weeks have been wonderful crazy! We’re back at Montrose, returning to our Life in the Attic, but I thought I’d do a little recap of some of that wonderful craziness –
Weeks One and Two were spent at the Cabin getting ready for the Family Reunion (happening during week three :)). Ok, so we did a little just plain enjoying the cabin (of course), but our main goal was to get things spruced up and organized for the big crowd. One of our biggest tasks was reclaiming the Pond View.
See what I mean? Almost half of the cabin is missing!
And looking from the cabin down to the pond was just as bad –
We knew we had our jobs cut out for us!
(Gotta love that ATV!)
Until by the time the crowds arrived, the view was back!
I’m pretty sure the brown patch will be green again by the time we get back up in late August, but hopefully the small trees will stay away for a season or two.
There was also a fair bit of sawing and hammering (as Gary began work on the shed project) and just a little bit of dusting and vacuuming (as I prepared the cabin for the gang), but there were also naps taken and books read and quiet enjoyed. And that’s a good thing, because after two lovely weeks of just US, came Week Three –
The 75th Cabin Anniversary and Family Reunion.
An Amazing Week.
But Week Four continued to pile on the wonderfulness as we helped care for our grandchildren in Ohio while their Mom was away at a convention.
Big sister Ellie (age 9) was off at camp (her very first time!), so it was just us and the three littler ones for the 5 days that Mom was away (OK, so Dad did come home after work, but it was MOSTLY just Grams and Pops and the kids!).
Our beautiful charges –
and some of our fun “stuff”
Hayley’s Softball games (we got to two!)
A trip to the neighborhood playground
and a little backyard pool time!
It was a very special week as we got to know these little ones on a whole new level! Loved it!