We have been looking forward to this summer’s family vacation for quite a while. It couldn’t have come at a better time than when we needed a break from the stresses of building a house. We had one week with no cell reception and no internet to relax in a cabin up at Hume. Of course Tim had a lot of juggling on his end in order to keep the house project going and did have to make one trip to find cell reception to keep up with contractors but overall, it was an amazing, relaxing week. We asked Tim’s sister Charity and her husband Jason to join us as they would soon be moving to Texas and we knew they needed to get lots of neice time in before they left. My parents even came up for a night to hang out.
There were so many highlights to our trip. So many firsts for the girls. Mia’s first time paddle boarding, swimming in the lake, jumping off the diving board, and going to “preschool” every day from 9-12.
Hume has this great program for kids called the “Huckleberry House” where Mia went every day from 9-12. She went on bear hunts, searched for bird nests around the lake, built sand castles, and fed the ducks while Tim and I spent time reading at the cabin, and hanging out with Hope on the lake. Next year Hope will be old enough to go to the Huckleberry House. The afternoon usually then consisted of pool time, milkshake time, and swimming/paddle boarding on the lake until dinnertime. It was great having Jason and Charity there because Tim and I got to head out in the evenings and do a little hiking or just hang out down near the lake. I can’t wait until we get to go again next year!

Excitement upon arriving at the lake!

Excitement upon arriving at the lake!

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First time on a paddle board and loving it!

First time on a paddle board and loving it!

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Hope really wanted to paddle onto the lake but had to settle for just sitting on the board

Hope really wanted to paddle onto the lake but had to settle for just sitting on the board

First time off of a diving board. No fear!

First time off of a diving board. No fear!

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Loving piano time with Uncle Jason

Loving piano time with Uncle Jason

The tree house at our cabin that Mia dubbed "the castle"

The tree house at our cabin that Mia dubbed “the castle”

Hope's ride throughout the week.

Hope’s ride throughout the week.

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Pooltime always concluded with a milkshake from the snack shack.

Pooltime always concluded with a milkshake from the snack shack.

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Night hike to the Lil Brown Church.

Night hike to the Lil Brown Church.

Jumping off the big log!

Jumping off the big log!

Spending time with Grandma

Spending time with Grandma

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Ready for the 4th of July Parade

Ready for the 4th of July Parade

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