Where have I been? I should say where have we been....we have been at one of our favorite spots.
Russ, the kids, and I spent a week catching up on some much needed family time and R&R. We always seem to be busy at home and it was so nice to spend a week with no schedule, no appointments, and no demands. We did a lot of nothing and spent a lot of time doing all the things we love to do at the cabin; boating, fishing, water sports, walks with the girls, feeding the wild life, playing ping pong, telling stories around the campfire, and of course going out to eat at some of our favorite joints.
June loves to fish. She and Russ usually fish after dinner right before dusk. It is so much fun to watch them on the end of the pier. We have the perfect fishing spot. Right next to the chair above you can pull pan fish in hand over fist, in fact June catches fish so fast Russ can not keep up with baiting her hook and taking the fish off....he can't even get a cast off in between. Too bad he does not have a wife that likes worms and fish, he's solo on this one.
The boys spent a lot of time in the water skiing and tubing. TJ has been skiing for a few years, but Jake and Max just got the hang of it this year. They all also love to tube. Russ spent one afternoon trying to knock them off the tube and gave them all some wild rides. This year the boys also spent a lot of time playing ping pong...yes ping pong. When we were at the cabin over the 4th of July a friend gave us an old ping pong table. Let me say it was a big hit. There were many ping pong tournaments in the garage, I have to say it is a lot of fun, June is even learning to serve....a big plastic Winnie the Pooh ball:)
So there you have it, a quick recap of our week. It is now Monday night and back to the grind. The kids go back to school in two weeks and I have lots of stuff to get organized and lots of appointments, activities, shopping, etc. to do before everyone heads back. For those of you doing the same thing the next few weeks I would like to give a shout out to Google Calender. I started using the Google Calender a few years ago and it is a great tool for organizing your time when you have multiple kids in multiple activities. I enter everything on it, activities, meetings, days off, Dr. appointments, sports, birthdays, etc. Best of all you can invite people to view your calender. I of course invited Russ and he can add his trips, dinner meetings, etc. Did I mention you can also print the calender in a day, week, or month format....LOVE it! So do not be surprised if you don't see much of me the next week or so, because the one down fall is all of those dates have to be entered...UGH.
Have a great week!