One of the perks of living in Illinois is that my family is now only 2 1/2 hours away. One of the other perks is that Lake Michigan, a boat, and a beach is also only 2 1/2 hours away. Having grown up in Michigan, summers will never be complete without a good amount of the Big Lake! Though we couldn't truly vacation there this summer with Chad starting a new job, we were able to make several short trips throughout the summer. Here are some highlights!
Kassidy LOVES the sea doo!
Chad waterskis at every opportunity he gets. (I got one run in this year, so we're hoping for more next year!)
We got to spend time with my cousin Jason, his beautiful wife Jen, and their 4 boys. Kassidy and Carter love playing together!
My sister Jenn was in Michigan for a couple weeks. We enjoyed spending time with her, though it was much too short!
Cameron LOVES the beach!
The kids both had fun playing in the sand and water.
Once Cameron warmed up to the water, we couldn't keep him out!
Quality time with Aunt Jenn!
No matter what water toy, Cameron feels a need to drink the water he is playing with. I suppose his immune system is going to be pretty strong!
Big Lake Perfection!
All 4 of us went on the tube together! It was Kassidy's 4th summer tubing and Cameron's 1st. Though we weren't moving in this picture, I assure you we did get pulled around the lake. Kassidy LOVED it this summer... Cameron was neutral on the experience. :)
My parents with their 3 grandkids. We loved being able to see Madison several times throughout the summer!
Lots of time was spent around this table, enjoying summer and family.