Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Vacation, Part 1...

About three weeks ago, my amazing husband was offered a new job.  We knew that in starting, he wouldn't have any vacation time until Christmas.  So, he decided that he would take the week between finishing his previous job and the new one for an impromptu family vacation.  After our Disney trip this spring, we had a very small vacation budget, so it needed to be close and inexpensive.

Lucky for us, my parents have two homes - their primary residence (and where I grew up) is near a popular recreation area, and their cabin is up in some small mountains just  few hours from our home. They were kind enough to loan us their cabin, where we stayed for the first four days of our trip, and then we finished our week out at their house. It was a wonderful week of relaxation and outside adventures.

Here's the first half: Life at the Cabin

How can you beat a giant gravel pile and a dumptruck?

Max on Topper

Luke's first ride on Topper

Sleeping in the yard with Papa

Can't beat hammock time!

Moving logs in Walton Lake

Our 13th anniversary diner 
The cabin was perfect for crossing things off our summer bucket list!  The items we were able to enjoy were:

1. Sleep under the stars
7. Eat watermelon
8. Read.  Read a lot.
10. Roast marshmallows
11. Swim in a lake
13. Have a sleepover with the grandparents
16. Take a nap in a hammock17. Dine outdoors
19. Cuddle.  Cuddle a lot..
20. Spend time strengthening relationships - with each other, our families, and our friends

That's half our list - in FOUR days!! As you can tell, this trip really hit the spot.  Tomorrow I'll post the second half - our time in Bend.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like an AMAZING place...and an amazing time!