Lake Time

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Oh, wonderful, sweet summertime! I am in a huge season of transition (more to come on that later) due to some recent really big career changes and I have a week of vacation off this week with my little guy so of course we decided to spend the week at our happy place in the north Georgia mountains, Lake Burton.

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This week has been totally perfect (with the exception of only having the privilege of having my wonderful husband with us for the weekend as he had to go back to work). The weather has been awesome (complete with evening thunderstorms over the mountains) and we have gotten so much great exercise swimming, wakeboarding, tubing, hiking, etc.

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We have had absolutely incredible sunsets cruises on our pontoon boat. Check out the photos below from our cruise the last night before my hubby had to leave.


Being around water all the time as a mom playing single parent duty for the week with a two year old is something I do not take lightly (there will be no book reading for this mommy until after the little guy is in bed or when he is napping). However, there is one lake time essential I REQUIRE my little guy to wear at all times when around the water (we keep it on at all times we are on the dock even when not in the water)- the Puddle Jumper® life jacket . If you have a little one and do not already own a Puddle Jumper® life jacket do yourself a favor, drive to Target (who doesn’t want to make a Target run?!?) and go purchase one NOW. Here I’ll make it easy for you. Here is a photo from the aisle I found it in at our Target (just ignore my kid playing with a soccer ball in the aisle). Or if you want to just buy it online here is a link.

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We are HUGE Puddle Jumper® life jacket fans. So much so that I don’t go anywhere near water without one - we literally own six...and have one child. A bit oppressive maybe but they are the only floatation device I have found that actually allow him to swim (don’t put him in turtle mode like a normal life vest) and give this mommy a piece of mind all at the same time. Before our most recent journey to the lake I went to Target and purchased him a new Stearns® Puddle Jumper®  3D Life Jacket with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® character that he LOVES. It’s super cute and functional with woven polyester, a softer fabric for less chafing. The comfortable design also allows children 30-50 lbs. to move and swim freely in pools and lakes and at the beach, without the life jacket riding up around their necks. One of my favorite parts is that it is US Coast Guard-approved life jacket and features a fun character on the front for more fun in the water. The life jacket can also be used as a learn-to-swim aid which has worked wonderfully for our little guy. The adjustable buckle snaps in back and makes taking it on and off super simple and kid approved.


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Ok now that I have hopefully convinced you (you’re welcome) why Puddle Jumper® life jackets are so incredible it’s time for me to crack back open this book I’m reading and enjoy this view and a glass of wine (*sigh*). Peace our friends and enjoy your Target run!


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