In October i had the pleasure of being the photographer at the Vermilion HS 50 + 1 class reunion. This wasn’t just any reunion, this was my mom’s high school reunion. I highly recommend attending your parent high school reunion. It was so fun. She is from a small town and i already know so any of her friends, but it was just so enjoyable to watch everyone reconnect and share stories. They had the evening catered at the yacht club. They did a raffle, where everyone brought an item from where they currently live. Everyone’s name was drawn and they were able to choose something to take home!
Woolly Bear Parade
This year we marched in the 50th Woollybear parade. It’s the largest one day festival in the state of Ohio and the parade is equally as large. My twirlers love being a part of it every year and it’s in my favorite town so it’s a win for everyone!
Lake Girl Forever
That truly does describe me. Today i was so happy to spend the day on the lake and in my favorite town. My husband and dad went fishing for the day. They set out for perch but ended up catching sheephead, catfish and walley!
Mom and i walked around downtown Vermilion. We stopped at my favorite coffee shop and ran into Allie LaForce. She is from town but she was also miss teen USA, a sports anchor and a sports journalist the NBA and college basketball. She was there with her husband Joe Smith who is a pitcher for the MLB. We talked to both of them for awhile about her pregnancy and their fight to find a cure for Huntington’s disease. They were so sweet and we enjoyed talking to them!
After our breakfast stop we walked around town. We walked through the farmers market, shopped at a local boutique and checked out the chalk walk.
This evening i spent some quality time with the most needy sister ever 🤣. Luckily she is super cute!!!
After a long, but fun day, we all decided salads, pizza and subs sounded like a good idea for dinner. I was so happy to be at the lake for a million dollar sunset. As we were walking back to the house i also noticed the vibrant first quarter moon!!! It’s very rare that i catch a gorgeous sunset and a gorgeous moonrise! It truly was a wonderful day!
A small town on a Great Lake
My happy place…..
Nothing brings more peace to my heart then spending time up at Lake Erie. I am blessed that my parents live in a small community at the Lake. They are in the middle of two small towns that have so much to offer.
We started our day in Vermilion. We grabbed a breakfast sandwich and coffees at Brewed Awakening. Oh how i wish i could start my morning there everyday.
The city businesses always do different themes throughout the year. Current it’s a Alice and Wonderland theme!
How cute is this kids meal at Woodstock’s Cafe? I wanted to order one for myself!
In the afternoon we decided to go fishing. It was hot and nothing sounded better than being on the boat. We headed east of the Huron river. We marked a lot fish and i was just hoping they weren’t all full of mayflies. It started off a little slow but soon we were catching…..sheepshead. Ugh the rats of the lake. They were big and put up quite a fight. Never happy to reel in a sheepshead but it was better than not catching anything. We did end up catching about a half a dozen walleye. A few small that we threw back and we kept 4 of them. Good size eaters!
In the evening we ate dinner with my folks and headed back to clean up and close the boat. It was another wonderful day at the lake!
Summer weekends are always filled with so much fun! Today i woke up with the roosters and quickly started doing laundry so i could get it out of the way. Also ran to the grocery store and the dreadful gas station. I was excited gas was only $4.99 and that’s when i realized we have a real crisis going on. But anyways, i digress.
Now for the fun part of the day. I headed to Vermilion the second the laundry was finished. My brother, SIL, and niece arrived shortly after i did. We hung out with my parents and enjoyed the beautiful day. Cally was busy making bracelets in the hammock. Donny was cleaning out the gutters. Abby was enjoying watching everyone from the porch.
My brother and SIL wanted to go get lunch in town. Cally asked me if i would take her to the beach? Um yes lets go girl. So off we went. The temp was only in the mid 70’s so i soaked up the sun from the sand. My little mermaid went in the lake without hesitation. It was a wonderful afternoon and a great way to spend my time while my husband was tournament fishing!