Thursday, July 14, 2011

Gull Lake, MN

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…especially when they got to take turns “driving” the boat! Cap’n Sav, at your service…

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Sweet Drew. I didn’t even call his name, he just saw me taking a picture and smiled his warm little smile. Love him.

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The kids LOVED their hats from Miss Juli! They were too cute! (Dan, Dani, Ethan, Ben)

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Drew bud- Bad Boy of the North

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Wow. this hat couldn’t be more appropriate! tee hee hee.

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Getting a little crowded up there! Too many captains in the cockpit.

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We parked up on this little sandbar, right in the middle of the lake! SO BEAUTIFUL! (Drew, Ethan, Ben, Sav)

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Dids and Drew

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Joe and Ben (who are SOOOO much alike, let me just tell ya)

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Sav was “done” with the wind…yes, that is her behind the towel.

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Ahhhh, the good ‘ole foosball table!

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We had many a heated game at this table. Dani whipped up on everybody!

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…but the battles between Joe and Dani were hilarious. The dude just couldn’t hang with the gal! Loved it.

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Turtle races. Yes, you read that correctly. Did you know there was such an event? (me neither!)

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Our turtle racing buttons…

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the kiddie table

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and they’re off! (Drew and Ben)

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Dad and Sav

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Go turtle GOOOOOOOOOO!

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The kids lost interest after a while and ventured back over to the trains… (Andrew)

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Ethan and Andrew checking out the cool artifacts inside the train car.

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My little conductor- Drew.

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That afternoon we headed back out on the lake for some good times! Dani, Sav, Dan

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The hubs and me

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Look! A LOOOOOOOOOON! (Love the way they “call”…such a cool sound)

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The kiddos checking it out…

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We told the kids that everytime we cross under a bridge, you have to raise up your arms and yell. tee hee hee

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Someone’s getting tired!!!! (Ben)

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Me and Drew buddy

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Next up: Minneapolis, the Mall of America, and the Train water park!

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9 comments:

JAJ said...

I love Loons! My inlaws live in Maine 6 months out of the year and the Loons are always on the lake. And added touch, every time the phone rings in Maine it's the Loon calling sound, ha.

{K} said...

Wow, looks like such a fun time!!

Kelsey said...

Every time you mention Joe's Minnesota roots, I get so giddy! I know it's super silly, but I keep thinking, "Suz is a famous blogger, and her kids are racing turtles where *I* raced turtles as a kid!!!!" Glad you all had a great time on our beautiful lakes. :)

Wellers said...

Looks like a great time....we have a cabin in Cross Lake so were up for the 4th....missed the turtle races though, I had to work!

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson said...

So cute! What great pictures! That place is beautiful! ...and the kids are pretty cute, too!

Andrea said...

So glad it looks like you had a WONDERFUL time in our beautiful MN. Looks like you are doing all those things we really do here!

Come back any time Steeces!

Andrea (always in MN)
www.thomberg.blogspot.com

NLWilliams said...

I have been following you since you were halfway through pregnancy (I was halfway through pregnancy myself) and I kept following b/c I was in love with your family and b/c you had MN connections...my folks lived just off of Gull Lake and I live in MN still...We are down south nearer to Rochester in the little city of Austin (yes, MN has an Austin too!) And if you had extra time, you should really come check out our claim to fame, the SPAM museum!!! It's free and a great experience. Enjoy the great north :)

Anonymous said...

Sav in that towel cracked me up ! :D

Cassi said...

The last pic of you and Drew is a framer! Love it :)

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