Last weekend my parents, my brothers and their families, and my household all ventured up to the central part of our state for a relaxing weekend at my Aunt and Uncle's cabin. Just to be together, you know. We left Friday morning and got home Sunday afternoon. And we had the most marvelous time! It was calm and peaceful and mucho fun to be together.
For instance, the teeter-totter, which is Katelyn's one great passion. Which is surprising, especially for such a little person. The older kids were so helpful to her and very patient while she screamed demands in their direction. I love this picture because you can see my nephew Porter hanging like a monkey in the background. He and I spent some quality time sitting on top of that thing together. I also love that my niece Adelah is apparently dead. I can't remember why she was dead -- I just know she was. I think things weren't going her way at this moment. And yes, I have a picture where I got her to look up and smile. I just kind of like this one better.
Uncle Nick, Beautiful Bella, and Uncle Matt watching as preparations were being made to play Billy Goat's Gruff.
They liked their cars. A. Lot.
I just thought this picture should be preserved for future generations.
My brothers can be pretty funny sometimes.
All in all, it was a great weekend. We even slept pretty well in our tent, although thanks to Olivia I have learned that mummy sleeping bags were not made for two people, no matter how tiny one of those people is. We had such a great time.
I am thankful for my family.
I am thankful that my kids have grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins who love them on both sides. Pretty. Darn. Lucky.
Thanks, Mom and Dad, for a great time!