We spent the weekend with the Arnoldink family again and it was truly a wonderful weekend despite the cold temperatures. We left Thursday night after everyone was out of work to enjoy a long weekend away from life's business. We had great ideas of taking the girls on sled rides powered by Big Red but the negative temperatures kept that from being a reality. The truth of it is we stayed inside the whole weekend! Well the girls did anyways. The boys went ice fishing both Friday and Saturday to Lake Mitchell and to Cadillac. They had fun, managed to stay warm in their shanty, and caught a few. The ladies enjoyed keeping warm by the fire even though the girls constantly reminded us it was "dangerous." I wonder where they heard that word?
We ate like royalty all weekend from roast & potatoes, homemade ham & potato soup, salads, homemade Carmel popcorn, homemade chocolate chip cookies, no-bakes, eggs & bacon, pancakes, homemade bread, and more!!! I am going to refrain from stepping on the the scale for a few days!!! In between putting logs on the fire and eating we enjoyed reading, napping, pedicures, manicures, playing babies, crafting, watching movies, and building with Lego's! What about this weekend is not to LOVE? I also came super close to finishing the book that's been on my nightstand for months. Thanks to great friends and a long weekend this past cabin stay was a success even though I ended up coming home sick.
Kris & the girls...
The little girls having a pedicure!
Ava enjoying her time at the "spa"...
Kris has been wanting to paint Ava's nails since birth... She finally got her chance...
The Adults: "Oh Ava, your sooooo pretty!"
Ava: "Mirror. Mirror. Please."
Ava clowning it up at the craft table!
Hours of making crafts... Kaylie wanted to save ALL of the art... Lucky us!
Ava napping with all of her favorites... We might need a bigger bed!
Bear, Baby Corelle, Stella, Barney, Hoots, Ava, Peepers, Kaylie's Bitty Baby, & Krissy Baby!"
I never knew how entertaining Lego's could be...
The Cabin became Lego Land!
Last but not least... We even saw a little doe.
I am truly thankful for a wonderful weekend away from my normal routine... There is nothing more relaxing than time spent with great friends with an agenda designed for pure relaxation. Now if I could just get rid of my sore throat, cough, head ache, ear ache, and body aches life would be great! I am also praying no one else ends up with this nasy bug. It's not a lot of fun and has rendered me in bed this Monday on a sick day. Here's hoping all of today's rest finds me in good health tomorrow.