Shake It Off

How was your holiday weekend?

Were you as lucky as we were and able to turn it into a weeks vacation?

A trip with family and friends, canoeing and fishing,Canoeing

swimming, and running,three girls wading in the pond

kite flying and picnicking,

Yup, we picnicked with our Foosball table- cut the grilling operation out of the picture- everybody knows what that looks like!

Yup, we picnicked with our Foosball table- cut the grilling operation out of the picture- everybody knows what that looks like!

fireworks and all?firework

Are you still in the habit of lazy days, afternoon drinks and delicious dinners?Beautiful evening

If so, take a deep breath, savor the memory of reading in the sun and shake it off.Storm shaking

Because, if you are like me, you are home alone with kids used to constant company and entertainment and there’s nobody else around to help with dinner.

The vacations over – Trip shaking -just shake it off!


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20 comments on “Shake It Off

  1. Johnny says:

    Love this post. Glad you guys had fun!!

  2. I’m trying to do just that. I’ve had company for 16 days, and although we had lots of fun adventures, I’m ready for some calm after the storm. 🙂 Thanks for linking up again!

    • Jessie says:

      While I love going places sometimes I’m not sure if the packing and the unpacking/getting back into the groove is worth it!

  3. barbtaub says:

    Looks like a wonderful trip! And at least that pup is having fun shaking it off.

    • Jessie says:

      Oh the dogs had a great time! Trip, (the brittany) just swims around in circles and Storm (the pudelpointer) was in retrieving heaven!

  4. Sally says:

    Vacations are always bittersweet: lovely in and of themselves but not the best experience transitioning back to everyday life >.<

  5. Megan L. says:

    Great photos!! Looks like it was a good time! We’re just setting off on our vacation…I’m sure I’ll need a rest when we get back, but what I’ll get to do is just ‘shake it off’ ! 😉

  6. Imelda says:

    First, let me tell you that I love these photos especially those of your dogs who are “shaking-it-off”. Your vacation sounds so wonderful. We did manage to go to the nearby lake upon my insistence so That I could escape an hour or so of a role-playing game. 🙂

  7. says:

    oh what a delightful post — -which I always find here! I think it’s beyond clever taking the Foosball table — great plan!

    • Jessie says:

      Thank you. Some persons, not to be named, thought bringing the Foosball table along was ridiculous. Those same persons spent plenty of time playing on it once it was there though! 🙂

  8. Such a happy post! I love that you took the foosball table! I’m generally the one who gets ribbed for bringing too much stuff (that always gets used!) So my hat goes off to the one who was brave enough to venture away with the foosball table!!! Bravo 😉
    LOL! I love it ❤

  9. Diane says:

    Trixie and I got to spend a long weekend on Pewaukee Lake. Hee Hee! Just turned into a noodle – ate, drank read my book had brunch at Seesters with Trixie. Didn’t get much sleep someone’s dogs barked and howled all night and all day. I heard their owners were out of town. I just love spending time out at the cottage.

  10. Delightful post! I was away too – at the sea in Liguria, Italy. Arrived home this morning and have already unpacked and done a load of washing. Thank goodness there are only two of us! Your post is inspiring me. Time to get writing!

  11. Nicola Young says:

    I’m jealous. We still have two and a half weeks of school left. Everyone is exhausted and needing a break and there’s been loads going on at school. It’s allay bit manic at the moment!

  12. Becky says:

    Love, love, love all of this! We went away for a few days as well, and boy am I ever having a hard time “shaking it off”! I love hanging out with my kids and my grandkids…miss them so much now, but I’m looking forward to the next time!
    Glad you were able to get away and have some summer fun in the sun!

  13. Corky says:

    Doesn’t everybody take a foosball table on a picnic?? Looks like it was a great vacation!

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