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Monday, July 28, 2008

Cabin in the woods

Okay, I'm playing "catch up" right now....the summer seems to be flying by and I'm trying to capture every moment!! A few weeks ago we went with Wendell and MaryJo and their two little girls to their cabin in the woods....

Although I really think it should be called "Resort in the woods." This place was beautiful, as you can see below. I could have spent all day in the kitchen alone, it's one of the nicest I've been in: The boys had baths in the kitchen sink, just like when they were little babies. There wasn't a bathtub so we had to improvise....
Jake and Wendell spend about 2 hours up in the woods trying to brainstorm about how to get the fresh spring water hooked up directly to the house.....we were like, "where the heck are our husbands at??" It's so neat seeing the two of these guys together, they talk more then girls!!
Tyler with his little girlfriend Josie. A few days ago we went to their house and on our way out to the car he said he wanted to pick a flower for Josie. He held that little flower the whole way to her house and promptly got out and knocked on the door when we arrived. She was eating her breakfast so she walked up to her and said, "here's a flower for you." "For me?", she said and held that dear little flower through her entire bowl of cereal. So cute!!
Lukie at the screen door, he slammed that thing all weekend long...
Our own Huckleberry Finn.
Who needs toys when you've got Daddy's truck?
And the food, oh the glorious food:
one evening we had an amazing cookout and enjoyed each others company,
sipping MaryJo's homemade peach wine until the sun went down...
or it started to rain, I forget!



Our Grill Master
One night we went to the local Fireman's carnival....the kids LOVED it, and we did too!!
There was beautiful classical music being played,
we sat and enjoyed the lingering summer's evening together.
This lady was cool. Her and her trumpet!
Daddy and Tyler fishin' for a prize...
I don't think he turned that thing off for several days....especially at bedtime! I would go to tuck him in at night and there was this green light illuminating his sleeping face. I just smiled thinking of how cool it must have been for him to fall asleep looking at it.
Tyler taking Josie for a spin.We ate chocolate dipped bananas and strawberries...YUM!
I love this pic, one of my favorites.
During our last day we went to Lake Tobias
We went on an awesome safari in this crazy looking bus...who knew?
Just one hour from here live all these exotic animals?
It was so much fun! And our guide looked just the part! And yes, here he is just leisurely talking as this animal is climbing aboard! I was like, "um, he's GETTING. ON. THE. BUS!!"
The guide was just chillin'!
The boys, especially Luke loved how close the animals got.
Absolute beauty.
There was a little zoo there too so we meandered around....
Luke screaming the whole time...good screaming...he LOVES animals and does this
shrieking thing every time he sees one. You can only imagine a typical drive down
the roads of Lancaster County with this child!!

Thank you Wendell and MaryJo for such a fabulous weekend.
You guys are so easy to be around and we would do this again in a heartbeat.
We enjoy your company, your friendship and your precious little girls.

"Without friends no one would choose to live,
though he had all other goods."
~Aristotle

3 comments:

Jeane` Miller said...

What 2 great families! We really enjoyed meeting and visiting with Wendell & MaryJo...
Looks like such a FUN, WHOLESOME time!!
Love,
Jeane`

Sheila said...

It looked like you had a wonderful time with your friends!! Weekends spent like that are the best!

I agree, summer is going way to fast! We will need to hang out again sometime!

Sheila

Kara Stoltzfus said...

looks like an incredible time. gets me excited for our weekend away with the bare's & the miller's. fun times to come!