Sunday, July 1, 2012

Our First Trip to the Cottage

After being invited up to the cottage about a half a dozen times...we FINALLY made the 2+ hour drive up north.  Our wonderful friends, Mark, Kathleen, and Austin, have a cottage on Houghton Lake.  Thanks, you guys...for not giving up on us...I knew we would make it one of the these days.  NOW...we can't wait to go back. 

We had a great time, and so did Allie.  The car ride up to the cottage went pretty smoothly.  Allie ate her breakfast and then enjoyed an Elmo video or two. 

The very first thing Todd did was take Allie for a spin on the jet ski.  I was actually surprised she wore the life jacket.  I was expecting her to put up a fight and scream the whole time.  But, when Austin slipped into his, Allie put hers right on after.  They were both TOO CUTE for words.  Allie rode the jet ski for a whole two minutes.  She was much happier on land watching her dad from afar.  Austin is a seasoned rider however, and could have rode with his dad all day.

Allie and Austin enjoyed the pool...

...and the boat (check out Captain Austin)...

...and the lake. 

The daddies and kiddos playing in the water.

Overall the weekend was a success (except for Allie still waking up at 6:00 am).  The mommas got their tans, the daddies rode the jet skis, and the kiddos had lots of fun in the water.  And after the little ones were in bed for the evening, the parents enjoyed my most favorite thing of all about up north...the campfire and s'mores (which I ate way too may I usually do).

Thanks again for a fun weekend.  We can't wait to make more memories with you guys. 

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