Luke and I flew up solo (which actually went surprisingly well thanks to the two grandmas who sat on either side of us!) and spent the first part of the week enjoying the cabin, catching up with family, taking in early morning sunrises, and lots of time outdoors.
A few days later Josh flew in--just in time for a day of rest before a day at the Minnesota State Fair and then celebrating our niece's first birthday (I've included a super cute video my brother made for her 1st birthday which documents 1 second of each day since she's been born). In the week Josh was with us, we also got to sneak out to the cabin for an overnight mini-getaway (or first since Luke was born!). The week also included lots of playing and catching up with friends (and their babies!) as well as some more time at the lake. Luke also got to meet "the bear"--which was only interesting to him because he could take out its tongue (ha!). It was absolutely wonderful to have some rest and family time :)
ps. if the video doesn't work, here's the link.