Friday, August 2, 2013

lakehouse.

Soooo yeah, it is now August and I have yet to write anything more about our recent vacation... or write anything at all for that matter. Turns out, having a nearly nine month old son is much more time consuming than a five month old son. Never the less, I have slowly gone through my pictures and have HEAPS to share.

{Warning :: if you came here to read something really profound or would rather not look at dozens of pictures of our family, well, maybe skip this post. K?}

After spending a few days in Florida adjusting to the time difference (or not adjusting if you were my child), my parents, Lachlan and I loaded up pretty much everything you could ever think of taking on a vacation (including a baby pool and a kayak) and started the 17 hour 24 minute drive through six states from Pensacola, Florida to Little Whitefish Lake, Michigan.

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With stops and such, it ended up taking us just over 24 hours to get there. And yes, it was just about as much fun as it sounds.

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Not. That. Fun. (just incase you can't read between these very obvious lines)

And while we were on the car trip of a lifetime, my sister and her family were driving over from Boston with two little ones. My brother was flying up from Pensacola after working all week. And Max and Byron, well they were making the journey across the globe from Brisbane, via LA and Chicago (including a lost passport incident and an overnight stay in Chicago due to bad weather). It is safe to say that we were all in need of a little relaxation by the time everyone arrived!

Lucky for us though, we arrived to THIS VIEW.

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The rest of the week included lots and lots of hanging out with family, eating, relaxing, kayaking, two weddings, a giant Westveer family photo (my mom's side) and much, much more. I might have even taken a daily dip in Little Whitefish Lake :)

{get ready for a million photos of previously mentioned fun...}


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Westveer family photo (my mom's side) @kathynorberg #familyvacation2013 #lakehousefun #michigan


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I had been looking forward to this holiday for such a long, long time. I wanted Max and Byron to get a chance to see another part of America and a place where I spent many summers as a child. I was looking forward to seeing family that I hadn't seen in years and catching up with my own siblings. I wanted the whole thing to be perfect and fun and relaxing. And that is exactly what it was! Of course, there were also moments of stress, hurt feelings and mandated time outs, but isn't that what it is all about?? Getting together with your family and making memories never involves 100% happy 100% of the time. Unless you are perfect... which, BTW, we are not.

My mom started talking about this vacation over a year ago, so the fact that it is all done and over with now makes me a little sad. However, looking back through these pictures and remembering all we did took me right back there to Little Whitefish Lake. Such a wonderful holiday with truly wonderful people!! And super huge thank you to my parents to making this all happen!

Stay tuned for a catch up on our day at my Grandpa's hunting cabin! It may or may not involve shooting guns and riding quads (you know, if are you in to that kinda thing :)




2 comments:

  1. Thank you for capturing our family holiday at the cottage with so many great pictures. It WAS a WONDERFUL time!! Xoxox to each of you

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  2. You def need to be a life style (I think that's the name) photographer. You are awesome!

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