Like we needed an excuse, but we had a few. First of all, my sister Megan swam in the Sandpoint Long Bridge Swim. It's a 1.76 mile swim across the lake, and Meg was one of over 900 swimmers. She was incredible. This video doesn't do it justice, but when the horn blew and the swimmers started piling into the lake, it was pretty amazing.
The other exciting thing that happened was my sweet nephew, Chase, got baptized in the lake. It was very, very cool! In our church you can't be baptized until you are eight, because it isn't until then that you know right from wrong. We are also baptized by immersion, just like Jesus. My brother Matt baptized Chase, on his eighth birthday. What a memory!
Besides those two events, the week at the cabin included just a whole lot of sitting around, playing, eating, swimming and other such frivolity. Jared set up a zip line, and the kids couldn't get enough of crashing into the tree at the end of it:
Megan brought her face paints, and purple, blue, red, orange and yellow spidermans ran rampant.
The lake was never still for all the jumping in, throwing in, and falling in that happened.
Silas wiled away his time splashing in the foot baths and such with the younger cousins: