Saturday, June 26, 2010

At the cabin

I'm writing to you from a cabin in the woods! We're up here spending a fun weekend with friends.

I think I've mentioned before that there are two families that we're really close friends with. The women are my closest friends, the men get along really well and all of our kids get along great.

One of the families owns a cabin and last year they invited the other two families to come spend the weekend and we had such a fantastic time that we decided to make it an annual event. So this weekend we're here for the second annual friends cabin trip. We've got six adults and eight kids here and we're all having a ball.

I love to come up here and spend time with friends. It's nice to be away from everything and just relax and have fun. The cabin is in the mountains about an hour from home and it's gorgeous up here! It's quiet and peaceful and the perfect place for a little getaway. We've played games, roasted marshmallows, rode four wheelers, we took a hike and today the women went into the little town and we had a great time walking through the little shops they have here.

When we came up here last year we had just gotten our referral the week before and it was a big topic of conversation that weekend. I remember saying that when we came back to the cabin we'd be coming back with Clarissa and now here we are! Awesome. :) This year one of the other families is on the waiting list for a domestic adoption and I hope and pray that when we come up here next year that they'll be bringing a new addition to their family!

I'm so grateful for our friends. Those two women are like sisters to me. I'm so grateful to have them in my life and to have these amazing opportunities to spend time together.

We just finally got all the kids to bed and now it's time for the adults to break out the junk food and the games. It's time for Shawn and I to defend our title as champions of Speed Scrabble. Wish us luck! :)


KrisJ said...

Sounds like so much fun!!

Peter said...

You may be interested in trying out online speed scrabble - if you need to practice :)