Yes it is July and the title for my post is maycation because i am that far behind!!

The kids and I had been looking forward to maycation {also known as "i don't care" cation and carb cation} since we left bass lake last year.

We loaded up the car early one morning and started the 12 hour drive to California to spend a week here
with Denise Jones, Sarah Markley, and their families {you can read their posts about maycation here, here, and here that were posted you know in may.}

Our first morning was a little chilly so to pass the time before we made our way to the beach, the girls decided to put on a fashion show for their American Girl dolls. It was very entertaining and the judges {michael and denise jones} were quite tough!

One of the highlights for the kids was swimming/canoeing over the island right off the beach. They loved the freedom of all that space to run and play.
Even though the water was a little bit chilly {only 54 degrees} for swimming, the kids liked to play on the tube or jump off the top of the pontoon.
One of the best things about our week in Bass Lake is watching our kids play and develop their friendships. It is fun to see them find joy in each other and pick up their friendships from where they left off last summer.
One of the highlights for me, was getting to spend quality time with these two wonderful ladies.
{photos courtesy of Michael Jones photography}

On our last day in California, Denise and I packed up the kids and went to Yosemite National Park. I had driven through the park last year on my way to the lake but had not stopped to look or explore. I was excited to have a personal tour guide to show us the highlights.

Our week at the lake was exactly what I needed after our school year ended. It was filled with laughter, joy, relaxation, and the comfort of spending time with friends who are just like family.

I can't wait for next year!


Sarah Markley said...

yeah! me neither!!

i love all of this.

makes me miss you tons.

love you.

Denise said...

thanks kristen.

i had already forgotten about the a.g. talent show.

all your pix are great.

makes me miss you too.

love you friend (who has a birthday tomorrow).

Simply Sara said...

looks you guys had WAY to much fun!

love all the pictures and the stories to go along with them!

you ladies are all SO beautiful!