After the fullness of the Easter holiday, my brood and I loaded up the Honda and drove to the cabin.
Our friends invited us to join them and several other families to enjoy a gorgeous lake front home while our kiddos are on spring break. Everyone was in Heaven.
There were plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for everyone with huge areas to gather and 100+ acres in the middle of nowhere to enjoy.
My husband took the kids fishing on a kayak/canoe. We had gooey fingered smores over a bonfire. I tested the limits of my fears while doing a Tarzan rope jump off of a ladder and into the wilderness (no obscenities were uttered, I'm proud to say). My best friend and I went for a long walk up and down gravel roads. The big kids went for rides on the four wheeler. And lots of yummy meals were shared by all.
It's so important to get away. It's so soothing to sit by the lake and to watch the water, hear the frogs, see the geese, and catch a fish. It's so good for the soul to connect for hours with friends and to remind yourself of what it feels like to be away from the extraneous silliness that often fills our lives.
I'm so grateful for the generosity of friends and I'm so aware of the beauty that surrounds me...I'm just sad that we don't slow down more to appreciate it.