The “Two” Rs {rest and relaxation}



OK, who am I kidding? Rest and relaxation doesn’t happen with six children, but a little time away was in order.

Actually it was planned months ago and these lakeside campsites are reserved months in advance.

All of us did enjoy escaping the boxes and building going on at our new house.


We played in the sand, rode on Papa’s sea-doos, rode behind them on floats and kneeboards, fished every day multiple times, and ate way too much amid the good company of Grammy and Papa.

Li’l Bro and Li’l Miss learned to knee board on this trip. Big Bro Mo was a great teacher and so patient with them. He even trailed behind them on the board helping each one to get up the first time.

Another first: our fully certified boater took our little fishing boat out solo for the first time. We could see him from the bank, but all of us were proud.

He recently studied for and passed the state exam for Boater Safety Education License. You can do this once you reach age 12 and you must have this license to man a motor-operated watercraft if you are 14. If you are under 14, you must have an able adult on-board. Curly is 14, and according to the exam rep where he took the test, his 57 correct answers out of 60 possible was the highest she had ever seen.

And when we got home we found our stairs went all the way down to the basement! It is getting closer and closer to us being able to move furniture (and boys) into this space. Painting will commence later today with our two oldest learning to prep and paint alongside the Prez.




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