vacation time!

ha! what do you think of my new blog title picture? it’s a bit large, yes, but i don’t know how to fix it yet. we took this picture in a photo booth at the fair this year the day before the babe was born. its our last pic as a family of four, although technically silas was there, too, just in the belly! someday i’ll get a decent picture of our complete family, maybe this week on VACATION!!!!
that’s right, we’re going on vacation. yes, sean too! i know, i can’t believe it either! i’m so stinkin’ excited! we’re going up to my parents’ house on bass lake. its the house that i grew up in, so i always feel completely relaxed there. its a great place. my parents have always rented the house out in the summer (to help pay for camp, college, weddings…) while we vacationed or house sat, so being in the house in the summer is a treat for me. although summer, i guess, is over now that school has started. but with the expected 95 degree weather, it will feel like summer! thank goodness the house is on the lake and the water is usually warm! but….. that means i have to put on a bathing suit to go in the water, and remember? i just had a baby FOUR weeks ago! this will not be pretty, no sir. and on top of that, we’ll have friends with us for a few days, so they’ll get a good laugh at me in a bikini! as much as we love our friends, what i’m really looking forward to is time with just my family. its a very rare thing for sean to take off so much time for a vacation that doesn’t also involve a ride in an airplane (that’s in november – mexico – yay!).
so what’s on tap for this week? boating, skiing/wakeboarding, swimming, mountain biking for sean, hikes, walks, lounging, maybe a trip to yosemite (an hour away), swimming in the “hot pool” (hot tub) at night, eating, napping, snuggling, and nursing (which also means lots of sweating – holding a babe in 95 degree weather – lots of skin to skin = lots of sweat!). much to look forward to! enjoy your week, i know i will!

-lindsey

thunder & lightning

last night, as i’m sure many of you know, we had a crazy lightning storm. i was laying in bed, nursing the boy with my eyes closed at about midnight. i kept seeing flashes through my eyelids. i’d open my eyes thinking my neighbor was turning his lights on and off. finally i figured out it was lightning (took me quite awhile in my sleep fog). Sean got home shortly after, about 12:30 (he had to work late last night). he took the fussing silas for me for a bit out on the front porch. i joined them after a bit to watch the storm. who knew being up in the middle of the night with a fussing baby could be so much fun?! sean, silas and i sat out on the porch and watched the lightning and the pouring rain. we talked about how much we’d love to have a porch swing (next project, dad?), or maybe a swinging porch bed! after a bit, a teary gracie joined us. poor girl – she was woken up by the thunder and lightning and thought there was a fire outside. when she went into our room we weren’t there (remember, we were out on the porch?). she was sooo scared, but soon calmed down and enjoyed the show with us. after a bit of this, we all headed in for bed, which turned out to be musical beds for the rest of the night. but such a great memory!

-lindsey