7 days of vacation. 7 days of being mostly off the grid and reconnecting with my family. 7 days of relaxing, recharging, and a heck of a lot of day drinking. 7 days of game nights and quality time spent together. 7 days of turning off the busy and finding the balance. At least that was the plan! Our annual summer family trip took us to the Hamptons of Chicago…also known as Harbor Country, where all Chicagoans seem to flock in the summertime. I was oh so excited to take a break from busy season to go and get some real life face time with my little family…and my fantastically fun extended family too! But, it turns out it isn’t so easy to turn off the busy and put things on hold for the week. I think it’s safe to say we kind of failed at that. My love had to go back to Chicago twice during the week and was pretty much on the phone and computer 24/7 while at the house. Meanwhile, I was editing away at every chance I got…and checking in with email far more often than I should have been for a gal on vacation. Granted, I pretty much always had a cocktail in hand, this was not what I had envisioned for our ‘time off’. Not even a little bit.
However, we did make time for a little porch swinging, late night hot tubbing, cooking out, at least one game night, and a couple hours at the beach, so at least we tried! Out of 7 days, only a few hours here and there (those pictured below) felt like the vacation I imagined, but it was absolutely better than nothing! I only wish we could start it all over again and leave all of our electronic devices at home this time. But, guess there is always next year! For now, I will be grateful for the few summertime moments we were able to glean while there.
Click through for more from our summertime cram in Michigan!
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