Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Woohoo!! I have something to post :)

I have the best husband in the world! He has several times offered to give me a night or two free, totally to myself. So far the only way he could figure doing this was get me a hotel but I won't justify the expense. Last weekend he came up with a plan. Our two oldest boys have been needing to pass some camping stuff off for scouts so he was talking to them about when they'd go camping. Elizabeth overhead the conversation and told him she wanted to go too. She developed a fondness for the outdoors while at Yosemite :) He looked at me and said he may as well take Seth too and let me have my night off!! I was a little hesitant at first as this would leave my poor husband with 4 kids one being a toddler with nothing to contain him but a tent. Then he decided to make it two nights! I was surprised he really wanted to do this. The more I thought about it the more I was really looking forward to a quiet house :)
So, last Thursday he got home early and packed up all the stuff he'd need and packed up the kids and they were off. I had a few moments of sadness with the thought of ALL of them being gone. But then remembered we were going to see each other again that night as Nate had to be back for testing at karate.
I'm sad to say my weekend got blown by too much running around and not being able to find the fabric I needed for a project I very much wanted to work on while they were gone. I did enjoy the quiet and at least I had the freedom to run all over town looking for what I wanted but if there is ever a next time I will for sure have it all ready before they even leave :)
The kids on the other hand LOVED being out with their dad. I'm so glad he took them. I'm not a camper anymore, I don't like the bugs, the dirt, sleeping on a hard ground, etc. Our yurt trip every year is as close to roughin it as I get. I guess there were some programs for kids where they stayed, LL Stub Stewart out past Vernonia. So Rob was able to let them be entertained a couple times. They found a stocked trout pond where they supply all the stuff to fish. Every child caught a fish, including Seth! In fact, he caught two, though he had stopped manning the fishing pole for the 2nd one, so technically Rob caught it :) They were able to fry up fresh trout for dinner that night!


Quawana said...

That looks like so much fun! Maybe next summer we can let both husbands take all the kids at the same time! LOL.