I’m heading out in a few minutes to pick up all five of my kiddos after their week with cousins.
Yes – all five. All week.
I had a 8 days at home without kids.
I’m still in awe of the wonder of it.
Jan’s dad and 2 brothers took all the guy cousins on a three day canoe trip into the Superior National Forest.
Meanwhile the girls all stayed back at the cabins with the aunts and Nana and yes- they loved it, too.
On the way home they spent a few days in the Twin Cities.
I loved getting daily Facebook updates on their activities – but had to laugh when Dagmar posted this on my wall,
” You don’t update your status very often. Does nothing exciting happen without us there?”
Exciting? Define exciting.
I only used my china plates.
I read 2 entire books.
I did one teeny load of laundry every day.
It took me less than 10 minutes to do the dishes after a meal.
I had long talks with the Lord.
I ate out twice with my husband and had a special lunch with a dear friend.
Sometimes I listened to music as loud as I wanted; other times I relished the sound of silence.
I watched the Walton’s every day at lunch and enjoyed a leisurely, quiet meal with my husband every night at supper.
It was a sweet time – a peaceful oasis in the midst of a crazy summer.
Exciting? Well – maybe not by my children’s definition.
Needed and cherished? Oh yes!
But all vacations must end – and I can’t wait to hear about all their adventures!
This house is ready for some laughter.
A special thanks to my brother-in-law Lee for the pictures and hosting my kiddos!