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Summer Recap 1 - DeJong Cottage Vacation

June 23-30, 2013

It is September 13, 2013 at 9:00 pm. The house is quiet.  The kids are in bed.  Sam is tinkering in his workshop/brewery. By some miracle the kitchen is already clean. So finally, at last, I am updating my blog.  Did you miss me?

I am sorry to all both of my avid readers that I have not been keeping up with you. I have been changing diapers, folding laundry, breaking up fights, cleaning dishes, and waking up to soothe a screaming baby in the middle of the night. Wow, when I put it that way, my life really sounds fantastic.  

Still, it's been a fabulous summer, during which I took preciously 1 zillion pictures (the curse of the digital camera), which seemed like a great idea at the time, but has taken me for-e-ver to sort through.  I'm pretty sure that at this point NO ONE cares what we did three months ago.  The temperature outside is cold, the kids are in school, and lo-and-behold Christmas decorations are already on the store shelves.  Right now, hot summer afternoons at the cottage seem like a distant memory.  

Still, I have worked hours sorting, cropping, and editing pictures of this summer, so... yeah. I'm going to make you look at them.

We spent a week at the cottage with the DeJong family.  It was the perfect vacation.  Luke was in paradise spending every minute with his cousins.  

Sam was very excited to take Luke on his very first 5:00 am fishing trip.  I really don't get why this would be fun.  But there I go, trying to understand men again...

Judah spent hours climbing in and out of this little rocking chair. He was so proud of himself.

Here's my best attempt at a group photo.  Notice how I bribed them with marsh mellows. Also notice how it did not work.

So there are my pictures of L&J and their cousins on our family vacation.  What a blast it was to all be together.  We are heading back to the cottage tomorrow, but this time it is to take in the dock for the summer.  Not that I personally will be getting into the freezing water to take in the dock.  But you know.  Gotta be there for moral support.

Goodbye, summer! You surely were grand.

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