That's it. We didn't want to plan anything, didn't want to schedule out our days. We just wanted to go with the flow, do what we felt like doing in the moment, and relax. I think we did a good job.
We had cake for Annabel's birthday. We swam and made castles and threw balls with the kids. We went for leisurely walks. We cruised around on my father-in-law's boat. We sat on the deck and drank coffee in the morning and margaritas in the evening. We fished. We had water gun fights and dance parties. We ate like kings. It was good.
One afternoon while Annabel napped at the cabin with Jeannie up there listening for her, Will, Tommy, my father-in-law Bill, and I all walked the short path to the dock and jumped right in. For an hour we floated in the water under a beautiful blue sky with big puffy white clouds. Tommy did perfect cannonballs off the dock. We threw a ball. We laughed and told jokes. We were quiet and took in the day.
It was during that time that I thought to myself, "This is the way summer should be." After a fantastic and busy couple months full of visiting and sight-seeing and traveling, it was really great to have a few lazy summer days. If you have some time in the next few days, I would highly recommend floating in some water until your fingers look like prunes. It's totally worth it.