The week absolutely flew by. We were leaving early Friday evening, because the cost difference between Friday evening and anytime on Saturday was insane...and saving anything on a plane ticket when you're buying for 4 people makes a big difference! But it was nice because we still had a good portion of the day on Friday to enjoy the lake and family before leaving!
|Last sunrise on the deck with my coffee|
Jake thought putting on an adult sized wetsuit was hilarious:
What's a family vacation without some pictures in matching outfits?? Sandy and Dave were kind enough to give everyone "Fox Farm" tshirts (the name of the house) and the kids each got a little stuffed fox.
After a very tearful goodbye (for just about everyone!) we had to head to the airport. 5 minutes into the drive, this was Liam...yes, those are crumbs stuck to his face, he fell asleep eating goldfish.
Then this was poor Jake, about 10 minutes into the flight...inconsolable about vacation being over! It was heartbreaking.
Liam was too busy showing his new fox friend all of the sights from the airplane window to be sad, at least right then....
Thankfully, they both fell asleep on the 2nd flight and we got back to our house around 2:30am.
It took days to get everyone back on track as far as sleeping (and even eating meals, we were eating at the strangest times!) and I think the kids are still trying to recover from the emotional damage of having to come home!
It was a great vacation; the perfect balance of stuff to do along with plenty of downtime. As I said before, this is not a vacation I would have ever planned for us had the opportunity not fallen in our laps, but I'm so grateful it did. I went completely out of my comfort zone, and lived to tell the tale :) I think it's good for the kids to see us doing new things and realizing that not everyone succeeds on the first try...this was evidenced by their father repeatedly falling off the paddle board :) But, he got back on and tried again! and maybe, just maybe, I got some bonus "cool mom" points for trying this new stuff, too.
We miss you, Montana!!