He fills the longing soul with good things. Ps. 107:9

Spring Break at the Cabin (#1) - Friday & Saturday 3/26

 Our trip started out fairly well, considering the planning and packing it takes to prepare for food, clothes, water & supplies for a family of six for a week.  Dad discovered a new leak in the cistern during our work week, and it stayed too cold the whole week of Spring Break for us to patch the crack.  So we had no running water!  We loaded up our trailer and minivan with wood, decorations, food, water, and supplies and headed out Friday after David and the kids got out of school.  There were six of us, plus luggage, plus (cringe) three FULL GROWN golden retrievers in the van.

But we were happy and brave and together.  VERY together.  So...the three-hour trip from Frankfort to Aurora would have been long enough with that crew, but we made...um...a detour.  I had found some lodge rugs on Craigslist for an amazing price. They were perfect for our planned cabin redecorating project, and David agreed it was a good deal.  So we went an hour out of our way to pick the rugs up in Lafayette before backtracking through Frankfort and south again.  The rugs were gorgeous. We loaded them up.  But then the fun really began.  With dog puke.  And then, when we stopped in a subdivision to clean it up...all three dogs ran away!  David was so over it by then, he was ready to leave the dogs running wild in Lafayette and go back home to Frankfort and read a book and forget the whole cabin ordeal.  But we pressed on.

Not all of the trip was lovely, but we made it.  We tried to remain brave as we watched our watches and realized that we would arrive - well after dark - to a freezing cold cabin.  We planned to keep the kids in the van while we scurried inside and got the fires blazing to take the edge off the cabin chill before we unloaded.  We were pleasantly surprised when we pulled up Smiley Hill Lane (Yes - that's the real name of our road!) and looked up the hill to see the cabin lights glowing and smoke rolling out of the chimney!  Dad and Garen had driven from Cincinnati to get the fires going and heat up the cabin before we arrived.  They also had a good pile of wood chopped to get us started.  We felt so happy and spoiled.

Saturday  Dad, Garen and his wife Crystal came back with the 4-wheeler for some fun.





Garen's a tough dude, but he loves those dogs.

Corin wearing Grandpa Wolf's huge, furry Russian-looking hat

Karissa LOVED 4-wheeling with Daddy

I didn't know she was such a daredevil

It was fun to have all 5 golden retrievers together....3 are ours, 2 are Garen & Crystal's
 


David in dog-training mode
I wasn't too crazy about Garen's ingenious method of load the 4-wheeler onto his truck.  I could just see him flipping it over...

Loved this moment between Karissa, Caiden and Maggie

David chopped a LOTTA wood that week!

And kept us warm and cozy inside

The kids were so thrilled with their job of hauling wood inside from the pile

It really was freezing - they were troopers



We were ready for some good Birdwatching and Birdlistening!  We are crazy about this book...it has the birdsongs of 250 North American birds.  Each bird is described and pictured and assigned a number.  You click the corresponding number to hear a gorgeous, real recording of that bird's call or song. 

What better way to celebrate our first days of Spring Break at the cabin -  than by making S'mores (my Dad calls them smears) in the fireplace!
SHARE:

5 comments

Anonymous said...

There's definately a great deal to find out about this issue.
I like all of the points you have made.

Here is my website - start potty

Guo Guo said...

tods outlet
coach factory outlet
iphone 6 cases
coach outlet online
ray ban sunglasses
longchamp outlet
polo lacoste pas cher
herve leger dresses
oakley sunglasses wholesale
new balance shoes
kate spade uk
kate spade outletstore
true religion outlet
burberry outlet
chanel 2.55
michael kors outlet
air jordan 4
ralph lauren outlet
toms shoes
coach outlet
pandora jewelry
polo ralph lauren outlet
lacoste shirts
michael kors outlet online
hollister uk
beats solo
chanel handbags
monster beats
ghd hair straighteners
kate spade outlet
jordan 4
air jordan shoes
kate spade outlet
burberry sale
tory burch shoes
mont blanc pens
louis vuitton outlet
babyliss
iphone 6 plus cases
kate spade outlet
yao0407

Wenhao Guo said...

zd0728
los angeles clippers jerseys
cowboys jerseys
hermes belt
lebron james shoes,lebron 12,lebron 12 shoes,lebron sneakers,lebron iv,lebron 11,lebron 10
bottega veneta wallet
packers jerseys
jeremy maclin jersey,jamaal charles jersey,joe montana jersey,justin houston jersey,dontari poe jersey,eric berry jersey
mbt shoes
supra footwear
cheap soccer jerseys
canada goose jackets
the north face outlet
the north face
the north face
true religion sale
north face outlet store
oakley sunglasses
nba jerseys
lebron james shoes
vibram fivefingers
supra shoes
burberry outlet
chicago blackhawks jersey
giants jersey
robert griffin jersey,joe theismann jersey,andre roberts jersey,sonny jurgensen jersey,art monk jersey,bashaud breeland jersey,barry cofield jersey,perry riley jersey,e.j. biggers jersey,duke ihenacho jersey,josh morgan jersey
chicago bulls jersey
north face outlet
ugg uk
chelsea jersey
soccer jerseys
manchester united jersey
lebron shoes
swarovski crystal
swarovski uk
ysl outlet online

Meiqing Xu said...

1599meiiqng
nike uk
louis vuitton purses
adidas uk
coach factory outlet online
michael kors outlet online
ed hardy outlet
sac longchamp pas cher
toms outlet
ray-ban sunglasses
gucci handbags
coach outlet
oakley sunglass
louis vuitton handbags
louis vuitton handbags
coach outlet
ray bans
michael kors uk
toms outlet
ugg outlet
coach outlet
gucci outlet
nike roshe runs
ralph lauren outlet
louis vuitton outlet
adidas original trainers
oakley sunglass
polo ralph lauren
cheap ray bans
true religion jeans
coach outlet

Pnane Weg said...

christian louboutin
hermes
salvatore ferragamo
coach
coach
michael kors
christian louboutin
christian louboutin
salvatore ferragamo
celine
lebron james
rolex
abercrombie and fitch
prada
michael kors
new balance
nike
burberry
jordan
kevin durant
fitflop
nike
michael kors
timberland
jordan
michael kors
north face
jordan
ralph lauren
nfl
canada goose
polo
salomon
jordan
kobebryant
michael kors
coach
hermes
oakley
kate spade
ugg
coach
coach
qwe12.28

Link Within..

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Blogger Template Created by pipdig