Vacationing in Green Lake, WI

You know what’s cooler than blogger vacation photos?  Blogger family vacation photos!

Last week Nate and I spent the week with his family in Green Lake, WI.  A week in one house with the in-laws. A form of torture in some countries.  I kid. I kid.  We actually had a great time.

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I did learn a few things.

  • I’m glad I wasn’t born into the Duggar family. 12 people in one house was plenty.
  • Children are loud.  Very, very loud.
  • Children are cute.  Very, very cute.
  • Pack warm clothes any time you go to a lake.  Even in July.
  • We are lucky to be a part of such a great family.

The week was pretty low key.  Nate’s parents rented this house for all us.  (They are very generous.)  The house had 6 bedrooms.  3 1/2 baths.  The decor was interesting.  I should have snapped more photos.  But the house was pretty much always a constant state of chaos.  And loud.  Did I mention children are loud?

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Nate and I’s room had a double set of bunk beds and a map wall.  It was a romantic getaway.


Lake life is pretty sweet.  We spent time catching tiny fish.

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Well, some fished.  The rest of us played with worms.  Way cooler.

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We spent a good chunk of one day on a pontoon boat.  We froze our hineys off but it was still a good time.

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Yes, I wore that hello shirt for an entire week.  I may or may not have washed it.

We also used these inflatable kayaks a lot.  Nate and I went daily.  I’m thinking about joining an Olympic rowing team.  I don’t really think Nate was paddling much so I’m sure I’ll qualify.

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Ike went with us too.  He had a little bit of a rough vacation.  He’s sort of an only dog.  He doesn’t understand why vacation has to have so many rules and why children are so loud and poke him.  He did enjoy daily long walks and lots of time outside.  He also got to share the bottom bunk with me every night which he loved.  Unlike my back.

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Nate and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary while in Green Lake.  We attempted to get a decent photo of us together.  It went well.

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We’re pretty much incapable of taking a normal picture.  That’s why the fine gem below is a keeper.  I wish we would have had the Ike man with us but we took it right before dinner one evening.

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And I’m still baffled that I’m wearing a jean jacket.  It feels like I’m in high school again.  Except I don’t have braces and my hair isn’t bleached.  Wait.  Should I be wearing a jean jacket? Eh. It was cold.

Do you take family vacations?  Do you love lake life?  Why are children so loud?