It’s nearly November but I couldn’t let another week pass without sitting down to write about our trip to Pinecrest. It’s become a summertime tradition that the kids look forward to so much, and I want them to be able to read about our trips to the cabin, so for the sake of keeping memories…
This past July, over the week of Justin’s birthday, we loaded the minivan up and headed to the Pinecrest cabin. We’ve been so fortunate to be able to rent the same cozy cabin for 4 summers now, in fact it hardly seems like summer if we don’t make it to the lake!
These girls thought it was the best fun to get soaking wet in the lake and then roll in the gritty, dusty sand. Their mothers cringed at the thought of all the sand they’d need to rinse from their hair later that evening
This photo makes me laugh! I can’t remember what kind of comments were being shouted from the shore but it obviously got Grandma pretty animated and Grandpa laughing
We brought everyone back to the cabin, threw kids into tubs and showers, and got everyone changed into clean, dry clothes. The men went to pick up pizza and we enjoyed a fine night filling our bellies with good pizza and watching the sun set behind the trees. The cousins headed back down the mountain but Grandpa and Grandma W stayed the night and spent most of Monday at the lake with us again.
We spent our whole vacation lounging at the cabin or the lake. Normally we try to take some hikes but on the very first day of our trip, Miss E got a bad blister on the back of her heel, and G ended up leaving home with only flip flops…so hiking was no longer an option.
I really, really love these pictures of the boys
We huddled together eating popcorn and watching The Secret Life of Pets (which was a big hit with all the kids). When the movie ended we loaded sleepy kids up in the van, headed back to cabin to throw our luggage in the car, and took the long drive back down out of the mountains.Another beautiful summer by the lake. Another year of fun in the funky cabin.