The Annual Trip with the Hamiltons

by - August 14, 2015

For four straight years, we have planned a summer getaway with our friends, the Hamiltons.  You can read about the previous adventures here.

It's pretty neat to see how, in 4 short years, this weekend has quickly morphed into one of the most anticipated for the kids (and adults too).  They have formed friendships with Calder, Boone and Lawson and love hanging out with them.  I don't think the kids had a fight once of the weekend. Which is quite amazing given that my kids seem to LOOOOVE fighting.
I don't know about you, but I think it's really important that we take time out of a life and forge those relationships as it shows the kids the importance of building and maintaining friendships.  I know my parents did that with their family friends and it always stuck out to me as an integral part of life.  Some year, I'd love to see the other members in that group of friends join us!

I guess it makes it easy when you just click, kids aside, even my husband would note that it's a comfortable friendship.  One where you are at ease in silence, have no problem scooping up their children and enjoy the great conversations that come in the quiet evenings, beer in hand, giggles galore in a round of Cards Against Humanity.

This weekend was shorter than usual as we encountered issues kennelling our dogs, but we made every second at Lake Kipabiskau count.  Jordan and Hugh recently purchased a cabin at the lake and we were thrilled to get to be a part of the weekend with them.  Also, Jordan's parents have a lakefront cabin down the lane and we spent the majority of time there (to watch the Jays play kick the Yankees ass).  They were extremely hospitable and a blast to be around.

Thanks for the great weekend, Hamiltons, we look forward to the 5th annual next summer!






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17 comments

  1. so fun!!!! looks like an awesome weekend
    ps YA JAYS!!!!!! BIG weekend for Jays fans!!

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  2. Great. Great. Weekend. We want you to come back during the week for a less crazy Kip experience! I also love the collage you did with our photos. What program did you use?

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  3. You two are soooo cute!! What a great tradition. Glad you all had a great time!!

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  4. Great pic collage of your fun family vacay.

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  5. Sounds awesome!
    I'm hoping we can make some good friends eventually. It's so hard!

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  6. Totally agree, it's so important to have friends like that. Looks like fun!

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  7. Another fun weekend! Looks so pretty and peaceful. Glad you had a sweet time with friends.

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  8. I agree...definitely hard to make friends! That's why I like the blogworld...quite easy to make new friends!

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  9. i'm jealous that you're in the heart of Jaysnation

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  10. I would not have classified that as crazy, it was perfect in every way, especially the food. I used Pic Monkey for the collage.

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  11. I agree! I think we're cute too.

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  12. i like it, but I wish it were bigger. Can't really see the pics.

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  13. it's insanity around here!!
    too bad I have a newborn and there's no way I can go to a game... well then there's the whole tickets being sold out forever thing

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  14. We used to vacation with a family too! Alas, it's been a few years...our kids are growing up...

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  15. I think you would get along great with @Jordan Hamilton!

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  16. it was quite lovely and just what I needed!

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Have a lovely day!