Tuesday, November 20, 2012

our vacation before our vacation

happy thanksgiving week!  i honestly can't believe how quickly it has snuck up on me, but i will gladly take it.  the holidays are the best!  to kick-start the beginning of this wonderful season, we spent the weekend up at our friends cabin at fish lake.  we had such a great time!  we feel so extremely blessed to have such good friends, and even though we don't get to see them very often, we're so glad for the times we do get to hang out...and try to soak up every single minute.

we followed sam & penny down there and arrived around 8 pm.  it started snowing about 30 minutes before we arrived and those last 30 minutes were spent on the edge of my seat :)  i hate driving in the snow.  our cute little ford focus couldn't quite make it up that final hill to the cabin so i got out to push (where i probably did more damage than good!)  sam & brett came to the rescue along with two other cabin neighbors who must have heard the ruckus and offered the use of their muscles.  we couldn't have done it without them!

once we were up the hill, and our things were brought inside, we caught up with everyone and got the kids tucked into bed.  sam & penny brought up a delicious chicken noodle soup and sam whipped up a batch of homemade pretzels (which were delicious!)  it was such a cozy night and we stayed up wayyy too late enjoying ourselves, playing games, eating, talking, eating some more, and having such a good time.

saturday was another perfectly lazy, cozy day.  the boys (including max!) took off for some target practice with their guns, while most of the girls hung back and chatted away in the warm cabin :)  penny is due with their first baby in less than three weeks, and lauren is due with their first in march so much of our talk revolved around babies!! yay for babies :)

the boys got back just in time for lunch (go figure!) and the rest of the day was filled with...can you guess?? games, food, and laughter!  it really was the perfect weekend.  max and avery had a fabulous time (they were totally spoiled) and couldn't get enough of the lincoln logs, the doll house, and uncle caleb :)  oh, and the starbursts, red vines, and cheetos were also pretty high up on their list of favorite things as well.  i think we all throughly enjoyed ourselves and are already looking forward to next year!

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