Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Wonderful Weekend!

We had such a fantastic weekend- we were blessed with incredible weather and we took complete advantage of it. Our goal was to leave on Friday after work so that we could really enjoy 3 full days of 'vacation'. It was tough- but we were on the road at 5:24. We didn't hit a bit of traffic and got to the river in record time. As usual, as soon as we turn off of the main road- the stress completely leaves us.

We're both (all) totally relaxed and at our absolute best at the river. It's pure heaven for each of us- just family time, incredible neighbors and the outdoors. Jon and I have needed to refresh desperately and this time at the river was just what we needed. This picture captures the innocence and beauty of it all, with some whimsy thrown in for good measure. The dog belongs to our neighbor and is always good for a chuckle!

Jon decided that we needed electricity and water in the barn and water near the garden so he, Cooper and a neighbor with skills put the plan into action. I felt like a queen and read a book in the yard and got in the best nap I've had in months! We went out for dinner, had great Mexican and were all asleep by 9:30.

Wade came on Sunday and spent the day with us, he's the best nephew and Cooper adores him. We had fun just hanging out and doing random jobs. We ended the day at a cook out with our river "family" that brought laughter, good food and an encounter with a groundhog. The day was complete.

Jon and Wade set some crab pots in the early evening on Sunday and on Monday morning we went to pull them. Priceless- I love being able to witness the learning that happens during each interaction. Cooper soaks in everything that his dad and Wade say and has learned so much about life on the water and how valuable a relationship with nature is. The education and experience that being at the river have given that little kid are worth more than Jon and I could have ever dreamed about when we bought the house. Besides the life lessons- we also got some delicious crabs for dinner!

Weekends don't get much better than this and we're so thankful for each second that we have with each other.

1 comment:

Denise said...

Oh, I am so jealous! I am glad that you were able to relax~