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THE LAKE


We decided to take a long weekend to get away from the hecticness of moving. We drove up to the lake for some R&R and fun times with our family. It was also Phoebe's first time to the lake. I bought her a life jacket (epic fail) and she loved the rocking of the dock and was a little unsure of the boat. I was too, I had a death grip on that little girl.


We brought down our pack and play (love!) and much to our disbelief, Phoebe actually napped outside. She gave it a good fight dontyouworry. Matilda didn't get out of the freezing cold water. I managed to read It Starts with Food (in between my chips and dip and margarita breaks). It was so convicting. I am al out of excuses and Sam even said he felt like he needed to just eat vegetables for a while (say wha?).



My Dad and beautiful sister were also there. Rachel and I had the best time walking to the dock and laughing and having an evening cocktail while watching the pinkest sunset. It was the most relaxed I've been all year. The move and the reno took way more of a toll on all of us than I could have imagined. When we moved everything in, I felt paralyzed. Still do. The break was great, coming home... deep breath. My mom came over and we got a lot done today, leading me to believe that we won't always live in a giant mess of boxes and piles...


Hope you are all having a wonderful summer so far. I'm readjusting to having Matilda home and trying to be fun and still get stuff done. I'm tellin' ya. Trying so hard to be the perfect Mama. Failing miserably. Lately I've just felt like a fish out of water. I think Sam and I need a long weekend away to reconnect and just be. Is that so much to ask? ;)

Love this picture of my Dad and Bee. She is obsessed with his crogies (spelling?). Baby girl has two tiny teeth. Way to go Bee!
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7 comments :

  1. Ah girl, you're almost there! Deep breaths and don't try to be the perfect mama. You'll just feel like you're failing. You're the best momma they could ask for. Trust in God that he picked you for them:)
    Very excited for you guys! Glad you had a little break from the craziness!

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  2. Oh my, this looks soooo relaxing! Glad y'all got to escape for a while. Exhale :)

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  3. I keep doubling back to the first picture of Matilda, are her shoes on the wrong feet or have I lost my mind? I think we need a long weekend away! Yours looks lovely. This Mama thing is not for the faint of heart - just remember its a marathon, not a sprint and there will always be some day or weeks that are harder than others.

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    1. haha! always! had to document it.

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  4. Looks like you all had a great time Lesley. Love the pictures!

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  5. Wow, you & your sister look so much a like! I had to do a double take and fortunately, your words below confirmed it was NOT you but your sister. :)
    As for an escape, I'm so envious right now of your trip to the lake, chips and dip snacking, and margarita sipping. Right now, we're in the same boat - a heap of boxes and so much unpacking in our future. I'm dreaming of a break and the day all of our boxes are unpacked. While I'm unpacking tonight, I'll be sure to think of you & say a quick prayer for your sanity - along with my own. So glad you got a mini escape and had a great time at the lake!

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    1. what a compliment! thank you and thank you for the prayers. right back atcha!

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