After all the confusion surrounding the Fabulous Dude's day off, he ended up taking the day anyway in lieu of some evening work he's going to have to do this week. We headed up to his hometown and out to his cabin in the woods to spend the night. When I say "cabin", I mean that in the loosest sense of the term. This is no luxurious chalet set amongst the trees. This is roughin' it. You pee in an outset, you get heat from a wood stove and you gain light from flashlights. It's roughin' it.
Apparently Nika wasn't really impressed with all the pictures I was trying to take.
We loaded up some snacks (cookie dough and potato chips anyone?) and set out for our adventure. I didn't like the idea of my bare feet touching the floor, so I wore my duckie boots the whole time.
We ate some snacks, played some skip-bo (I definitely won) and then called it a night.
I have no idea why this next picture is necessary to this post but I just had to share it. I have no idea what she is doing or why she looks so demented.
In the morning, the FD headed out for an early morning hunt in the pouring rain and I had myself a little sleep in. When he got back, he made us some breakfast and we relaxed and read for a while before heading back into town.
We spent the rest of the day together going out for coffee (I had a MAJOR espresso high going on) and doing some shopping. It was too rainy to do anything overly exciting. Then when his mom got done work, she and I headed into town with his sister and niece to get some dinner and groceries. I have to say, I was very pleased this weekend to discover that our 3 yo niece now thinks I am the coolest thing since sliced bread. She was all about hanging out with her Auntie L this weekend!
On Saturday, MIL and I began making some applesauce. I wasn't around by the time it was ready to be canned, as we had already left for my aunt and uncle's house for our Thanksgiving meal. I'll be making more applesauce later this month, so I will let you know how it goes then.
We enjoyed the afternoon with my family ... eating, playing, walking and having a great time!
My younger cousin's both have a Nintendo DSi and we had a blast taking pictures of ourselves with the "distort" feature. I really wish I had some of them. It was quite hilarious.
Little H loved Nana's Pumpkin Pie and was eager to sit close to whoever was eating a piece at the time. He plays like he can't say Nana but when she wasn't giving him pie quickly enough he was screaming her name over and over. And then, he meandered over to the FD and quickly made friends with him when he realized he also had a piece of pie.
Sunday was Thanksgiving dinner with the FD's family and, once again, we stuffed ourselves silly! Then we spent the rest of the day playing games, reading, napping and going for horsey rides!
The FD went back out to the cabin but this time I decided to stick to where the running water was and stayed home.
On Monday I did more relaxing and reading. Also, my MIL gave me a little sewing-101 class and helped me to make this baby blanket.
I am considering posting a tutorial, but since my blanket kind of sucks, I'm not really sure that it would be helpful. I really enjoyed sewing and I will definitely be trying some more projects!
After stopping for a short visit with FD's Grammie, we headed home. We took the scenic route and stopped to take some pictures of the fall beauty!
After a weekend full of food, our wonderful families and witnessing the beauty of Autumn, it is not hard to be thankful.