Happy Wednesday, friends! Well, the grad is officially enrolled in his college classes! New student orientation day was fun, and a little overwhelming, but I was so happy to be part of it with him.
I’m headed home today, while he stays behind for a few days of Camp Crimson. Things are getting real! That August 15th move-in date is just around the corner, and putting a vice on my heart. Which makes me extra grateful for every moment we’re able to spend together as a family of four until then!
A few weekends ago we escaped to the lake for the Fourth of July, and I’ve never wanted to freeze time so badly! Games, paddle boarding, late-night movie marathons, belly laughs…it was perfect. And even though I know we’ll have more of those times, there’s no denying our family dynamic is changing soon.
The lake house has been part of our family for almost 30-years, and even though it’s only about 90-minutes outside of the city, it feels like a world away. It belongs to my step-mom, but she’s so gracious to let us use it anytime.
A lot of memories have been made here over the years, and I love adding to them with my own family now.
Days are spent lounging on the dock and playing in the water, and nights are usually a big dinner on the porch, followed by a movie marathon. The only thing that changes is the food…it gets exponentially better when my step-mom is in town, she’s a phenomenal cook!
Lake style is the epitome of laidback and casual, and rarely do we change out of swimsuits. I found this one-piece at Backcountry, and not only is it perfect for active days on the water, but it’s incredibly flattering!
I love the deep v-neck, but the tie-back keeps it firmly in place…and the bottoms stay put, too. It even has some ruching through the middle to disguise all the chips and queso.
Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small, which is true to size for swimwear.
Backcountry actually has a great selection of swimwear for the whole family…sturdy pieces that are perfect for active lifestyles. Mr. SP loves these lightweight board shorts for the drawstring waist and quick-dry material.
How cute are these Toms sandals?! I love the graphic print and the footbed is super-comfy thanks to extra padding.
Fit Tip: Sandals true to size
When we do get dressed, it’s all comfy basics and soft cottons. This faux-wrap cotton romper doubled as my travel outfit and loungewear.
Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, but would prefer a size up.
I love this easy cotton swing dress with high neck for casual days, and it doubled as a swim cover, too.
Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS
We’ve spent more weekends at our beloved lake house than I can count, and the family memories are some of my favorites. Fingers crossed we can make it for one more visit before the craziness of school returns! Do you have a special spot that evokes family memories? What are some of your favorite lake day activities?
P.S. Don’t miss tomorrow’s post…I’ve got some exciting news many of you have been waiting on all Summer!
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