I am so excited to tell you about a new project I am working on this summer. I have agreed to partner with the brand C4 Waterman. That means they've hired me to do some photography and to share their story..
They're based out of Hawaii but their parent company, Wenonah Canoes, is from right here in Minnesota. Wenonah Canoes has always been a beloved brand to my family - our mode of transport to the remote Boundary Waters - so I truly jumped at the chance to work with them!
It felt a little serendipitous because one of their 4 brand ethos is BALANCE and that also has become my focus for the summer. My boys are home from school and I am trying to be very careful not to take on too many projects or jobs that keep me busy during their small window of freedom from school.
That said, I can't think of a more fitting way to "balance" a little bit of work with summer fun! C4 Waterman gave me one of their Stand-Up Paddleboards - a "SUP" (click here to see which one.) They want me to go on adventures with my family, take photos and share them! Perfecto! Done!
Last weekend my husband met us up at the cabin with the board. We all took to it right away! The kids didn't get off of it for nearly the entire day. It is amazing to see how they just naturally picked it up. So my husband and I had to wait until the boys were in bed to take it on a few peaceful paddles in the evening.
The key factor that makes this board different than all the rest is that it is INFLATABLE! (True story: One time my dad and husband tried to put a full-sized SUP in my van & it broke my rear view mirror off completely!😆) So having a board we can use and then shrink down is crucial to us!
You can visit their site (click here) to learn more about how their inflatable board works - but I can tell you from my experience last week - that it is clear that a lot of time and thought were put into the creation of this product. It is durable and so solid when it is inflated that the only way you can tell it has been inflated is by its weight! It is so light! It has a very well engineered valve and a shell that keeps it sturdy.
Anyways - I am thrilled to share our escapades on our new SUP! I'm excited to bring it on the slew of adventures we have planned this summer! Ahhh I just love that feeling of the "START" of summer - where so much fun lies ahead!
Thanks so much C4 Waterman for thinking of me and my family!!!
Here's to a balanced summer!