We are back from the Northwoods, and feeling much refreshed.

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A certain someone spent the last four afternoons wearing nothing but sunblock. A naked baby is a happy baby! She was SO into the lake this year. It was too cold for my tastes, but Junip couldn’t have cared less; she wanted IN.

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Our first attempt at swim lessons, and below (on her birthday) “How old is Juniper?” TWO!

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Mama/son cuddles, and manly cannonballs.

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And I know I post basically the same Minocqua zoo photos every year, but giraffe kisses, baby goats, and budgie snuggles just don’t get old. Although neither Liam nor Junip were 100% sold on the giraffe kisses.

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And we finally intersected our visit with one of Molly and Todd’s trips up north, and got to see Todd’s fire building skills in action. He had a roaring fire going before Drew even got down the hill with the matches and newspaper. Now that is the way to do it.

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Juniper declared the fire ‘hot’ and tried to cool it down by blowing on it.

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And yes, that is one (1) marshmallow on that s’more. I wasn’t kidding when I said they were ridiculously large. Even Liam struggled with its girth.

Home again now and back to work, but the difference is, now it feels like summer.

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