This past weekend Bria and I went on a Girl Scout trip up to Copper Harbor for a little hiking, kayaking and letterboxing. The weather was finally gorgeous--gorgeous enough for me to get a nasty sunburn--and I cannot even tell you how excited I am for the girls to be out of school this coming Thursday. Two more days!!
I really love going on these Girl Scout outings with Bria (Chloe, too, when she has them, although hers this year was just a sleepover/swimming party in the hotel up the street) because I get to spend some special time with her. I'm just so amazed by how grown up she is becoming. Remember how I said there are only two more days of school? Well, for Bria that takes on extra meaning because these are her last days of elementary school. When on earth did I become the mother of a middle-schooler, I ask you?
I also love going on these outings, because I get to see so many beautiful places and learn so much more about the area that I live in. We got to go to this rocky beach and find Lake Superior agates, and Bria and I found several for our collections. Not to mention all of the other beautiful rocks we came home with.
And, hello? We went kayaking. Kayaking. I never thought I would ever find myself on a kayak! Bria and I did the tandem kayak and we had so much fun. I can't wait to do it again with the rest of the family. Joel would love it. It was so wonderful just rowing along on Lake Superior, appreciating God's beauty. Unfortunately, I have no pictures because I couldn't figure out how to learn how to kayak while simultaneously taking pictures. I'm pretty sure I would have dropped my camera in the bottom of the lake if I had tried. But trust me, it was wonderful.