Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What It's All About

Mentally, this weekend was just what I needed.  A little get away.  A lot of time with family.  Mostly good weather.  It was pretty much perfect.  A few minor bumps in the road (including an emergency call out vet bill that we really could have done without), but these things are to be expected in our world.

For most of our married life we have gone camping on Easter weekend.  It's become a bit of a tradition.  This year we really probably shouldn't have gone ... with finances, obligations and all.  But mentally it was so necessary it wasn't even funny.  The choice was pretty much down to getting away for a few days or checking into a mental institution. 

Honestly I don't think the weekend could have gone much better.  We spent a ton of time together. We laughed, we joked, we just chilled.  It was wonderful.

Yes, there was the situation where we thought the dog had found some mouse poison.  But, the vet thinks she probably pinched a nerve in her back and after what essentially boils down to a VERY expensive bottle of Doggie Advil, she's 100% again and that's what matters the most.

After such a great weekend I feel refreshed again and ready to take on the world. 



Trail Guy said...

Hi Heidi, just stumbled onto your blog and thought I'd say hello. Camping on Easter seems like a great tradition for a family to have. I took my family up to Mt. Rainier on Saturday (free for National Parks week) and just played in the snow for a couple of hours. Nothing better for recharging than just getting outside with the fam!

Hope your dog gets better!

Tricia said...

great pic

Anonymous said...

this made me smile!

kimert said...

Beautiful picture!

Fran said...

What a fantastic pic of you guys and I love the dogs in it too.

Glad to hear the dog is okay again, that must have been scary.

Sounds to me you all had a great weekend and am glad you went if you needed it so much.

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, it made me cry again. You are such a great and sweet blogger friend. I'm so happy I have found you through the internet.

Lynsey said...

Great pic! I hear ya on the vet thing. I could take my kids to the doctor 4 times for what it costs at the vet but it's worth it.

misszippy said...

What a cool tradition. And a beautiful picture!

Missy said...

Glad you had such a great weekend!! Sometimes we just need to do what our bodies and minds are craving - even if it doesn't make the most "sense."

Glad your dog is ok - how scary!

What a gorgeous family you have!!!

Marlene said...

So glad you had a much-needed weekend getaway! Great pic.

Anonymous said...

Awww! I love the family photo. And yes that does sound like just the weekend you needed. Sometimes you need it most when you think you shouldn't do it. It sounds like a great family tradition.

Nej said...

What an awesome pic!!!

In my experience, even if it's something you don't think you necessarily should do...it ends up being something that you really needed!!!