so yeah. i'm just now posting our annual lake chelan trip 3 1/2 months later. and i honestly didn't take too many pics, but wanted to post some so i'd have something to look back on. out of our family, i can honestly say luke enjoyed this trip the most. he's such a free little spirit and enjoyed everyone's company, being naked, the lake, fishing, riding his little trike around, going in the hot tub, playing with lacie, and just being with us 24/7. this trip made me miss lake chelan from when i was growing up. it's hard to explain but what i'v realized is bigger and fancier isn't always better. i grew up going to the lake chelan state park and camping with my family ever since i was a toddler. i have the absolute best memories from these trips. playing games with my brothers, staying up late and roasting marshmellows around the campfire, all 5 of us laying in the tent together in our sleeping bags listening to the radio, laying on the dock and swimming all day, going boating in our little yellow bayliner, doing dishes under a cold faucet, looking for shooting stars, taking showers using quarters, knowing that we had to quiet down by 10 pm or the park ranger would get mad at us, walking to the camp store, fishing... and the list goes on. and we've really gotten away from that and i miss it, i really do. and i guess with having luke and now sam, i realize i want them to have memories like mine and so i realize it's important for me to make sure they have an appreciation for this place like i did, and in some ways i think that's returning to the basics which really means quality family time. and maybe it means a tent and a campfire.