A day at the lake restores the soul!

The boys set off early this morning to go walleye fishing. The river was still rolling like the ocean and it was cluttered with trees. At one point under the bridge, the river became somewhat of a whirlpool. But never fear, the boys made it through and fished for hours on Lake Erie!

My mom and i stayed back at the house. I wasn’t feeling 100% and a day of relaxation sounded wonderful. My mom spent the morning baking cookies for my nieces birthday. Abby spent the day laying around and watching tv!

After i ate some toast i went for a walk to the beach. I brought my camera and attempted to find the boys on the water. I was unsuccessful but i did capture some beautiful photos.

Cedar Point
Huron, Ohio lighthouse

At this point in the morning i was starting to feel more human. I walked back to the house and decided to go for a morning walk. It was exactly what i needed. It was also getting really hot out but the scenery was so beautiful that i just wanted to keep walking. I passed several other women walking down lake road. I passed several bicyclist who looked like they were training for the Olympics. Seriously they always look so graceful riding at such a fast speed! I walked through some small lake communities and surprisingly they were pretty quiet. The marina parking lot was full of trucks and trailers, but the marina itself was pretty quiet also. I did see a family of Amish sitting outside by a fire enjoying some lunch together. We exchanged hellos and i was on my way back to the house.

Evening Stroll

This week was rough. The constant rain and humidity also made it rough. But we survived. The rain has stopped. The humidity has dropped. Ahhhh deep breaths!

Last night John and i walked around downtown Huron and along the pier. In town they had a band which lots of people were gathered. Bikes lined the lake front and a crowd of lawn chairs filled the area. The air smelled of boardwalk food.

The pier was busy with locals and tourists. The bars were busy and they too had live music. The pier was covered in debris from all the rain. The river leading out to the lake was like a wave pool. People were still walking with their family and pets. Some brave souls even rode their bikes and scooters around all the sticks.

We enjoyed the peacefulness of the sunset and people watching. Cedar point was so easy to see in the night sky.

Sometimes it’s nice to just take a walk, breath fresh air, and remember all we are blessed with!

Fish Fest

Today my husband, father and i set out to catch some walleye. Mission completed! I w caught 8 and kept 4! The weather was absolutely perfect. I could sit on the water all day. It’s so peaceful and stress free.

Today i also brought my cameras and captured some photos on our ride out. The Huron river is so beautiful and surrounded by cute bars and restaurants. We saw all kinds of water craft vessels from kayaks to large yachts. It’s a good mix of local people and vacationers.

Titans Majorette Camp

Over the last 6 weeks, the local high school majorettes held a mini camp. My Pink Ladies Baton Corp. sponsored it and i was very happy to see many of my students participate. My bonus daughter also was in the camp. This is a fun way for the girls to get an insight of what its like to be a majorette, which is very different from competition baton twirling. Last night i got to sit back and enjoy the show as a bonus mom but also as the photographer/videographer!

My students

Sunset/Sunrise Fishing

My niece, Cally, wanted to fish before the fireworks! My husband and brother set her rod up and she fished off the pier in Mitiwanga. It was a beautiful sunset and they were the perfect silhouettes in my photos! She didn’t catch anything but wow is she getting so good at casting. Super proud of her!

Daddy and daughter
Uncle with daddy and daughter

Did i really wake up at 4:45am to fish!? You bet i did because it was with my 3 favorite guys! It was a beautiful sunrise but i was focused on fishing. I caught a baby walleye and my dad caught a monster catfish. Man did that thing not want to get in the boat but my dad fought hard and won! I couldn’t believe how many fish were jumping at the top of the water. I felt like the boat was surrounded by dolphins!

We had lots of fun!!!!!

Husband and brother
Dad and me!
Ok it’s not the biggest but it’s the cutest!

Fourth of July

What a fun night! We spent the evening on the lakefront hanging out as a family. The girls had fun with glow sticks and we started a dance party that attracted many other children. One family was doing free face painting and another family was making cotton candy. I love our small community and the family atmosphere. We watched fireworks line the lake from Vermilion to Huron. We also we able to see Cedar Points, Kellys Island, and Catawba!

Dad’s Birthday!

My dad turned 66 on the Fourth of July. Did you know the fireworks were to celebrate his life ? 😂

It was a wonderful day spent with family. We had a parade, swam in the lake, ate good food, had cake and ice cream, and ended the night with fireworks!

Still so handsome!
Mini cones for the win!

Mitiwanga, Ohio Parade

A small community just between Vermilion and Huron is where my family is from. It’s a beautiful and quant neighborhood on the lakefront. Only a small amount of families live out here year round, but the same renters always seem to return every summer. This year the park was packed and it was amazing. The beach was lined with towels, umbrellas, and families. The lake was full of kids playing games and laughing. We kicked off the day with our annual parade. The kids decorated their bikes and their parents walked beside them in their patriotic gear. My bonus daughter led the parade twirling to the patriotic playlist. It has been a tradition for many decades and we love keeping that tradition alive!