Turns out December is the best time to post about our trip to Brainerd last summer! Seeing these fotos warms my heart. It seems like everyone we know in MN either has a cabin or has family with a cabin. After renting a cabin for a week two out of the last three years, we know why. The memories created and the time spent together is invaluable. The boys still talk about the cabin we rented 2.5 years ago (it has some super cool secret rooms up in the A-frame loft).
This year our reservation was at Grand View Lodge and after arriving we found out they had booked us in a cabin that was entirely too small for all of us so we hopped on VRBO and found a gorgeous twin home just a few miles away on a smaller lake. My dad had borrowed a boat and we had a blast. We had smores, mohitos, some beach time, sunset cruises, we rented jet skis for a day, played games, played golf, ate pizza at Zorbaz, learned kettle bells, went fishing, and just enjoyed FAMILY. One of our 5 year goals is to purchase a cabin four ourselves that we can continue to build family traditions and memories. And keep it in the family for generations to come. I have boys you know. Boys grow up and move away! I need as many reasons as possible for them to come back!