I. Can. NOT. Even begin to explain how meaningful the few days we spent in Connecticut meant to me.
As a kid, my cousins would come down to Florida at least once a year to visit and I would hear such wonderful things about Connecticut. How beautiful the lake was, how perfect the weather was in the summer, even if it was a little hot.
The last few years on social media I’ve gotten to see the lake frozen, snowy, sunny, cloudy – and I couldn’t believe my eyes how beautiful it was in person. The flowers swayed in the wind, the trees were growing little bright green buds, and my family was happy. Our first sunset was just this sweet purple goodness that I’m not sure I’ll ever forget.
The highlight of the lake was definitely – big surprise here – THE LAKE! We swam, explored, ate some cherries, then swam some more.
Fourth of July was even more fun than I could have imagined. We danced to country music, we ate some amazing BBQ and colored in our books with some new friends.
I think I need to drink my coffee every morning from this spot.
The next day we spent on the lake again – much to Alexandria’s excitement. We went for a ride on the boat, hunted for our own worms for fishing and even caught ourselves a Bluegill!
We were so sad to leave – this stop is one for the record books. The memories we’ve made with our incredible family will last a lifetime. My heart is so full of gratitude for my family’s hospitality to my little family.
In the words of Alexandria “I wish this place wasn’t so far so we could spend more time with our family”.
Next up: NYC!
Steve Johnson Jr. says
You don’t write much, right? The pictures are lovely. The cute girls are having a joyful of times I see. Loved the BIG smile photo with the tiny fish & her cute enough reel. My wife enjoyed the pictures as well. Thanks by the way. 🙂
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