For the past few months, my Mom has been wanting to take my Grandmas on a little getaway weekend. After much investigation and planning it finally happened! Kyle and Grandpa Bud watched the home front while we ladies escaped to a little vacation house in Grandview. What fun it was!
After dropping off Grandpa and seeing the guys get settled in, we drove to Grandview, go unpacked, and staked a claim on our sleeping quarters.
The whole place was beautifully decorated and very convienent, with a kitchen, gas fireplace (which we used!) and everything we needed. We had talked about running into town for a few things, but were so comfy that we never left the house!
That first evening we mostly talked - catching up on things and hearing the Grandma's pregnancy stories. ;-)
Mom and Haley brought everything we needed to make our own meals, and boy did we eat well! Lasagna, salad, cottage cheese, grapes and for dessert, chocolate of course.
I think we had lights out at about 1am - we just couldn't bring ourselves to go to bed!
We all brought pink and pearls to wear on Sunday. What's the good of getting girls together if you don't dress up? ;-)
Ta da! Four generations in Pink and Pearls!
Since we were a half and hour away from home and there was just one bathroom for five ladies, we knew we wouldn't make it to church. So we had a devotional time led by the Grandmas, then we listened to John Piper on the Ultimate Meaning of Womanhood from the True Woman '08 conference. It was such a wonderful time!
More food! This time it was Praline Mustard Chicken with Wild Rice. That night Haley made us her Indescribably Delicious Apple Dumplings (tender apples wrapped in a delicate pastry crust and smothered in a carmelized suger/cinnamon sauce). Yes, you should be drooling.
We wanted to have a craft to do while we were together, so we decided to make Autograph Albums. I got the idea from the Little House books, where they describe their albums and the little poems and saying that they wrote for each other.
First we made our albums, then we picked a poem, verse or message to write in each others books. It was great fun, and we worked happily on it for a long time - although we did manage to sneak in a girl movie before bedtime!
We finished up our albums. They were so pretty, and each reflected the personality and tastes of the maker. We even made an extra one for the baby, filled with sweet messages from her Great Grandmothers, Grandma and Auntie!
L-R Haley (the bird's) book, Gramma Sisson's and Gramma Lainio's
Mom's, mine and Baby's. It sure would be a surprise if we had a boy after all!
We we packed and got out in record time, just ten minutes shy of our target time. Amazing work ladies!