Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Our summer vacation

Well, the kids are back in school & our summer vacation to Georgia was about a month & a half ago, but I'm finally getting around to posting some pictures.  Better late than never, I always say!  So, we try to take a family vacation every other year & this year my mom had the brilliant idea to invite Mike's parents along for a fun, old family Schuth/Pernecky getaway.  Or, like my dad likes to say, a Schunecky vacation!

Fourteen of us stayed comfortably at this amazing house on Lake Arrowhead.

As amazing as the house was outside, it was even better inside.  Three stories for plenty of space for our rowdy group!  We basically got to the house & never left, that's how wonderful it was.  There were four water bikes, kayaks, paddle boards & rafts to just float the day away... bliss.

Mike & I have been together 20 years as of June 27th this year, but we've never gone away with both his family & mine.  We have a different situation since my parents moved from Chicago to Florida when I was eighteen.  Mike & I followed about six years later, but our families have been essentially separated other than visits here & there throughout the years.

So many people that I talked to were surprised we were able to harmoniously travel together.  I'm thankful our families get along & ended up having an absolutely fabulous week.  We relaxed, played cards, cooked & everything just fell into place.

The kiddos had a relaxing time too & loved swimming in the lake.  I was a bit worried I'd be skeeved out about lake swimming, but it was awesome & there were no creatures lurking about, thankfully.

Sisters & Reesey!

The gals

The original Pernecky family minus Erika

Unfortunately, Mike's sister, Erika wasn't able to make it since her teaching job already started.

I'm blessed to have such an awesome family! Don't consider them in-laws!

I stumbled upon this picture of me & my sister & could not stop laughing when I saw it.  Two strong personalities!  

The Schuth/Pernecky Family

The whole goofy clan, all 14 of us!

Sweet Jovi & Lenny!  I adore my in-laws!  My father-in-law is truly one of the most fantastic people I have ever met in my life.  He would do anything for anyone without a single complaint ever.  Other than my grandpa, I've never met someone with such a pure, sweet heart.

My parents!

And then there's my sweet brother-in-law, Nick who I met when he was the ripe, old age of twelve!  

Mike & Mel

Oh my, who is this gorgeous couple?!?!?!?

The "kids"

Our week away went far too fast, as it typically does, but I'll never forget it!

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  1. Aw Lenny! You forgot to mention his hilariously pervy jokes! One of his best qualities! I wish I could have been invited on this getaway! :(

    1. Ha, how could I forget "dirty old man" Lenny!!! Were you part of the underwater camera stories in the hot tub? He said my girlfriends could only go in if they wore no bottoms!! Perv!!

  2. that house looks AMAZING! Looks like a great time had by all!