Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Simple Things





















Sometimes it's the simple things, like carving out time in a busy season for an overnight camping to trip.
Our favorite spot.
A little place like home on the lake where I grew up fishing.
Memories flood my mind and my heart is saturated with love seeing my kids enjoy the same simple things I did.
A pole, a worm, some bait, a boat, and the calm breeze on the lake.
Fish jumping, being reeled in, and fileted, frozen on ice to be fried at home. 
A dip in the icy lake nearby after a hot day.
Hot dogs and potato salad for dinner.
Easy Cheese {my kids think THAT alone spells a camping trip....it's the only time we eat it} and crackers.
Forgetting all worries and responsibilities.
Everyone needs that from time to time.
A chance to recharge and just relax, living intently in the right now.

Sometimes it's just a simple thing that renews.
The just let it go and living that feels like a breath of fresh air.

~Julia

13 comments:

Teresa @ Simply Farmhouse said...

What a beautiful place...aw so happy for you all. Take it all in and breathe deep.

connie steele said...

Looks like fun... and that is what summer should be like... Not a camper here, but I have to say, Easy Cheese is definitely Road Trip (or any kinda trip) food for sure.. My kids loved having it on our trips to the south.. and yes its the only time we ever bought it.. Enjoy... swim safe... Connie from Kentucky..

Gumbo Lily said...

Great memories are happening. Wonderful.

Kaitlin @ Homemaker Design said...

Love this!! We have a little beach just down the road and it feels like such a great get away to relax and unwind - even for just a day! And what is easy cheese??? Please share!! :D

Julia C said...

Kaitlin...here it is...the Easy Cheese :) It is not that great for you, but kind of fun on a camping trip!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/xiaming/50391986

Kaitlin @ Homemaker Design said...

Ooohhh! I HAVE had that before! lol! Once, when I was a kid, while we were road tripping and camping in the States!! Must be an American camping staple!! Hahaha!!

Oh and fun photos!! I enjoyed looking through them all again! :)

Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

I'm laughing at Kaitlin (and, I can! We're best buds) You can read all about our vacation stay at their house earlier this year, on both of our blogs... and the reason I laugh as we had similar question/conversations of the food differences between our two countries... Canada versus the US. I can understand..the question in her voice? WHAT is Easy Cheese. Oh - makes me chuckle. (fun memories of our time together!)

Truth is. I couldn't remember the last time I ever had Easy Cheese. I would've forgotten all about it.

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How was your daughter's birthday? I think we share the day... if I remember correctly!!

And... this location is a DREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know if I have ever such beauty-FULL!!

therereaderskitchen said...

This makes me nostalgic for hot US Summers! These are some of the most important memories kids can make.

Unknown said...

Looks like a fun time! So funny about the easy cheese! We have it on the snack table at Christmas!! Enjoy your summer. Finally picking peonies here and just watching peas and beans starting to grow!
Patty

Holly said...

I don't know where this is, but the first thing that came to my mind was Cultus Lake in BC. So gorgeous...and you've inspired me to make the trip this summer!!

Easy Cheese = Cheez Whiz!!

Happy summer!

Michelle said...

We love camping . It's a great way to refresh the body and mind.

Mindy Whipple said...

Beautiful family trip - makes me want to dust off the tent and head out. Happy Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Incredible swimming photos! Would you mind sharing the location of your lovely family camping trip?

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