We recently got back from one of our favorite places on earth. We went with some of our favorite people on earth too. Zach was unable to go (someone has to stay and work to fund our extravagant lifestyle. ha.) and in that same vein, neither could my dad or brother. BUT! Twenty something other Meiners (or former Meiners) all went. I came home and kept making jokes to Zach that he did not think were funny and we teased that it was a sobering realization-- I wasn't with my people anymore. We had seriously the best best best time ever. The only way it could have gotten better was if we could have ALL been there. Taking your three kids on vacation without your spouse pretty much sounds like the opposite of a vacation but everyone helped me so much that I rarely felt stressed. And that's really saying something when you have an eight, three, and one year old near water, boats, hooks, basically everything dangerous and everything they find appealing.
I tried to divide the posts up. This one is basically everything not having to do with the water. Also I forgot my camera at home so these are all from my cellular device.
Lakeside school song performance, as you do.
Nora and Levi are five-ish months apart.
We slept in Bob and B's camper that week with Debbie and Evan. This was Reagan and Shepherd on the top bunk one night.
Gamers. Board gamers to be exact.
Grandma and Grandpa's romantic anniversary text exchange.
Levi consumes roughly 60% of our bubble supply.
We surprised them for their anniversary with matching shirts.
Consoling Shepherd who was in time-out.
Bob and B
Sunset photo credits to Ryan Sweitzer.
Next year all 5 of us better be there!