Thursday, June 26, 2008


We went on a family vacation last weekend. We just went camping near Lake Michigan. We camped at Weko beach. It was awesome. We got to use our new tent that we've been waiting to use for a long time. I was so glad that it was big enough for the whole family. We also went to a great water-park. The boys loved it. Dougan liked the kiddie play place and the wave pool. Eades liked the lazy river and these two waterslides and the bigger kiddie play place. Koen liked everything. He even went on the funnel slide all by himself. I wasn't even brave enough to do that one. My friends did talk me into going on three huge slides. I'll admit, I was scared stupid, but I had to act cool and do it. We went on the least scary one first and it wasn't that bad, so I went on the medium scary slide. It was okay, so I mustered up my courage and went on the biggest of the three. It had a big drop where you were just floating the whole way down. I screamed heartily but I made it safely. Well after I survived those I was done. There were still two mammoth horrifying slides left across the park but I knew I would wet my already wet bathing suit if I dared go down those. I stuck with the kiddie play place until I fell asleep for about an hour. That is when I got sunburned. Fun, huh?
Oh, I forgot like the best part. We spent our vacation with the Barclay family. The whole gang was here. Jed had just gotten home from his mission, and the married siblings and there spouses all made it too. I love how they interact with my children and how they love them so much. I'm just so glad that we got to know them and have the close relationship that we have. I am a really big Barclay family fan.
It was also so great to be away from home. I didn't have a phone and I didn't have appointments. Life got to be simple and easy for a few days. I mean even at 5:30 in the morning when I was starting a fire, I just got to enjoy hearing the birds and feeling the breeze. It was the break that I needed. I can't wait to do it again.


EmmaP said...

i wanna go on vacation! i am in desperate need of a good vacation!!! Next time take me with you!