Next Time There Will Be One More

Last week we took the opportunity to do a little traveling. The motivation behind the trip to my mom’s house and to the cabin was the fast approaching due date of this little baby on June 9th. We knew that the next time we travel to Grandma Wilken’s house and Grandma and Grandpa Maloney’s Cabin there will be one more.

there will be one more little cousin in the mix when my sister and I get together

the adults will be that much more outnumbered

a baby’s schedule will dictate our schedule a bit more

6 hour trips to the cabin won’t be able to be made in the truck

less sleep will be had by Chris and I

we will be maxing out the number of people that should sleep together in one room unless you are Pa and Ma Ingalls living in the Big Woods of Wisconsin.


there will be a little one to cuddle, love, and hold

At Grandma Wilken’s House Leeland got to ride along with Uncle Bryan on the mower and pick up sticks. I gave tons of Rhino ATV rides to all the little cousins.  Mom, Molly and I took the kids swimming at the hotel pool on a particularly cold day.  We did played Easter games, read Easter books,  and played hard.  We packed up and went home only to repack and get ready to go to the cabin.  My philosophy is that if you are going to disrupt the normal schedule you might as well put it together in one week.

The next day we packed up for the cabin with Chris.  Grandma and Grandpa Maloney where up and ready to greet us when we arrived at the cabin! The weather was beautiful for this time in April. The ice was off the lake so Chris and Grandpa could put in the dock.  We visited the Head Waters Science Center in Bemidji, MN. We got in for free with our Science center membership.  There was animals to hold and look at.  It was a simple afternoon of fun.  For the first time we also got to experience a beautiful Easter Morning up at the lake. We visited a small church, with a nice short service on Easter morning. We played at parks, and ended the day playing rounds of Skip-bo. It was a pretty perfect week if you ask me. And next time there will be one more!!

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