Our annual Loon Lake trip was a success yet again! We had excellent weather, 90 degrees everyday which is perfect weather if you are in the lake all day.
We did the usual swimming, boating, fishing, tubing, and eating with great success! We only had one mishap with my sister Sanni who on her first ride on the tube was bounced off and her husband bonked her cheek. She got a nasty black eye right in time for family pictures...although I was impressed with her makeup skills.
|Having fun before the BIG wave|
|Look at Sanni (far left) upon seeing the BIG wave come|
|Actual moment of impact|
She also became brave this year because she jumped off one dock and swam to the other dock all by herself. She can't swim without a life jacket yet, but I wasn't even in the water when I snapped some pictures of her being such a big girl!
Baelor didn't mind relaxing in his little boat since his lower half was floating in the water. Probably his favorite was a watering can which he wanted filled repeatedly to then make a river in the sand. He was easy as usual, even at night.
Nash even took part of the relaxing and "saving lives." Apparently Labrador Retrievers are naturally bred to bringing things into safety by pulling a rope.
|The dog days of summer...|
|Nash "rescuing" Ashton|
A couple of surprises this year included these balls that float on top of the water! Imagine those hamster balls, but for humans. I am quite adventurous, but this TERRIFIED ME! In fact, I was in the process of getting in one and had a mini panic attack and had to get out immediately. I don't fear heights, speed, or really anything else but I do have problems with clausterphobia. It took a little time and coaxing before I attempted again. While I was waiting for the air to be filled, I had to just focus my head down and sing a song. Once it was filled I was fine and even enjoyed it! So I actually got a little braver this trip as well!
|Reina and Heleena|
|Matching boonie hats for father and son|
|We found any excuse to venture out to the market on the scooters|
|Reagan washing her hair in the lake quite elegantly|
Each year there is usually a new addition to the family photo in the form of a baby. Can you figure out who the new "addition" to the family photo is?