Yay! We are back and we had a blast. Many great meals, cocktail hours, sunsets & loons later, we are here. I could stay forever on the lake. No responsibilities except for the kids and keeping our one room somewhat orderly. Being there reminds me of the Augusts of my childhood, visiting my grandparents in the Hamptons, spending all day on the beach & then washing up for cocktail hour when all of their friends would come over and eat brie and drink whiskey and ginger ale. My brother and I would sneak in and grab as much brie as we could fit on a cracker and then go back outside and row the rowboat around the pond in their back yard. I love rowing and now, at the lake, for the past 16 years, I kayak as much as I can. It brings me back to basics. The kids loved swimming and snorkeling and luckily the man in my life loves going to the far North as much as I do. The summer is almost over and I feel so lucky to be able to appreciate summer days in all their glory on the magical lake with my family.
- I'm just a mom in the world. A crunchy Catholic mama of 6 trying to make sense of it all and stay positive. 5 boys here & 1 in heaven. One awesome man who I get to grow old with. I help new moms breastfeed. I`m happy. I don`t go to shows or dance clubs every night but I would if I could. Where`s the nanny? When I see her she`s SO fired! One of my boys is super sweet and sensitive, another one is a holy terror. I learn a ton from all of them daily. Like Nigella says, as any parent of small children knows,there comes a point in the day where you can`t go any further without a drink! I love cocktail hour. I`d like nothing more than to be with my family and some good friends surrounded by tropical plants drinking a margarita listening to the Eagles. I don`t care about trendy, I like that grungy 70`s vibe.