We took the kids away to the cabin....their family is moving to a new home....so, we wanted to give their parents some kid free time ...in the hopes that it would help free them up... to finish what they needed to do for the move.
We were also hoping to have lots of snow...that didn't happen. When we left for the cabin they were reporting 100% snow....which it did...for about an hour.
by the next day....0% snow.
We played anyway.
Bunkie became their space ship/time travel capsule and the "hail" that fell became meteorites.
Carlee said- things I know about the cabin
You know you are having hot chocolate at the cabin
build a fire
play in the hot tub
imagine, dream, pretend and explore.
While there this weekend she wrote two poems- Sharing them below.
Snow! It's pretty like a little girl.
It sparkles like stars
It's soft like a blanket and it's cold just like the winter time.
Cabin mornings are usually so peaceful. The sun lightly shinning... moving slowly from tree to tree, squirrels running up and down , people out for their morning walk/run....Loved the silence of nature.
The Hot-tub sits quiet- the wood pile just standing there ready to be used as night falls.... everything is just quiet.
Even Bunkie is quiet....
(usually bunkie has grandchildren running in and out...but today....she is quiet)
The best thing about quiet cabin mornings-
Sleeping in and I didn't have to cook breakfast.
Happy Quiet day
Looking forward to late afternoon sun streaming into The Cabin all cozy and warm with the fire going.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls. Mother Teresa
Just adding a little Christmas spirit to the Cabin.
The plaid blanket was made using my boys plaid shirts....(from when they were little boys)
The tree decorations were homemade ornaments from my children...made when they were still in grade school...now they are all married.
It's almost imposable to get a good picture inside the cabin....the cabin sits under tall pine trees and very little natural light gets in. Pretty much all day I need to have the lights on...just so we don't think its 9pm (smile)
Kent, Becca, Ellie, Nicholas and baby brother coming in march....joined us at the cabin. I so appreciate the effort they make to be around family and to include us in their busy schedule.
It was a quick trip...but fun still the same. They came in on Thursday and then on Friday Heidi and the kids joined in on the fun.
It rained all day Thursday....which made everything kind of magical...low mist and all.
The first night we just sat by the fire and roasted marshmallows.
The cousins arrived Friday morning-
Here's a little looks at our fun-
lake time- drawing in the sand
If I could just bottle all that energy and creative joy....=)
Carlee and Nicholas created a banner for the tree...they were so excited to share their sweet creation! I love it when they create on their own...with things they find just lying around! Carlee was a sweet little mother to all the little cousins!