Monday, August 22, 2011

A Welcome Break...

 Two grandparents, 3 sisters, 3 hubby's and 5 cousins (+ one in utero) took up cabin living for a week.
After our delightful experience last year, we all excitedly embarked to leave our 'oven' home and head for the cool pines of northern Arizona.

  While my pace was understandably altered from last year (less hiking and playing basketball with the boys didn't work out too well...), it was a delight once again.   This pregnant mama is so thankful for this final getaway before the baby comes.

I'm thankful for time spent with family and precious memories made:

cousins busy playing and exploring the woods, artwork filling the walls of the cabin, watercoloring, morning and after dinner walks, board games, two nights of playing Hoopla - epic, ample time for reading, no computer, family and maternity photo's taken, front porch conversations, two birthdays to celebrate, frozen meals made in advance, men who wash dishes, flowers picked by eager little hands, the sound of "Ha-ha" greeting me each morning (what my niece/nephew call me), family worship time...
(Gifts: 826-844)


  1. So many of these pictures make my heart happy with remembrance! And I got a chuckle out of Trey with his "antlers." :-)

  2. What a fantastic idea! We do something similar with our camping... family comes to visit but I like the idea of renting a cabin :)
    Looks like it was a blast. What a blessing that your family is so close.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing this idyllic time!

  4. Thanks all. It is so much fun. This is the second year we've rented this spacious 6 bedroom cabin and it is just so much fun!

  5. You guys look so wonderful!!

  6. how fun! I love that idea! and what special family memories to make! So glad you could break away from the heat!