Collecting Moments Over Things: A Weekend at the Lake

Once a year our entire family packs up and heads north to a two bedroom house for a weekend at Lake Nacimento. Doesn’t sound so bad until you realize that our “family” consists of about 25 people! Call it organized chaos as bodies and bags of clothes can be seen every place you turn, no television, no internet just good ol’ conversation and laughs. My mom cooks amazing breakfasts so waking up to the smell of bacon always starts the day off just right. “Last call for anyone getting on the boat” can be heard every few hours as people pile into the John Deere Gator and head to the boat ready for a good time of wake surfing and inner tubing! Years and years of good times have us all waiting for this time of the year and it never disappoints.

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This year, we had Wyatt so that changed the dynamic a bit, and got us a big queen bed in the air conditioned room so we had no complaints there! We took Wyatt out for his first official boat ride and he loved it until we put his life jacket on, poor guy hates being confined.


He watched Gavin as he killed it on the wake surfboard and enjoyed time steering with Uncle Kraig and hanging with everyone until the lull of the boat had him fast asleep. It is so fun to be with Wyatt when he watches Gavin because it reminds me over and over of a Brad Paisley song “Watching you” about a little boy who wants to be just like his dad, and I’m convinced Wyatt already thinks Gavin is his hero.


Time truly flew by, and before we knew it we were on our way home with a baby in the back asleep as we laughed at all the hilarious events that went down. Life is always a little better at the lake.


Have a wonderful week! Side note, love running into you guys and hearing about you reading my blog! Makes my day 🙂


1 Comment

  1. Kathie Saunders
    July 27, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    I remember spending a weekend there myself when you were vey young. Came out to visit my brother the summer before he passed away. Frank lived and worked up there and so Lauren and Jes and I spent a day or 2 with your mom and you kids. It was one of the few times my kids spent time with their cousins. We had a blast!

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