sometimes, we just need to get away. last when i saw that there was snow, and lots of it, in the weekend forecast at my parents’ house, i was thankful for an empty weekend calendar!
we decided on tuesday to go up to the lake where i grew up, about 3 1/2 hours away, as long as there was still snow expected. so the kids worked extra hard on their homeschool days to get most of their work done, and planned on finishing up the leftovers up there. i threw breakfast and lunch food in a cooler, as well as 2 boxes from hello fresh. they worked out perfectly for dinners since they contained everything we needed! (use this code for $40 off your first box). while the kids were finishing up their math tutoring on thursday (i decided a few years ago that math x 3 kids = unhappy mommy), i quickly packed up our whole family for the weekend.
we met my parents for dinner in town on our way up and woke up to snow friday morning. actually, i was so excited about the snow that i woke up around 3am to peek out and see it snowing! when i got up, my mama heart melted to see my 2 youngest snuggled up under one blanket, staring out at the snow coming down. now, lest you think this is a regular sight in my house, it is most definitely not. but its these times i want to remember, not the bickering, so this is what i capture.
our weekend consisted of walks in the snow (and rain – its rained quite a bit, too), playing in the snow for the kids, movies, games, naps, warming up by the fireplace and lots of family time.
while we were relaxing on the couch, sean pointed out the local bald eagle coming right towards our window! we ran to the window to see it had just caught a fish from the lake and was sitting in the snow on the island eating his lunch – it was quite a sight to see!
throughout the weekend my kids kept saying, “i’m so glad we came up here” and i kept saying, “me, too!”