The Family Vacation

This past 10 days has been spent at a family lake house with just the three of us in our first family vacation. It's been an amazing time of family bonding and growth. There wasn't any stellar activities by normal standards, just goofing off in the water, boat rides, playing in streams. Lots of laughter. Naps on dad's chest in the recliner. Getting our son to embark out into the water "swimming" with dad (actually sitting on top of me as I backstroked). It's been an absolutely beautiful time.

To top it off, my sister was able to stop by for a couple of nights, much to the delight of our son. Her dog fascinated him and he just loves his aunt. Singing her name all week -- asking where she was as we had told him she was going to visit.