We’re officially back from vacation!  For the past 9 days we have enjoyed friends, family, and lots of fishing up in Minnesota.  Most of you know I grew up there, and pretty much all of my family is still there.  It was nice to get away and spend some time relaxing.  We spent a couple days at my parents house, then the remainder of the time up at my grandpa’s lake home where I spent many weekends as a kid with my grandparents.  I have such fond memories of going to the lake every summer, it was nice to be able to take my girls and share that experience with them, the only thing that could have made it better was if my grandparents were still around to be able to be there with us.  My girls really enjoyed the scenic boat rides, going tubing for the first time, having campfires and ‘smores, and fishing from the dock (they even learned to bait their own hook…worms and all!).

I had hoped to do a little work while up there…I thought for sure I’d be able to snag someone’s wireless internet or hit up one of the small town coffee shops for some free wi-fi, but wouldn’t you know it, there was none to be found.  My husband and I had a good chuckle as we were driving verrrrry slowly around the lake trying to pick up someone’s signal.  No dice. LOL The next day we headed into town, I thought for sure I could hit up the library or the coffee shop…NOTHING!  I thought it was crazy, but my husband reminded me that I shouldn’t be “working” on vacation anyway.  So, I apologize to those who emailed and got no response for several days.  I will be returning all calls and emails in the next couple days.

Before I left for vacation, I had the pleasure of photographing this next lovely family who happen to also be good friends.