We're here!!!! Our trip was pretty uneventful, which was just what I wanted! Jack and Lucy behaved so well on the plane (thanks to lucy's dvd player and jack's never-ending supply of Cheerios). Jack took a short cat nap, but Lucy skipped her nap. So, by the time we loaded into our rental car at the Albany airport around 5:30 pm, Lucy and Jack both passed out before we even exited the airport. Worked out great, though, because when we arrived in Sabbath Point Day on Lake George, they were rested and ready to party with a large group of wedding guests and family that had also arrived early for the festivities. The groom's (Chris) family has a house on the lake and their neighbors opened their house for us to use, which has been so wonderful. Not only is the lake view breathtaking, but having a large area for the kids to play in has been a life-saver.
We're staying in the top bonus room which is enormous, and Lucy headed straight to one of the beds, and first things first...must JUMP ON BED!
The atmosphere this weekend is wonderfully laid back and friendly. There are lots of family in town (Bride's grandmother flew in from Korea!), and a few tiny tots that Lucy has made friends with. The rehearsal dinner last night was yummy and had beer from a local micro-brewery, so Jason and I loved tasting their IPA.
There is no tv where we're staying, and Jason and I have had lots of time to spend one-on-one with the kids and together as a family; Jason even went on an extended hike yesterday by himself for some quiet reflection time. It's been a much-needed break, and it's been WONDERFUL! I've nursed Jack lakeside, just following the ridge line of the mountain tops, enjoying the strange quiet we're not used to. It's funny...God is always at work: at church for the past few months, some sermons have focused on getting quiet time away, time alone with God.
We had to travel all the way to the Adirondacks to do it, and it's been a wonderful vacation so far!
what a view from the backyard! You can walk right up to where this water begins. The leaves are turning and it's just gorgeous!