long weekends! they are just sooo good for my soul! austin birthday this year fell on memorial weekend so we had so many reasons to celebrate. and gosh. we really did. a lot. we were quite the tiiired little fam for a couple days after. we spent the weekend at austin's aunt and uncles lake house on lake logan martin [just like last year!] i love getting to escape there, with all of our favorite people. and puppies! watching charlie in that water makes my heart so happy. i love his love for the water. granted he's a water dog, but you know, that love of the water isn't always so strong! we grew up with our own portugeese water puppy and he was sort of ehhh water, whatever. but charlie! he is a little fishy and i love it so. last year he finally got brave and jumped off the dock, except it was a very slow flop-fall into the water. ha. but this year! he was full dock jumping. and it was so just fun to watch. and we made sure to celebrate the birthday boy on that saturday with lots of love and lake time and and ice-cream rice crispy cake [because.... family traditions, they run deep in me ;)] and it was just a reallly good one for the oleeee record books of memorial day + birthday celebratin'