Hello again I thought it would be best to double up the days here + not drag this on too long with the photo part of this project so I can get at the making the Album part so here is Wednesday.
Last Morning Kayak on the water, I know I am going to miss this as part of my morning exercise but most of all the talks with my mom here.
Saying goodbye to my parents is never easy, I know that they are getting older and I worry about them ... Again thankful for technology. Ava was not happy at all to say goodbye.
Before hitting the highway we made a stop into my Dad's aunts & Uncles home down the road. This home is the original homestead and was built 95 years ago in 1920. I love the history of this place I love the stories that are here, I love that my great-grandfather & great-grandmother raised 6 children here on this land. I love that my kids know the stories here.
I love that my great- aunt Marilyn loves gardening just as much as I do. I love that she gave me fresh dill and spinach to take home.
I had the best conversations with my great-aunt about how the kids here were raised and I know how different I am raising my children but also similar, raised with love. I had the honour of seeing my Great- Grandmother's quilts in the house, I was even given one to keep! I was extremely proud of that as I was also just given then one she made my parents for their wedding day nearly 40 years ago to do repairs on. I loved my Great-grandmother she lived to be 91 and her heart was gold. Quilting is her legacy we now enjoy & I hope to carry on that as well as my own legacy of story telling.
On the road again ... Not too sure if it was the lake life that caught up to Ethan but he had a hard time on this ride home but his cards kept him happy (construction on the highway didn't help).
A drive that usually takes 2.5 -3 hours took us nearly 5 this trip due to Highway construction, I although was also not happy in the vehicle I understand they need to fix the roads - we offered that worker a cold drink.
I knitted while stuck in traffic.
We stopped for gas and washroom breaks.
We also made a stop at McDonalds for the kids - Tim Horton's for the Adults.
Before we knew it we were home first at the In-laws to pick up our dog Oliver. Ava and Ethan both excited to be with their pup again.
Home, It's so good to go places and sleep under the stars & enjoy cabin life but Nothing is as good as home. I was busy unpacking (not a fan of that part) so I took less photo's here, but our night mostly went like this ... Unpacking laundry piles made, Showers, baths, PJ's , late supper, cleaning up the kitchen, putting coolers away, gear away, sitting on the couch, getting into my bed all cozy and catching up on blogs and emails and pinterest. I was asleep very quickly. It was good.
Thanks for reading again, tomorrow will be another combo of Thursday + Friday. Thanks for all your comments - I love reading other peoples days if you are doing Week in the life leave your link in the comments.