I am not a spontaneous person. I like to have everything planned out well in advance. But every once in awhile, things will just suddenly drop into place, and I’ll suddenly realize that spontaneity takes all the stress out of things – if I don’t know about it ahead of time, there’s no time to get stressed! Just rush right in.
That was this weekend.
We had planned to go to my parents’ cabin with them and two of my aunts, but I got sick on Thursday, and the mountains of dirty laundry surrounding me didn’t help me feel any better. Packing for all five of us for the weekend felt extremely overwhelming at that point, so we said we weren’t going.
On Saturday, my mom texted to say that the aunts had brought loads of food, hoping we might still come, and she asked if there was any chance I was feeling better, and we might consider going to the cabin after all, to help eat.
I still wasn’t feeling great, but the laundry was now clean, and lying around at the cabin or lying around at home wouldn’t make much difference, but at least I wouldn’t have to cook at the cabin!
So we threw our stuff together, and got ready to leave in two hours.
The food was great, and it was good to spend time with family, but Everett’s night was horrendous, and at 4am, I really thought we’d made a huge mistake.
Sunday was so beautiful, however, that in the end, both Ben and I were able to overlook the awful night, and agreed that the spontaneous decision turned out to be a good one.;)
My highlight was Everett’s first boat ride. I was very curious how it would go – when Anika was a baby, the lifejacket made her scream, and she kept on screaming until the boat started moving. Kaylia, on the other hand, started screaming as soon as the boat started moving, and would wail through every ride until we finally got her used to it.
But Everett decided to show them how it’s done.
He was totally cool and calm throughout the whole thing. Ben’s reeeeeally hoping he’ll act the same way about waterskiing, since the girls refuse to try it.
Kaylia, like Pocahontas, showed us a thing or two about painting with all the colors of the wind….
She’s obviously gotten over her fear of boats.
And Everett was so happy, you’d never guess he had the worst night of his sleeping career.
After a beautiful day of reading, eating, and napping, we headed home.
Anyone else feel like the better the weekend, the harder the Monday?! It’s a bit hard to transition from all that to school and dirty dishes!
One thought on “Weekend Favorites: At the Lake”
Thank you for the lovely pictures, also enjoyed reading about your final decision to come and join us! Loved being with your family!!!! Tonight, I hope to add seams to the patterns I traced of Everett’s pants. I’ll retrace them so I have room to add the seams. I kind of plan to go to Winkler on Wednesday and shop for what whatever I still need for the sewing. I hope so much I can imitate the little guy’s bib and that the hospital would also be pleased with it!!!!! I think it’s much better than prickly Velcro!Love, A. Nettie
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