May 26, 2010

Weekend at the Lake

One of my many aunts owns an adorable cabin in Western Michigan and I had never been there before. Every spring and summer I hear her say, "Jesse, you've got to get to the cabin one of these days. I can't believe I've owned it for 11 years and you still haven't been there!" This year she decided to host a little mother-daughter retreat and I was SO HAPPY that I made the trip over. What a sweet bonding time with my mom, sister, aunts and cousins.

The mini weekend vacation was beautiful, complete with a toast at the bonfire Saturday night, and an unbelievably delicious breakfast Sunday morning.

I loved the smell of wood in the cabin so much. :)
Of course sis and I had to take a few fun shots! Felt like I was in a Better Homes and Gardens magazine ad in her cute little decorated rooms.

My mom told me to bring some snacks and I decided to pick up a few of my favorite chip flavors made by my favorite chip brand, Kettle of course.
They were a hit, yay!

Good times with my lil' Loli bear.

Here's where I slept. So cute and cozy!
Couldn't get over the rustic feel of the little place. I want to own a house by the lake one day.
My aunts and Mama making breakfast. Love these little Mexican ladies SO MUCH. ♥
The entire kitchen is decorated with coca-cola items. My aunt says to me, "don't ever walk in here drinkin' a Pepsi." Lol. Everyone collects SOMETHING I guess. ;)

I thought this little bed was THE cutest detail of the entire place. Isn't it darling?
So incredibly cozy.

Aaahh, weekend getaways are the best!
I even met a little friend. Though he looks a little grouchy, he's cute as a button, (and just a teeny bit bigger too) .

Bye, Mama. ♥
Bye, Cousins. ♥

Can't wait to get back to that little lakeside cabin again this summer.
I ♥ my family, and this is just a few of them. Unfortunately, there was this tragic news we found out about on Sunday, which is why some of my other relatives could not attend.
I know you've probably heard it many times, but
I was so down after hearing that my relatives lost two friends in that crash.
It made me feel so instantly grateful for my friends and family.
Life is so very fragile.

"Every moment's precious."



  1. Just beautiful~ I am envious! I so miss Michigan!!! I am going home for 4th of July~so I will get a little fix. The little cabin is certainly fitting for Better Homes and Gardens or Country Living. Very sorry to hear about the loss~ and yes it is a reminder to all of us that life is short and to enjoy every moment you can!

    Jamie xxooxo

  2. que bonita latinas!

    Looks like your trip was FUN!
    and so very true life is each day as it may be your last.


  3. SO wonderful. I can't wait til my lake getaway in July now. xoxo

  4. ah i love lake houses! you have so much fun with the people you love & are so secluded.

    would love you to visit Passport Glamour & follow if you like

    Anna Katrina

  5. This cabin and the entire surrounding area look amazing! Your photos really capture everything :)

  6. what fun! I *always* wanted a little nook-style bed like that when I was a kid. Now, I do believe I'd feel a little claustrophobic.

  7. oooh that's the smallest turtle i've ever seen and i've seen some small ones on the cape!
    lucky you... i have a friend with a lake house and we love visiting so much. it's not quite this adorable though :D more sparse. not as rustic but not as decorated if you know what i mean.

  8. looks so fun! I heart the little turtle hahaa :D

  9. Glad you got a chance to go visit her cabin. It is adorable...just as a cabin should be :)-

    What an adorable friend you made. He does look a little unhappy! Ha ha

  10. What a beautiful cabin! How nice for all of you to get together like that.

  11. Such a cute cabin (love that little tucked away bed), and love that it actually *looks* like a cabin. So many people here talk about heading to their "cottage" or "cabin" for the weekend, and it's actually a newly-built big ole house! It looks beautiful there, J, and like you had a wonderful time with your equally beautiful family!


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