Sunday, August 25, 2013

Views from a Much-Needed Weekend

The little kids and I went to my parents' lake house yesterday and spent the night. My parents had plans with lake friends, so it was just the kids and I. We were exhausted from two weeks of getting back to school and weekends full of celebrating Brynne's birthday.

We arrived at the lake and vegged. And I mean vegged. The kids hung out and played in the sun porch while I took a nap. Then they wanted to go swimming so I watched them swim while finishing my book (Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand ... such a great book which I highly recommend).

We came inside and I fixed them their requested dinner of Pigs in a Blanket. They ate and watched some t.v. in the sun porch while I watched the movie "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" in the living room. Then we all watched "Swindle" on The Disney Channel until we were just too tired to finish it.

This morning consisted of more swimming for the kids and more reading for me. I started a new book, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I read 150 pages of it before we left to come home. It is shaping up to be my favorite book of the year!

This was a much-needed couple of days of rest! Now we are home and getting ready for another busy week. I am so thankful that my parents have worked so hard so that they have a place for their family to relax.


  1. How fun! Sounds like a perfectly relaxing weekend!

  2. What a fun weekend. We took our family to Lake Travis the weekend before...Aug 16-18. We all needed the rest. I appreciate your honesty about needing a break. I think most people feel guilty resting, but God calls us to rest

    Kerry BEck


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