we have some cute kids in this family!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
This was a perfect location and house for all of us to spread out and enjoy all kinds of different activities. We watched tv and movies in the theater room, sat in the sauna as well as the steam room, went sailing on the new boat, played in the kayaks or on the beach. The house had a climbing wall in the basement, a ping pong table and some toys. We needed more days to do all the things available right at the house. It was so fun!
View from the porch with dad's new sail boat in the background
the whole group! I think it turned out great with all the kids and adults.
packer fam...we lived in our bathing suits. very fun!
most of the day was spent at the beach or in the water
Monday, August 8, 2011
lots of book reading from all the grandma's
and more hikes...
and a few fireworks since we had zero in NY
And the cousin love!! ah...these K kids were just so great. half the time i did not even know where baby K was because I knew they were playing hard and having fun. Baby K just loved his cousins. they were so good to him; singing old macDonald over and over again, letting him have toys and books and letting him tag along. they were so great! Just check out that face.
I still have so many pictures to go through that I have not even looked at them in a week. It makes me sad and I want to be back there with family and on vacation. Ah! It was just so wonderful.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Grandpa Foote is a wonderful partiarch for his family. He is such a hard worker, writes family histories, runs, serves and still does so much for his family and community. He makes us want to be better people and work harder. And we were so grateful we could travel to see both grandma and grandpa. Plus so sweet to have baby K meet the two of them. Chris was able to spend an afternoon helping grandpa on the computer, with his geneology work as well as a new recorder for blessings. These were sweet moments that we are grateful to have shared with them.
I am not sure what else to call these feelings that I am having right now except that I am very unmotivated. And I hate it! We are overall busy but I actually have some time on my hands right now and have so many things that I would like to be doing but somehow I just find myself not doing them. And I think the worst part for me is that I cannot figure out what it is that is keeping me from changing it. Depression or anxiety, summer time schedules, stage of life with an active toddler, all the many changes right now or maybe in some areas lack of changes (like in our court case)......I am just not "doing" much these days. And perhaps I just need to adjust my to do list. It might be enough right now that baby K and I (+ chris) are fed, showered and able to survive this August heat without driving each other crazy. Which would be a good way to spend time; together and happy but I am just feeling unfulfilled. And I cannot figure it out!
Chris and I were commenting after leaving that this place is (I know really cheesy) but sacred. Grandpa and his family worked this land, bled on this property and struggled to remain faithful and steadfast. It is sweet to have this place still in the family and be able to enjoy it with family! And we love that still we can share time together with our family.