last week was our vacation up at the cottage. well, not our cottage (i wish!). it actually belongs to an ex-coworker of paul's. she and her husband have generously allowed us to borrow it for a week for the last 3 summers (paul traded a painting of their dog for the use of the cottage.) in fact, we went there for the first time on our honeymoon!
once again this year, our friends frederica and jim came to spend a few days with us. so much fun even though the weather wasn't great for the days they were there.
over the week we......
had a campfire (i love the smell!)
roasted vegan marshmallows and made s'mores!!! (omg, they were decadent!!)
canoed to a bakery across the lake...yes, a bakery at the lake!!
paul at the bakery
i knit up a pair of arm warmers
swam in the (cold) lake
we ate our dinners by candlelight
watched noah have the time of his life (chasing frogs, rolling in the dirt, sniffing all the plants, running around outside all day!)
and saw the most beautiful sunset on our last night there
a relaxing and lovely time, indeed! (sigh...)