family vacation in the northwoods

Ahh, our first vacation as a family of four! And we opted for the 6 hour car ride… eek! We were a bit nervous about that part, but the driving actually went really well. We stopped only once each way–to nurse Rebecca and stretch–and the kids did amazingly well.

Thankfully we got to test out a Kia Sorento for the trip–we NEVER would have made it with all our stuff in one of our cars. More on the Sorento later πŸ˜‰

kia sorento

We stayed in a 3-bedroom cabin on Little St. Germain Lake and my parents and my brother and his girlfriend stayed in another cabin a few down from us. It was so nice to spend time with everyone! And once Ryan realized Grandma and Grandpa and Uncle Jeff were just a short walk away, he was constantly talking off, yelling “I’m going to Grandma’s Cabin!” as he ran out the door, haha. Even after we got home Ryan would ask if we could go to Grandma’s Cabin – awww.

serenity bay resort in st germain wi

We stayed at Serenity Bay Resort in St. Germain, WI. It’s the same place we went last year. We went a little earlier this year so the leaves hadn’t changed much… but a little bit! You can see in the photos above that the resort has a playground–Ryan loves it! They also have shuffleboard, a fire pit, and boats to rent.

I did bring my laptop and checked in once in awhile, but pretty much took the entire week off from blogging and working. It felt wonderful. It was really nice to just relax and kind of ignore hundreds of emails (until I got home, of course… then that pretty much sucked lol).

My dad, my son, and my brother <3
family vacation

We played board games, we watched TV (yea, TV!!! we dont’ have TV at our house!!), we slept, we relaxed, we went shopping, we saw a lot of deer… it was a great family trip. Steve and I also took the kids to a local zoo, which was one of the best zoos I’ve been to, more pics of that place later!

wisconsin“Mom, I’m going to climb this tree!!”


sitting baby

little st germain lakefather and son


Have you ever been to northern Wisconsin? Do you have somewhere you like to visit that’s just peaceful and relaxing? I love going here and we’ll continue to visit as a family tradition, but I think next I’d like one of thoseΒ all inclusive family vacations πŸ™‚ I can’t see us going somewhere without the kiddos so that’s the next best thing! Hmm, now to choose where….


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