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Sep 2016

The Lake Part 2

One of our favorite Summer activities while at the lake is going to pick fresh berries!  This year we came home with loads of yummy strawberries!IMG_0222small

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Sorry with Grandma and Grandpa!IMG_0270small

One of the prettiest hikes through Maplewood State Park.

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So proud of the boys.  It’s quite a hike to the top of the hill, with lots of humidity.  It’s worth it though :).IMG_2311small

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We tried to find colorful leaves to make a rainbow.  We couldn’t find blue.  Beck said he would be our blue :).

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Go-kart adventures!

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After he drank a measuring cup full of homemade chocolate syrup, Grandpa was pushing him down the hill.  This is what you call, “livin’ it up!”

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I walked outside to find everything incredibly quiet (rare…and a little concerning) and found them standing super still in the water.  Asher said that he was showing Beck what it feels like to have the minnows nibble on your toes :).IMG_0346small

Breakfast and shopping and a visit to see the big loon!IMG_0390small

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The clothesline was constantly full, because these two were in and out of the water all. day. long.  They considered their regular clothes swimming suites.  I mean, really, who has time to put on a suit when the water is calling you :).  Asher’s favorite was catching fish in his net…which he did several times.

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Beck’s favorite activity was collecting seashells.  We had to take a picture of his 2016 Shell Collection so he could beat it next year :).

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Woodsy adventuring.

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Brothers.

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This was a big Summer for the boys.  They shared a room.  That took some adjusting too, not because they didn’t want to, but because there was a lot of partying, ha!  But, it ended up going so well, that they are now sharing a room at home…with still a lot of partying :).  And, I’m not quite sure what is the point of two beds :).

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Tubing.

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He was so quiet working in his coloring book.  Pretty incredible that he was adding up all his birds :).

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We went to the cutest little zoo!

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This is what happens when you don’t have a little girl, and you’re going through old boxes with your mom :).

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Ping pong with Grandma!

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We celebrated the 4th of July for a whole week!  Every night the boys would put on a little fireworks show for us :).

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“This one’s busted.  It’s busted.”IMG_2466small

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Beck has always loved sink baths :).

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Our trips back to MN require a lot of planning and effort, but we are so thankful to be able to go and make a metric ton of memories.  Here’s a picture of just breakfasts for the boys, and 1/2 of what they need for their lungs.  God, please allow us to one day look back on this as a distant memory.

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Thanks, Dad and Mom for being so willing to open your home, and do all you can do to give our boys wonderful lake memories!!  Looking forward to 2017 :).

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3 Comments

  1. Reply
    G&G NECAS

    So many great pictures!

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    Lori

    I just marvel at those trips! It’s the perfect summer for such active and adventurous boys. I love that you guys get to do this each summer … because it’s just too hot here. Thanks for sharing and praying with you that a table full of pills is soon a distant memory.

  3. Reply
    Grandma Olimb

    Great pictures, Rachel. Who needs to go to Disney World when you can go to Grandma and Grandpa Necas’ lake home :)

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