Thursday, November 1, 2012

Weekend Gettaway

I can't believe it's November already! Time sure flies when you're having fun...and it really has been a fun Fall so far.

Last weekend we headed up to Door County, WI with the rest of the family. (Sixteen of us all told!) It's been an annual trip for the last five years. It was a beautiful weekend: a bit chilly, but sunny. Most of the leaves were gone from the trees, but the forest floor was laden with them, and our hike was satisfyingly crunchy. My niece is an avid photographer and was gracious enough to do a family photo shoot for us. She took over 250 pictures in the space of about fifteen minutes. She's already edited them down to 110, which she'll put on a disc for everyone and deliver at Thanksgiving.

Spending time with family was wonderful. We celebrated birthdays and the end of my sister-in-law's year long battle with Breast Cancer. We had fun splashing in the pool at the resort, played cards, and ate lots and lots of yummy food.

It was the perfect long weekend gettaway. Each year we do similar things, but find something new to do as well. This year we had a blast skipping rocks from the shore of Sturgeon Bay. I took about 150 pictures that I'll turn into a scrapbook. Every year I bring the previous years' books and we spend time reminiscing and do-you-remembering.

We're already planning next year's trip. Maybe a little earlier to try to catch a bit more of the colorful trees and perhaps weather that's a tad bit warmer. But no matter when we go, one thing's for's definitely a time for making memories and having fun with the people we love.

Until next time,

Happy Reading!


An Unexpected Blessing - coming November 21


  1. It sounds like a wonderful weekend, Debra. How great to have all your family together, enjoying each other's company!

  2. Sounds beautiful, Debra. So glad you had a great time.

  3. Family outings like this make wonderful memories, especially for the children. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time. And good weather!