Thursday, July 4, 2013

At the Lake

We have been having a bit of a heat wave around here for the past week or so and for those of you who don't live on the west coast we are used to more mild weather. It's been uncomfortable trying to sleep, we've been avoiding going outside when the sun is high and we have been trying anything to get cool. One night we decided to brave the crowds at the lake and have a picnic. We were barely there 20 minutes before April had to go in the water. I was more than happy to follow her in. It was so refreshing.

I honestly don't have many pictures from our time at the lake because I was in the water. I was splashing and playing with my daughter. Jon and I would swing her back and forth while she would laugh at the big splashes she made. As the sun went down we could not convince April to leave. She was tired but I sensed that like the rest of us, she wasn't looking forward to returning to our hot hot house. The swim did her good though, she fell asleep in the car on the way home.

We've gone back whenever we can. It is a wonderful way to relax. As Jon and April build sand castles, I float on my back way off from shore. It's peaceful, it's freeing. I love watching the birds fly past and the wind dance with the birch trees. I find myself wishing for more hot days so my family and I can return to the lake again and again.

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