Sunday, October 3, 2010

A birthday treat

This year for my birthday, Erik surprised me with a weekend get-a-way to Leavenworth. It's a cute little Bavarian village right here in Washington. Well, being the spoiled wife I am (haha ya right!)
, I asked if we could forgo that trip and head to Hayden Lake to visit my sister and her family instead. We haven't been up there for years, so I was super excited when it all worked out with everyone! So a few weekends ago, we packed up the car and drove the short 4 1/2 hours to their house. We had such a great time too! We enjoyed lots of R & R and even caught my nephew Shaun's first football game. And then we water-skied "all day" Saturday. OK, so we were only actually on the boat for about 45 minutes before a storm rolled in. But I did manage to ski, wake-board and tube in that small amount of time. Of course, it only takes about a minute of skiing before my muscles are twitching with over-use. lol  I am so not 16 anymore and just can't ski for hours and hours on end! It's a little embarrassing. Anyway, we had a great time, ate great food, including a smorgasbord breakfast of champions (Don KNOWS how to do breakfast!). And we really enjoyed being with family. Heather and I of course had our "sisterly" moments, or as the brother-in-law's would refer to those moments, our crazy and out of control moments. I never laugh as hard as I do as when I am with my sisters. I love that we can all be super goofy and crazy with each other. We have no inhibitions when we're together! And that's just the way it should be right? Thanks for the great weekend Duffy's!!

The kids had  a blast at the football game. Especially playing on the hand rails.
Troy driving the boat with Uncle Don.

Troy was a brave kid and rode the tube. Fun times!

Troy and his "bodygaurds." Cousin Brad and Shaun

Playing with Brad and Daddy.

Cousin Shaun.

"Ewww, Troy did you toot?!"
Brooklyn with cousin Carmen! She is the sweetest and the kids LOVED her!!


Anna Beal said...

Hey there Marcie girl!! Love the blog! Your family is darling. Glad you had a fun get away :)

Brittany said...

I'm happy to see you blogging again! :) darling pics - sounds like you had a blast. aren't sisters the best? I'm so glad you got to have some good family time - that is so rejuvinating to me!