First thing on Monday, Annie and I drove to my hometown for a quick visit. My Grandma Noma Mae (aka Granny P) had to have emergency surgery over the weekend, and I wanted to spend some time with her during her recovery. Grandma is almost 97, so recovering from major surgery will not be quick or easy. To be honest, none of us are sure how much time the lovely lady has left. All I know is that I want to see her as often as possible.
|Having lunch before we go to the hospital.|
|Annie shared a princess sticker with Granny P.|
The rest of this week is just a blur of taking care of all the things that require my time and attention. Grad school, PTA, household drugery, etc.
Then on Friday morning we did our usual volunteer bit at school in the morning and headed to the lake in the afternoon.
|PAWS-ing for a Break.|
It's hard when you have to be at school for 5 hours straight.
|Our view at the lake!|
|They loved it!|
|Teense was a little fish!|
|Watching the sunset and searching for arrowheads!|
|Playground at Sequoyah State Park!|
|Stopped for a sec on the trails at the park.|
This pic reminded me of something...
Except Plitvice was amazing and Sequoyah was okay at best.
I miss living in Europe.
Every. Single. Day.
|Lunch at the Lodge with this little lady.|
Staying hydrated after a very thirst walk on the fossil trail!
|Home again, home again.|
I'm not much of a lake person, but this was a much needed chilled out weekend for my family. The cabin was basic, but it met our needs. We enjoyed the natural beauty and enjoyed a few days with no demands on our time or screens for our eyes. It's fun to have our little family in such close quarters with no distractions.