Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Last week, I was inspired to write, thanks to my wonderful setting.  At that time, I couldn't have ever guess I'd be sitting lakeside just little over a week later...yet here I sit on a lovely back porch in a rocker, watching my kids swim in Lake Norman, NC.  Last minute plans seem to always work out for us.

We decided on Thursday to take another road trip to the Carolinas.  We'd been thinking about going back all summer, but we weren't sure when.  Since Bailey finished orchestra camp on Saturday the timing seemed perfect.  I was able to book us a nice 3 bedroom ocean front condo in Myrtle Beach for the end of July.  We also wanted to explore the Charlotte area some more, since we are still considering relocating there.  I, however, could not find anywhere large enough to accommodate our family.  Long story short, John took over the search using Craigslist!  He found us this amazing little house right on Lake Norman to rent starting Monday.  We booked it, wrapped up camp for Bailey, packed up and drove 24 hours straight through!  It was so worth it!


  1. Thanks for sharing your experiences, love the pictures! I actually have been looking at some Lake Norman, NC real estate and I have always read about all of the nice lakes there and all of the fun outdoor activities to do there. What was your favorite thing that you saw or did in Lake Norman? Looking forward to more from you!

  2. The lake is wonderful. We never really left our little lake house area. We didn't go boating or anything like that. We stayed on the dock and shoreline. This particular rental was great for kids. They could jump off the dock and swim to shore and walk out. The historic downtown in Mooresville was adorable too. My favorite part was the rockers on the back porch of the lake house. ;)It was peaceful and low key.