We started our weekend out wet and cold. We had food to fix over the fire supper, so the men got started, in the rain, working at getting a fire going. The ladies got unloaded and got the cabins set up and ready for supper. The cabins were tiny, but we don't require much room really to survive, so we made it work.
The umbrellas were kept on hand all evening.
After a delicious supperof beef sausage, potatoes, carrots, onions and red peppers over the fire, we got out the fixings for smores before our fire went out. Well, in my rush at the grocery store to get in and out, I grabbed a box of graham crackers sticks instead of the square crackers. So, we made little tiny smores and used only half a marshmallow per smore. It made them go further and were just enough for the children to handle. Still they are so messy!
Benaiah found himself some mighty machines to climb up on. That boy moves quicker than anybody can think, I think. : )
The next day, the rains cleared off but it was so windy that the boat we had scheduled to go out on canceled our chartered trip to go fishing. The man who was going to do the charter lived on a little pond though and welcomed us to play in his yard and fish from his pond. It was fun since all the children caught at least one fish a piece.
Diella's smiley face cone. So fun!
We actually headed back towards home while they went to urgent care. We had a letterbox we wanted to look for on the way back so we made that our lunch stop and took a nice long walk at a park where the box was hidden. Once again, we were unsuccessful at finding it, but the walk was great and in a gorgeous old forest with huge trees of different kinds. Our family enjoys forests that have old trees in them. They are just a wonder that only God could create.
Our last stop of the trip was to Jonathon's twin nieces' graduation open house. They had a great turnout, and it was good to sit and visit with family for a bit. Seems we don't get those chances much these days.
Overall, it was another mini vacation that was filled with good exercise, good memories and exciting times. Now we get back to the grind of work and remodeling and get ourselves ready for a baby. This summer is going to rush right by, I'm afraid. Hopefully you are enjoying yours as well!