Two weekends ago Dustin, Alleigh, Kaelyn, Willow, and I all piled in the car and headed down to Clendening Lake where we were invited to spend the night in a cabin with Dustin’s siblings and their familes. There were quite a few of us…. my brother-in-law Andrew, his fiancé Lea, their dog Sidney, my sister-in-law Tiffany, her husband Justin, their kiddos Cash and Mackenzie, and their dog Toby. Add in our family of five and that meant 6 adults, 5 kids, and 2 dogs! When we arrived at the lake I quickly realized that I had absolutely no cell phone service and was a little annoyed, but soon realized it was a great feeling to detach from technology and just enjoy the peacefulness of the lake and the time with my family.
That evening Justin took us out on their fishing boat on a drive around the lake. It was gorgeous. Alleigh and Kaelyn both thought it was awesome when Uncle Justin let them “drive” the boat. And Willow looked like a little Buddha baby in her life jacket.
When we got back from our cruise around the lake all the kiddos had fun running around and playing while the grown ups cooked dinner…. well I fed Willow while the rest of the grown ups cooked dinner, hehe. It was awesome for all of us to sit down around a huge table and just enjoy being together. A little after dinner the kiddos got ready for bed and climbed into their bunk beds where they fell fast asleep. Then it was time to play euchre!
The next day we rented a pontoon boat so that we could all go out on the lake together – dogs included! Cash taught Alleigh how to cast his little fishing pole and they had a blast fishing together. She is now adamant that she needs her very own fishing pole… I don’t see a problem with it, hehe.
I am so glad we got to spend a technology free weekend with Dustin’s siblings, their significant others, kiddos, and fur babies. It was a much needed de-stressing time and I definitely came home feeling refreshed. I feel so blessed to have married into such a loving wonderful family.