Warning: Extremely long post filled with TONS of pictures on vacation. I couldn't help it, we had too much fun to exclude anything.
We were so excited to have lots of family visiting this summer. A few weeks ago Shawn's parents and brother's family came up for a week. We spent most of the time at a cabin up on Boy Lake (which is right East of Leach Lake) and a few days exploring Fergus Falls. We all had a fabulous time and are looking forward to their next trip North!
Fishing off the dock.
The kids all loved swimming in the lake and jumping off the dock. I think they were down in the water swimming at least three times a day for hours each time!
Shawn and Uncle Eric snuck off to do some fishing and they caught some great fish for supper!
Some of my favorite Papons all piled up.
Nana and Karolyn fishing.
Kelton jumping out of the boat after taking his turn on the tube.
Papa and the kids posing for pictures after swimming.
Nana and Katie riding with Shawn.
Nana brought a pillowcase and taught the girls (and boys) how to do cross stitching.
Kassidy, Karolyn, Kelton, Kolsen, Katie and Kaylee (Konnor was napping)
What a whopper!
Aunt Theresa and the kids did quite a few puzzles.
Kaylee trying her hand a cross stitch embroidery.
All the K-kids
and again in age order.
Our "cabin" for the week.
Katie, Shawn and Kaylee
We also stopped by the Paul Bunyan Statue in Aikley on our way home. The kids were pretty excited to stand in his hand. I did the same thing almost 30 years ago or so in the exact same spot! I can remember visiting my cousins at their cabin in MN each summer and I never dreamed that I would be living here some day!
Kassidy climbing Paul's boot.
Thanks to Nana and Papa Papon for planning this trip!
And to Eric's family for loading up and making the long haul North!
We loved our week with family and the time flew by and we are definitely looking forward to another visit sometime soon!