If it seems a bit quiet on the blog, it’s ’cause we’re out on the lake and you can’t hear us yelling from where you are!
We’ve gone into summertime mode – making the most out of the few weeks out of the year that the lakes are actually warm enough to swim in – Whoop! We’ve really enjoyed boating as a family this month (many thanks to my brother-in-law who got the family’s fixer-upper boat running for the first time in two years!) At least once a week (and three times during the last heat wave) we pack up a simple dinner and head to the lake as soon as Jeremy gets off work.(Lots of quick meals and packable dinners in the lunch section of my book)
We like boating ’cause we can wear whatever we want to be comfortable (even mismatched flip flops!). This week I’m enjoying my new bathing suit (post about making your own bathing suit is simmering, simmering…)
Jeremy and I both had lots of water and lake memories in our childhood, so we are savoring the opportunity to pass a love of water on to our kids. Jesse and Claire have both been brave enough to get in the tube, and jump off the back of the boat to swim in the middle of the lake – not a small thing when you are jumping into 400-600 foot deep water. Even some grown ups quake at the thought. I still have to block my mind to all that water beneath me, especially after reading Unbroken!
Seth is very at home on the water, too.
We just love the boat.