Once again, we have had the pleasure of a yearly visit from my sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Stephen, who live in Michigan.

The first week they rented a cottage at Lake Willoughby. Located right next to the water, we only had to step out of their living room onto a deck with chairs, then go down a few steps to a patio with a barbecue pit and picnic table, and then down more steps to a dock. One could not have asked for better weather to be at a lake, watching people swimming, kayaking, sailboarding, boating, and fishing, with a blue sky above and sunshine embracing all of us. It is at moments like this when you realize it’s the little things in life that count such as being with family, enjoying the moment, talking about things that have happened in the past year, and generally catching up on everything while leaving problems and worries behind for a while. What a wonderful day as we also watched a family of baby loons skipping over and going under the water.