As many readers to our blog know, we used to run a canoe paddle company and are avid canoeists. Well, we are now a family of five (not including the dog) and we just can't all fit in a canoe together. So this summer I did something I never thought I would do... Bought a motor boat.

We have any amazing lake right here in town and it has been scorching hot -like many places out west this year. So after lots of begging from the kids I caved.

Best. Decision. Ever.