8 hours of driving by myself with 3 children was surprisingly pleasant (thank you Jesus for inventing DVD players in SUVs). When we arrived the weather wasn't looking so promising, but when we woke up on Sunday morning the clouds parted and we had nothing but sunshine for 8 days! Josh & Liz were angels and loved life at the cabin, they played in the lake or in the hot tub for at least 10 hours a day. Jazz & Faith, Erin & JJ's labs are spending the summer/fall at the cabin and Josh and Liz couldn't get enough. They swam together and played fetch and even "rested" together. They only stopped to watch the "occasional" movie (I think we watched at least 25, several two or three times) or to eat. Maya was a water dog too! Her OCD mom actually relaxed and Grama Chris made her a "hot tub" out of an old cooler. She was in heaven. Ty flew in on Tuesday night, and Uncle Brock was able to spend a few days too. It was a really low-key week, the only bump in the road was that Liz ended up with an ear infection and the beginnings of tonsillitis on the day before we headed home. We even witnessed a giant thunder and lightening storm one night. Good times!
The big kids slept in a tent about 1/2 the time and Pea thought it was the greatest play room ever...she giggled and rolled around for an hour.