Weekend Getaway

I love my children more than life itself.  I cherish every moment I get to spend with them.  However, I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy a weekend away with friends almost just as much.  Erik and I spent this weekend with our best friends, Amanda and Nelson.  We went to the lake and had a wonderful time.  It was so relaxing and refreshing.  We fished, grilled yummy food, built campfires and even took target practice with clay skeet.  I don't think I could have staged a more perfect weekend.  We were only gone for 2 days but by the look of the back of my truck you wouldn't believe me.

For those of you who aren't familiar with this fishing term, we went trotline fishing while we were at the lake.  I would like to think that my grandfather would be proud of us.  We even caught 3 fish.  Oh, but it was so cold!  We were all asleep by 9:00 last night, our bodies worn out from trying to stay warm all day.

While we were enjoying our mini vacation, the kiddos were in heaven at my parents house.  The fun never ends when Nanny and Pops are involved.  Jack and Ella spent all day with my dad in the woods while Lucy and my mom held down the fort at home and did some shopping.  I'm not sure if my babies had more fun or my parents.  I am so very thankful for such wonderful parents (and in-laws) who are always willing to step in to give us much needed breaks every now and then.  I can say that I am now ready to take on the week ahead.  My two days away were exactly what I have been needing for a while.

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  1. Sounds and looks like an amazing time for both you guys and the kids. I am so glad you are able to get away and just relax.

    Blessings. :)

  2. I love it. It looks like Pops couldn't have done without all of Jack's help. Good thing he was there to show Pops how it was done. I am glad y'all were able to get away and relax. You not only needed it but deserved it.

  3. even mom and dads need to get away to refresh and renew - I am so glad you have family to help with the kids so that you can do that. Becky

  4. Yay for fun times with friends! And kid-free time too. A break is a necessary part of life.