Loving the Lake

I’ve been taking a much needed break from baking!  After 30 days of nonstop mixing, pouring, beating, kneading, stirring, and measuring…I went to the lake.  We spent three full days laying in the sun, eating good food, laughing, adoring the new baby that entered our little circle, sitting by the campfire, talking about life, relaxing on a giant water float, motorcycle riding, boat cruising, wakeboarding, and soaking in every last precious minute with each other.

Life is so good when it’s filled with picnic tables, lake views, and a good book…

Or building campfires that will give us toasted marshmallows…

Or little boys enjoying 4th of July sparklers!

After a weekend filled with barbecued ribs, delicious desserts, waffles and fresh Oregon strawberries, more gummy bears than any one person should ever consume, and stories that made us laugh until we cried, I feel refreshed, relaxed, tanned, and more thankful than I could accurately describe in words.

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

I promise to be back to baking soon!  Until then, hoping you’re enjoying your family, friends, and glorious weather as much as I am!

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