Tuesday, November 3, 2009

a weekend getaway

Living in Nevada means we get the last Friday in October off school every year for Nevada Day, which commemmorates Nevada's statehood. This means a long weekend at a beautiful time of year, and the opportunity to plan something fun to do. One year we took an extra day off and went to Disneyland. That was fun and plenty crowded. This year we returned for the fifth time to a little place we like to call "our" cabin. It was fun as always, and not crowded at all, which is a big plus in my book. It's the perfect little getaway; about 2 hours away, over the Sierras near Nevada City, CA. The weather was perfect, there was no cell phone service, and we were able to spend some much-needed down time with each other. It was bittersweet to hear Brennan say, as we were packing up the car to leave, that this might be his last trip to the cabin with us. I know I've been on this theme a lot lately, but that's where we are. Change is hard, even when it's good!

we played a lot of cards:

Austin caught a lizard (of course!):

Kristi didn't do a stitch of homework!:

And the boys even got to watch some NBA action:

Oh, the things you can get away with when the camera has a timer:
(click to enlarge the faces of my little comedians)

Wishing everyone a wonderful November!