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My Weekend Getaway

17 Jun
 

 Last weekend I traveled back home to Northern Iowa for a bridal shower for my brother & his fiance. It was a great excuse to spend the weekend with family and friends. I of course documented the entire weekend with photos and here they are:

 

 

Kara & Family at shower

Kara & Family at shower

Singing Girls

Singing Girls

Opening Gifts

Opening Gifts

Silly Girls

Silly Girls

Rezac Family

Rezac Family

Casey
Casey

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

The shower was a very nice gathering of family and friends in my hometown. The hostesses prepared a short skit and so did my parents friends group ‘ROTC’. My cousin’s little girls, Halle & Abby, prepared a very adorable song to honor Kara and they were the show stealer. They sang, “A You’re Adorable”.  I also got to the girls’ growing little brother and his new teeth! Isn’t he just adorable?!?! Kara and Nicholas received many nice gifts, espcecially a sweet cupcake/cake carrier from me!

 

After the shower, we traveled to the lake for a relaxing evening. It was exactly that! My best friend Melissa was able to join us for the afternoon since she lives only a short hour away. I hadn’t seen her for a few weeks, so it was great! We took our dogs swimming and they loved it! We had dinner at the Channel Inn in Fairmont, which is one of my FAVORITE places to grab a burger! (The only meal I didn’t take a picture of, but I wish I had!!) It’s a must visit if you ever travel through Fairmont, MN. We headed back to the lake after dinner and sat around the fire, roasting marshmallows and enjoying the beautiful weather!

 

 

Wet Riley

Wet Riley

Roastin Marshmallows

Roastin Marshmallows

Sunset on the Lake

Sunset on the Lake

Kara's Mallow Mishap

Kara's Mallow Mishap

Wet Zoey

Wet Zoey

Flamin' Mallow

Flamin' Mallow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday morning we had camping breakfast… my favorite way to have breakfast. Potatoes, pancakes, eggs to order, bacon and sausage. YUMMY! My dad also cooked up some homemade donuts and we frosted them- so delicious! After breakfast, Melissa made friends with the neighbors (surprise, surprise- she never learned not to talk to strangers) and talked them into letting us use their paddleboat. We took it our for a fun spin around the bouys before we were both ready to head back to shore! The adorable Rezac family stopped up at the lake for a family photo shoot (those photos may appear later- but I can’t take the credit for them) The were goof balls as usual and really wanted to go swimming in the cold lake. Melissa and I were able to spend the day at the lake, relaxing in the sun, yet again with our dogs. We both managed to get a little sunburn before heading home for the weekend. Overall it was a great weekend and I wished I lived a little closer to home so I could do it every weekend!

 

 

Sunrise on the Lake

Sunrise on the Lake

The Campsite

The Campsite

Breakfast

Breakfast

Cooking Donuts

Cooking Donuts

Frosted Donut

Frosted Donut

 
Paddleboating

Paddleboating

 
 
 
 

 

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It's Almost Summer

31 May

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Reasons Why I Love That It’s Almost Summer

  1. Warm, yet breezy days

  2. The sun is up before 6am and doesn’t go down until almost 9pm

  3. Fireflies

  4. The smell of fresh cut grass

  5. Being able to sleep with my windows open

  6. Wearing flip flops everyday

  7. Farmer’s Markets

  8. Camping at the lake

  9. The smell of grilling in the air

  10. The sound of a Harley driving down the road

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