a long weekend on the lake

This is one of my favorite weekends of the whole year: all my family gathered at the lakehouse for a few long summer days that drip with sunshine and fresh water and fun. The Olympic Mountains stand guard in the north while the sun crosses from one side of the lake to set behind our cabin every evening, casting long shadows over the dock and pulling behind it a canopy of a million stars for us to fall asleep looking at every night.

Hallie Liening

Olympia, WA

Hallie grew up on a small farm in rural eastern Washington. At 18, she moved across the country to go to Bible school, and then married the Boy Next Door at 20. Now 22, she is a graduate of Great Commission Bible Institute with a Certificate in Biblical Studies and resides in Olympia with her husband and her two cats. She survives the claustrophobia of living near the city by making frequent trips back home to visit her family and her horse, writing sentimental blog posts about the countryside, and by filling her house with photographs of Mt. Adams sunsets.