Summer Vacation 2015

We were on vacation last week in Hayward, Wisconsin.  Our week began on Saturday, July 4.  It was a beautiful day and we were able to enjoy the fireworks from various cabins around the lake (see previous post).

Sunday was another gorgeous day.  We spent most of our day outside in the sun, on the water and with nature all around us.

Friendly Dragonfly
Blooming With Bugs
Just Ducky!

Monday was rainy and the better part of our day was spent playing games, reading and relaxing.  Mike and the kids did venture into town during the afternoon to look at the shops and check out the candy store – it was packed!  The weather cleared enough that Daphne and I went for a long walk.

Tuesday was cool, but sunny.  A good day for mini golf and go-karts.

Hitting The Links

By the way, I took home the prize for low score.  Woo hoo!

Family Photos After The 18th Hole
The Race Is On

The weather continued to be nice for the remainder of our vacation.  Perfect for boating, tubing and even water skiing.

On The Water
Leap Of Faith
Up To Something No Good

Sebastian enjoyed his new passion – driving the boat.  He recently completed online training and passed his boating exam.  He is officially a licensed driver.

Driving The Boat & Fully Licensed


Riding The Waves
Ready, Set, Up For The First Time
Up Again After A Long Break

We found the local baseball field so that we could keep Sebastian in shape for his Little League season.  I didn’t get any photos of him batting.  I was too busy in the outfield getting the balls he hit, but Sophia did catch a few photos of Mike and I giving it a try.

Let’s Play Ball

Daphne did a lot of what she usually does – hang out with us and sleep.

R & R

We had a great vacation and appreciated our time together as a family.  The break from work, activities, errands and constant business was so wonderful.

Calm Waters

We took our annual family vacation photo on the stairs during our last evening of vacation.

Family Vacation Photo 2015

And one final photo on departure day…

Homeward Bound

We can’t wait until next year!


Hayward 2014 | The Lake

Our rental cabin was located in a bay on Round Lake in Hayward, Wisconsin.  Sebastian snapped this picture with his iPhone one evening.

Beautiful Reflection

Mike and the kids enjoyed lots of boating and playing on/in the water.  I did too, I’m just not in any of the photos. 🙂

Fun On The Water
Full Speed Ahead
Go Faster!
Making Waves


How Not To Ride The Tube
Slow Ride
Just Floating
Photo Bomb
Catching Some Rays
Balancing Act
Losing The Battle
Making A Splash
Just Fishin’

We enjoyed watching the lake change throughout the week.

Almost Sunset

Watching the sun go down.


Late night boat ride.

Following The Moon Glow

One last shot just before bedtime.

By The Light Of The Moon

Early morning on departure day.

Calm, But Hazy

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