One last summer trip

Today I am keeping busy with Serena and taking lots of pictures for my “a week in the life” project! Serena slept in late this morning because she was tired from our weekend! This past weekend we went to Fergus Falls to just hang out and see family without any special event to have to fill our time with. It was a nice relaxing weekend of family, the lake, food, church. Serena had a great time!

It was great to take one last trip of the summer. Serena took some nice long naps, Cash had fun running down to the dock (his fave thing to do there), we had a nice lunch with Grandma, and we hung out one evening with our friends James and Michelle. Serena loved cruising around her grandparents house finding new things to get in to. 🙂

Door County Trip Numero Dos

I haven’t updated in a while, but that’s mostly because I was gone for a few days in Door County again! This time Trevor went with Serena and I and my other brother, Andy, met up with us at my parents’ camper in Egg Harbor. We went to almost all different places than my first trip, celebrated my mom’s birthday, and Trevor and I even had a date night. It was an excellent trip, and Serena was a great little road tripper. She did awesome, and it helped to have someone to ride in the back with her from time to time.

This was Serena’s last road trip in her infant seat. She has almost met the weight limit! We actually picked up a new seat for her just the other night. Tuesday is her 9-month appointment so we’ll see her official height and weight then!

This is the little A-frame cabin the three of us stayed in that was a short walk from the camper and a little longer walk to the bathroom! Not a fun walk in the middle of the night, but we somehow survived! Ha! It was just enough space for us, the pack n’ play and all our stuff. The only bummer was the bed was basically a thin pad on top of a plywood board, so we would wake up all sore. I think next time we’ll try the bigger cabin, or use our tent (and our nice air mattress….). I guess I only rough it soooo much…

My parents have a great site that we spent most of our time at.

Check out mom’s birthday flamingo!

This time we did some shopping, wine tasting, dining with the locals (not so much the touristy stuff), went to Cave Point, and saw the animals at Dairy View Country Store.

Serena was tired so wasn’t as into them as I had hoped. She was a little more interested when we saw some piglets another day at a farm we stopped at for Dad to buy some organic meat. Waseda Farms was an absolutely lovely place with friendly people!

I requested we go to Cave Point because we had gone there two years ago and I thought it was absolutely beautiful. Plus I always love to see Lake Michigan any time I can. It feels like home to me.

Thanks to my parents, Trevor and I had a great date night out. We ate dinner at Coyote Roadhouse on my dad’s suggestion. It was a busy happening place with really great service and tasty hot food. We had steak. After dinner we watched the sunset at Egg Harbor marina. Perfect.

Saying goodbye is always tough, but I’m sure time will fly by and we’ll be with my family again!

That’s our last trip for a while. It will be different now to be home and figure out my new schedule now that I am home with Serena and we are just sticking around town! Hi friends! Let’s make plans. 🙂

A Trip Back to Bill’s Beach Road

Every summer some of Trevor’s relatives get together for “Lake Week.” Trevor hasn’t been in years. The last time I went was when I was home, laid off from work, three years ago, and it was at the same place it was this year (it’s been at a few different locations). This year Trevor had to work but Serena and I drove up to spend a few days at West McDonald Lake with some of her cousins!

Lake week means lots of people in a small place, lots of food, Linda’s famous fruit slush, time on the boat, swimming, fishing, and just hanging out in the sun. I was so happy to introduce Serena to Lake Week. She had a great time with her grandparents, aunt & uncle, cousins, great aunts and uncles and second cousins. She did “so big” on her own for the first time there! We had a great time.

It was so cute to see her interested in 2-week-old baby Cora!

There’s lots of little girls around she’ll be able to play with as she gets older, which is so awesome!

I am blessed with great in-laws. Some people thought it seemed weird I was driving a few hours to spend a few days with them without Trevor, but I didn’t give it a second thought. I love spending time with them. In fact, there were a couple other moms and kids there without their Tungseth husbands, just like me. We are lucky that we like each other so much and have a great time. We know our kids love it too! I am so thankful to have such great family of my own and through my marriage. And I am lucky Lake Week is part of it!

Door County Road Trip Numero Uno

For me summer means:

Camping
Lake time
Road trips
Bonfires

It’s been that way for me for most of my life, and this summer is no exception! We’ve already gone camping and to a reunion with Trevor’s relatives, and last week we got to see some Pedersens. Serena got to go camping in a tent for the first time in June, and in July she got to stay in a camper for the first time! Serena and I road tripped it to Door County, Wisconsin.

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My parents have a camper there and it’s their second home in the summer. I didn’t manage to make it there last summer, but this summer we’ll be there with them twice! Door County is a beautiful place with lots of cherries, wineries, restaurants, parks, theater, etc. Serena and I made the few hour drive there to spend some time with her grandparents, and my brother Eric and his wife Brittany who also made the drive for some quality family time! I got a lot of good use out of the Baby Bjorn!

Serena had a blast hanging out at the camper. I brought the beach blanket. Mom brought a little walker that Serena loved to move around in. She had fun untying everyone’s shoes, and trying to eat leaves, and crawling towards the fire!

We had some good food there! We ate at a couple of restaurants and Dad always makes delicious food too. Of course we also had to have some cherry pie! Brittany and I had to have the delicious ice cream we remembered from two years ago- cherry cheesecake. Dad made Swedish pancakes for breakfast one morning as well.

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Door County is beautiful. The weather was actually pretty cold for July, and I didn’t get to see as much as I like to, but got some walking and shopping in.

Trevor didn’t go with us this time but will be with us when we go back in a couple of weeks. We did FaceTime him a couple of times though!

I was tired because Serena wouldn’t go to sleep….He took this and sent it to me later to show me how mad she looked. Haha.

Saying goodbye is the toughest part! It’s always good to be with family!