We spent a day on the lake this summer, exactly like I did growing up at what was basically my second home. I spent so much time at Kayla’s house that her Dad referred to me as his brown haired daughter. Every time I would go over there, I would write “Lauren was here” on Kayla’s calendar and I’m sure it added up to most of the summer. We spent so many days on the water (and sometimes that would qualify as our shower). GROSS.
It was so much fun to introduce Carson to the same place. I wasn’t sure how he would like it because he’s a pretty cautious kid, but he got right in and loved in. I couldn’t go on the tube or jet ski because of my large belly, but they said he absolutely loved it. Kayla was riding on the tube with the kids and the minute it took off, Carson said, “This is awesome!” He was talking about it when we got home (after we finally got him awake) and kept saying he loved the “tug boat.”
He also got to try fishing for the first time. We didn’t catch anything that day-probably something to do with three noisy kids swimming and playing. But they had a blast digging for worms and getting the fishing poles ready, so I’ll still call it a success.
One of my favorite pictures of these two.
Best buds, just like their mamas.
Growing up, I swore I would never return to live in my hometown. I wanted to live in a big city with the excitement and hustle and bustle. And I did love it during the years we spent in D.C. But during the years we were away, the thought of returning home didn’t seem so bad. And now that we’ve been back for several years, I have grown to love the feel of community here and for my children to experience life in a small town. God also knew we would need to be with our friends and family when we become a family of six in less than a year!
However, I would love if this small town added a Target. And Nick, stop rolling your eyes at that statement.