At the beginning of July, I headed north to spend the bulk of my summer in New England and visiting with my kids and grandkids. The lake was beautiful, as always and my tent airy and comfortable. Sunsets every day, as varied as the weather.
Duffy loved the freedom of being on an island, especially the chance to swim all day.
Our annual Family week, dubbed Mutt's Nuts, was another wonderful week with the sounds of giggling girls, splashing water fun, nighttime campfires, great meals, and lots of time to just be together and catch up with each other's lives.
I spent a week in Andover babysitting 8 month old Jack and 4 yr old Natalie and another week in New York with Theresa - 6, Lynn - 3, and Philip - 4 months. (Now I know why God decided we should have babies when we are in our 20s and 30s! It was a challenge keeping up to a smart, funny and ingenious bunch of little kids - either that or I've forgotten how much effort it takes since mine were small.) I got to visit with my 91 yr old Dad and spend time with my sister, too. I had meant to get to Maine to visit with old friends there, but time ran out and at the end of August, I headed home to St Augustine. A busy summer, but filled with wonderful, family-filled days.