out as far as she could get, then when she lost her footing she’d just lay on her back and let herself get washed ashore, giggling the whole time. Mitchell kept telling anyone who would listen that he could swim now.

Mitchell, Rosie, and Colton played together so nicely it was like they were well-behaved kids or something. And of course the adults played nicely together, too.

Seriously, remembering that relaxed, peaceful feeling got me through some tight spots in the weeks to come.


By themagnificentms

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