Last weekend we got to go up to our friend Jessica's cabin. It was a wonderful little getaway, complete with foil dinners, fire, fresh air, friends, and fishing. Oh, and lots of babies running around. What more could you ask for? As far as I'm concerned it was perfection.
We got there at about 7 on Friday night, started a fire and cooked our tinfoil dinners. After we ate, we let Reagan play for a little bit and then we put the babies to bed. Unfortunately, Reagan had the hardest time going to bed, and didn't end up falling asleep until about 10 :( After she finally fell asleep though, she slept great all night and was the last baby to wake up in the morning.
I was super excited to be going to the mountains this weekend because there was a 30% chance that we would be able to see the Aurora Borealis. I don't think we saw it but I did get some fun night sky pictures with cool clouds and some with the Milky Way.
In the morning, we had a delicious breakfast with scrambled eggs, hash-browns, bacon, and fruit. Then, we took the babies down to play at the swing set. The boys got a game of horseshoes in while the girls talked and chased babies.
After a while, we headed up to the grown-up swing. I hope that I can adequately describe the terrifying/ thrilling/ fun that was this crazy swing.
You would start by standing on the edge of this platform and getting situated on the seat of the swing. When you were ready, someone would pull a huge handle/lever that would drop the platform below you, causing you to fly swinging up into the air.
^^I'm not sure if you can really tell in these pictures but you were swinging 20-30 feet in the air on the initial swing. Hence the terrifying/thrilling/fun (when I went it seriously knocked the wind out of me). Reagan was so funny. Whenever Jordan or I went on the swing she would start bawling! Seriously, so so mad and sad. But she could care less if anyone else did it. Maybe she was nervous for us. It was sad and silly.
^^Love these cute babies, from left to right: Reagan, Phoebe, Asher, and Nixon.
After the swing, we cleaned up the cabin, packed up and headed to the lake. We went to Smith and Morehouse, which I have to say is possibly one of the most beautiful lakes I've ever been to in Utah (besides Bear Lake...). The boys fished while the kids played in the water.
When we finished at the lake, and on our way out of town we stopped for some lunch at Oakley Polar King. You know Jordan and I can't resist a greasy diner, especially if we've never been there before.
It was a wonderful little trip! Thanks Jessica for inviting us!