One of our last days in Minnesota was spent at the lake which everyone called "the beach." It was gorgeous, the water was the perfect temperature, and there were no waves (I can't swim) so I was extremely satisfied. We had lunch and then drove over, it's located right in my Aunt's development so it was easy to get to, and very convenient. It was so nice spending time with my cousins because we only see each other on random family get togethers. I definitely appreciate the time we have together, because I know how limited it is, and that makes it even better.
Growing up I always remember having a serious bond with all of my cousins on my Mom's side. Although we all grew up far away, we spent a lot of summers together, and kept in touch through letters/phone/email etc. I remember certain moments growing up where we all played and laughed, and spent days running around my Grandma's village, and it makes me miss those days so much. It never feels weird or awkward being around them because we all get along so well, and we all can be ourselves around each other. That funny pose in the first shot is our usual beach shot, it started with all of the girl cousins posing in our suits years ago on a beach in Cyprus, and now when we get the chance we try to reenact it, even if Jeremy(cousin's fiancee) and my boy cousin jump in.
I look at these photos and I wish I was laying on the sand right now with a drink in my hand. MEHH. Bouncing back after a vacation is probably the worst feeling in the world. Why must we work? I wish it was socially acceptable to just do what made us happy all day long and not worry about income, wouldn't that be the best? :shrug:...one can dream...Happy Tuesday guys, have a great week!