Once upon a time, about one or two months ago, Monte's brother and sister-in-law came up with the idea that they would like to have all five of our kids at their house for a weekend, and with that weekend would come a weekend of "just us" time for me and Monte. Once upon a time we took them up on their offer and arranged to have all four of our boys go to their home for the weekend while Claire stayed at home with a friend, as she is involved in an extra-curricular activity that requires her to be home. Once upon a time is right now. Monte and I are enjoying our stay in a cabin near Brainerd, our children are having a fabulously wonderful time at their aunt and uncle's home and life really couldn't get much better.
I will admit, however, that as much as I crave these little get-aways, it only takes one night for me to miss my regular routine of being home with all of my family under one roof. This time away is wonderful and very much treasured and enjoyed, but the time of picking up our boys tomorrow and heading home to see Claire will be that much better because my heart is missing them all so much!
I have more details of our fabulous weekend to come once I'm home and can upload some pictures and the like, but for now I'm signing off letting you know that I'm happy, relaxed and wonderful, but missing my babes oh so terribly! I guess I really was made for the life God gave me after all, and I just LOVE that!! :)