It feels like forever ago now. It was last month when we went to our cabin with dear friends. The time away was too short for my liking but hopefully we’ll see these friends again before too long. Taimarie’s perspective of our trip here and here.
It was a wet weekend but it didn’t stop us of from getting out for a walk or exploring the beach and trails around the cabin. I love this time of year. Seeing all the colour falling from the trees, carpeting the ground with reds, yellows and browns. So many mushrooms hidden everywhere. The lichen are a favourite of mine. Taimarie took a particular kind home to use for dying yarn. I can’t wait to see the colour it yields.
Have I ever mentioned how well these dear friends eat? What I wouldn’t give to let them feed me for a week. Every meal I have been lucky to eat made by Taimarie is fantastically delicious. This weekend she made Dal. It was so amazing. They brought some goodies from a local micro brewery and micro bakery. Special edition pumpkin beer, squash bread, english muffins and bungles (part bun/part bagel). What a treat for our Thanksgiving weekend!
There wasn’t much beach at our cabin this time of the year with the river so high. We didn’t have to drive far though to find a beach to play on. Cam fished, much to the kid’s delight. There was no end of rocks to play with on this beach. I certainly had fun playing with them and building cairns all over the place.
Lily had a spectacular time this trip. She tried out a sling shot for the first time. We ended up buying her one the day after we got home so she could further practice her target shooting skills. She also initiated the picking of a bucketful of high bush cranberries to complement our morning’s pancakes.
Probably my favourite part of the trip was the evenings story and sing along with the kids.
You know when you spend time with another family or friends and you feel better off for it? Your family all feels the effects and it’s easier to be the parent you want to be? This is how I feel when I spend time with these friends. I’m so thankful for our friendship and this wonderful Thanksgiving weekend away.