Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Heaven is a little closer in a cabin by a stream

Dustin just finished being busy at work, so we decided it was time to head up to Papa and Nana’s cabin for some family time. The cabin is hidden in the woods up in a little valley called Teton. I love this place. It’s so quiet and peaceful. And the inside of the cabin looks like it came out of a fairy tale or something. It was the perfect get-a-way for us. We ate on paper plates, so dish duty was minimal, the kids slept in sleeping bags so there was no need to hound them to make their beds. And Dustin would take them adventuring while I sat with this view and a book while the baby napped.IMG_7897 copyIMG_7875IMG_7917 copy
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We spent our time exploring, going on adventures, playing in the tire swing, and in the cabin. It was relaxing and fun.IMG_7936 copy
We took our Friday and went swimming in Jackson Hole with cousins and grandparents, then came back to the cabin and had dinner with a marshmallow roast. Oh, how my kids loved the smores.
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This next sequence of photos is my favorite. This girl always wants to be big, so she was thrilled that she got to roast her own marshmallows… and then they caught on fire. IMG_7965 copy
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Uncle pat helped save one of them, but the disappointment had already set in. Poor thing.
We were about to tell campfire stories when we realized that two of the kids get nightmares easily, so it changed to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle stories told by cousin Ledger. The kids loved staying at the cabin. Tracker-Jacker keeps asking when we are going back and why we can’t go right now. It was a blissful weekend!