We usually start planning summer trips with my family sometime in January or February, and at that point it always seems so very far away. I look forward to it for so many months and then it's upon us so quickly. In my head it was sort of the last bridge to cross before baby number three, so I really can't believe it's already over! If this baby is born three weeks early like Tenny, I might only have four weeks left! Oh mercy! I might be one of the very few people who would be glad to go to my due date. I have a lot of imaginary things I need to get in order before I'll feel ready for our new little family member to join us. I guess I feel similarly about having a baby as I do about vacations: I like to have everything done and taken care of beforehand so that I can just relax and enjoy the baby (vacation). Despite the wrench of having to deal with a good bit of water in our basement the week before leaving for the lodge, we still managed to check off most of my list and leave a relatively clean house behind, and the 10 days we were able to spend up there this time were relaxing and fun. The kids swam, we caught all kinds of little creatures, ate delicious food, read and knitted and enjoyed the early summer flowers (so many forget-me-nots! one of my favorites!) I'm so glad to document these memories here.