14 July 2008

The Great North

We spent a long weekend up North over the Independence holiday weekend. Ryan's brother lives in the north woods and invaded his house for a few days. Because I'm so delayed in writing about our trip, I'll try to capture a few things with bullet points:
5 adults, 2 kids, 1 dog in one house. Thanks to Eric for opening his new home to us.

  • We were able to meet Eric's new "friend". She might have been a bit overwhelmed by all of us but she was wonderful to get to know and spend a little time with.
  • I don't eat organic. I did those few days. It was actually good.
  • I love salsa and chips, don't like goat cheese or tomatoes :p
  • I love to be outside and am a rockstar at horse shoes. Yes, us girls schooled the guys!
  • I don't like mosquito bites on my kids!
  • Scott loves parades but doesn't like the siren noises from the fire trucks.
  • Scott is a smart little boy and doesn't take him long to figure out that he doesn't want you to "share" with him if all you're going to do is ask for a piece of candy back.
  • My skin appreciated a little sunshine.
  • Bethany has no fear of large bodies of water.
  • Both kids learned that inhaling water isn't a good thing.
  • Scott has a new best friend, his Grandpa B. Sorry Ryan.
  • Driving in pounding rain makes me nervous.
  • Never follow a load of round hay bales too closesly. They do come off sometimes. (thankfully it wasn't our car that had to learn that lesson)
  • My father in law really likes to eat at Culvers.

Here are a few pictures:

Bethany and her Unky Eric

Kelly and Bethany cooking green beans in cocunut butter... umm, good

Scott with his new best friend, Grandpa B.

Thank you Eric for opening your home and letting us take over for a few days. I understand that it can be quite a lot to have a house full for a few days. Not only that, but I also understand what it costs to feed a family for a few days. I appreciate your willingness to provide for us while we were there. It was so good to be welcomed into your home, meet Kelly and spend a few days with you. Thanks for introducing us to your church family and friends too. It helps to put faces with names. We look forward to our next visit.


CORI said...

Can I go to Uncle Eric's place?

It looks so relaxing and green!!!

The Conservative DVM said...

When she says schools the guys she means unkie Eric and Grandpa. Dad was not playing. He remains undefeated.

Fantastagirl said...

Sounds like a great place to relax!

Ashley said...

So fun! Looks like a great holiday weekend!