We both make the same funny face when using a bow and arrow.
So we just got back from a long weekend in the 'hills.' This time, we took some families from our small group. So three couples, three two or three-year-olds and one baby spent the last three days in my grandfather's cabin!
Jeremy and I drove up Thursday night after my class and arrived around midnight. Friday we lounged around the cabin and walked to Kate and Steve's house while waiting for everyone else. The Migs showed up around 4 and we went to Herrington Manor to play in the sand while waiting for the Richardsons who arrived around 6 because Martha took them down a gravel road that dead ended at a locked gate.
That evening, Uncle Steve let us use his awesome new fire pit to cook hobo pies (mountain pies) and hot dogs over the open flame.
After some delicious s'mores, we headed back to the cabin to put the kids to bed. After that long ordeal, we were all pretty tired so we hit the sack. There was a tremendous thunderstorm that evening, it was amazing and reminded me of the awesomeness of God.
The next morning, after a scrumptious Californian breakfast of fresh fruit and oatmeal, everyone except for Stacy and baby Abby piled into the cars to head over to Deep Creek Lake State Park for some swimming. When we left the cabin it was still drizzling, but by the time we to near the park it, we were well into another thunder and lightning storm. We tried to find an arcade, but decided to head back and put a movie on for the kids and play some games.
Through Aladdin, a few rounds of Boggle and Farkle, and after some lunch, the skies cleared and we tried again to hit the lake. After spending a few hours there, we were treated to a delicious pork loin dinner presented by Stacy.
An after dinner walk of all the others allowed for Stacy and Abby and I to have a heart-to-heart on the front porch. After the walk and some watermelon, the kids went to bed with a few protests and the adults sat down to close, cut throat game of Settlers of Catan. Jeremy walked away the victor, with Tony a very close second.
This morning, we breakfasted on eggs, sausage and stawberries, then packed and cleaned. We hiked Swallow Falls and had a picnic before all the families piled into their prospective cars and headed home.
This trip was a lot of fun, however different than most of our trips to the cabin. I can't say I am used to spending so much time with so many young ones. :0) I guess I should be used to it, living with Jeremy and all.