In 6 years, Kyle and I have deliberately (for getaway type purposes) sent our kids away twice. Both times, we stayed two nights. We’ve never taken a long vacation. I like being home. I like the normalcy of it all. I am very impressed with nature and creation, but when thinking about places I’d like to travel, big cities don’t have much appeal to me.
Well, we got away to celebrate my graduation, birthday, and our upcoming anniversary. We took the kiddos with us for one night and then sent them to grandparents!! We went a whopping two hours away, walked in nature, got in the springs and walked along a little stream to see little water falls, went to the pool, and snuck to the movies and saw Top Gun (I’ve been living in a small town for long enough that I have real issues going to a big theatre. I just need the Rialto and to be surrounded by people I know. That’s a story for another day.) Thankfully we had absolutely no service at the cabin so we could not make phone calls, get on Facebook, or use any type of internet. I’m not being sarcastic with that thankfulness. I loved having no service. But if you are waiting on something from me that’s why. Photos, emails, texts. I’m going to play catch up this week.
In addition, here are some other things that happened.
Charlie got into a skunk fight while visiting his cousin Zeke.
Our transmission on the mini van decided to hate us. We drove 35 mph from Watonga to Hinton after the people in Watonga said they couldn’t fix it. Took it to the dealership we bought it from and said see ya later as we wait for the doomsy news of how much it will cost. They gave us a loaner that is just a tad shy of holding all six of us. My sister graciously let us take her huge creeper van to Shawnee to celebrate Kyle’s parents’ 50th anniversary! It was definitely a celebration and so good to see so many faces we don’t get to see very often.
Charlie got into a fight with a porcupine.
We found out the 6 seater vehicle that was possibly going to come back in that the dealership was going to loan us, did not come back in. So my sister graciously let us borrow her little car to take back to Alva. I am thankful we normally only drive one vehicle so that we don’t have to put gas in two vehicles just to transport the whole family.
Yay for the little getaway that reminded me how to be still.
Back to the project. I’m going to have to count it up to remember what day I’m even on. But stillness and nature for the past few days. Check. I’m glad to be home.
Bye friends. 🙂