Winter Getaway

We’ve just gotten home from another winter cabin adventure. My husband and as many of our kids and grandkids meet in the middle in snow country. This year, we’ve all had about a week of being bogged down by an inversion layer and dense fog, so arriving at the rental cabin with sunshine to warm our faces in 22 degree weather was glorious.

It was a smaller group this year. If everyone came (us, our children and their families) we’d be at 18 people. Yikes! When did our little family get so big? J We had 13 and a little bit smaller cabin. I think it made us spend even more time with each other. We chatted, ate, played games, ate, went sledding, and ugh! Ate some more. I haven’t stepped on the scale since I got home. Thought it might be a good idea to pound the pavement for a few days first.

Our favorite cabin game seems to be Pictionary. Old or young, the pictures drawn are sometimes boggling, but almost always hilarious when we’re told what it’s supposed to be.

We’ve been doing this cabin thing for about 12 winters now and it still amazes me that the kids and grandkids still want to go. It’s a chunk of time (3 nights) away from their lives. I’m honored that they each make this an important annual event. Whether in winter, summer, spring or fall, it’s wonderful to have this time to reconnect in a busy, busy world. And I hope each and every one of you get the same opportunity. It’s amazing.

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13 responses to “Winter Getaway

  1. Look at those adorable little pink cheeks! That is one happy little child playing in the snow. Glad you enjoyed yourselves!

  2. Great pictures, I get a chuckle out of your idea of a ‘cabin’ though. Another year to add to your memory banks.

  3. SUPER! I love that you all do this. Such fun and I love the pictures especially the ones of the shoes by the door. That is totally a picture I would take. Great times with a lovely family. Happy for you and yours!

  4. Valerie J. Patterson

    Great pictures! Looks like–and sounds like–you all had a memorable time! What a fantastic tradition! 😛

    • Thanks, Valerie. We did have a great time and plan to continue this tradition. Some not so fun after-affects this year, though. A couple people have come down with the flu. So I’m hunkered down and praying my flu shot protects me.

  5. Sounds like a whole lot of fun, Laurie. What a great tradition. It’s so precious that the children still want to continue it.

  6. What a lovely thing to do each year. A great way to keep the family together and enjoy precious time. Long may it continue! 🙂

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