My Reasons

My Reasons

This Is Where It All Begins

This Is Where It All Begins

Sunday, June 9, 2013

the pond

This past week was extremely rough.  Everyone in the family ended up with a nasty, nasty stomach flu.  I had all of these great ideas to kick off summer, and instead, we spend the week sick, tired, throwing up, and the kids fought like crazy.  They are not used to all being together all day, or being so sick.  I was ready to throw the towel in by Friday.  Boo.

And then our awesome neighbors and good friends invited us and some other friends in our cul-de-sac, to go to their pond for a campfire, hot dogs, smores and a good time.  I was thrilled with the idea, and so were the kids.

Another neighbor of ours is a pilot.  While we were out in the driveway making plans for the pond, his wife called him and asked him to do a little air show for us, and he did!  He was in this little plane with red and white stripes on it.  He came right over our homes and did some flips, turns, dive bombs, and flew upside down.  He let out smoke from the plane, and flew really close to us and waved the wings to say goodbye.  It had all of the kids and adults smiling, and FINALLY, the weekend had begun.

The pond was AWESOME!! It was up in the mountains, and it was such a gorgeous peaceful spot.  The kids had a blast catching little water bugs

Mary and Lexi


Finding money in the money rock

Eating hot dogs and s'mores (William ate 4 hot dogs)

And romping around in the trees, and the pond.
Bailey, Lexi, Mary

Blake, Sam, William

Karli and Rustin

Luke spilled an entire water bottle on himself on the way there, so he was just hanging out in his diaper, playing in the grass, and eating handfulls of dirt. He didn't mind.

The adults had some much needed adult conversation.  It has felt so good to finally feel like we have a good, solid, amazing network of friends here.  I really feel close to our neighbors here, a lot of them, and I am so glad we live where we do. 

We all lingered as long as we could, until the fire died, and the kids were dropping one by one.  It was such a fun, refreshing evening.  The perfect way to end an awful week.


erin d. said...

It sounds wonderful and well earned!

Colleen said...

It is so great to feel connected to a community. I am happy for you guys that you have found it! And what a beautiful place to go, a perfect way to wrap up a bad week and kick off summer!