Lakeside for a few days

We’ve been on a family road-trip that started July 3rd. First we drove to Santa Cruz, then to Lake Almanor and then back to Santa Cruz to help with family beach house renovations. We spent the last weekend at Sam’s parent’s cabin and it was the just amount of slow needed to relax and just be. Sam and his parents built this cabin together in 2000. I had been once before when we were dating 9 year ago, but this was the first time we have brought Waylon and Zeke. Here’s our lakeside visit in fragmented sentences and images that I’ll treasure forever and probably make into a million chatbooks ha ha.

Waylon at Peaceful Point…after coffee every morning we went here to throw the ball for Mia (their grandparent’s dog)….we took the paddle boards out and let the boys swim and Zeke found great joy in trying to drive Pop Pop’s van. Lakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few days

The face of a boy that doesn’t have a diaper on and just peed on his grandpa’s driver seat.Lakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few days

The lake was so high this year from all the rainfall that some of the benches are now underwater like the one below. The two metal pieces sticking up out of the water are the bones of a bench that Sam and I sat on one night when we were dating; no doubt I was dreaming of coming back here as his wife with our family. 
Lakeside for a few days

We stopped in this empty lot to watch the sun set over Mount Lassen. The colors turned to the most beautiful muted colors with a shade of pink.

Lakeside for a few daysWe stopped in this empty lot to watch the sun set over Mount Lassen. The colors turned to the most beautiful muted colors with a shade of pink.We stopped in this empty lot to watch the sun set over Mount Lassen. The colors turned to the most beautiful muted colors with a shade of pink.Sunday night bandstand show was an epic throwback, but what I loved most was watching Waylon play tag with all the kids on the playground and Zeke look dumbfounded at all the schnanagins….Lakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few daysCabin time in the cabin Sam built with his family! It’s gorgeous right?!Lakeside for a few days

Zeke’s favorite thing to do at the cabin was skate back and forth on the front porch…Lakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few daysS’mores time…

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I want more mornings spent just like this: coffee, reading, family walk, park, more coffee..a nap would be perfection but what’s that?Lakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few days

Sam shot this while Waylon and I were playing hide-n-seek in the trees…Lakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few daysLakeside for a few days

Thanks for enduring this long and personal post but a mama’s got to have a place to stash memories! Hope you’re making some good ones this summer too.

 

 

 

 

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