Thursday, September 3, 2009

Life is good

You know life is good when your husband can take time off of work to take his family to the lake. Spending the whole day relaxing with friends and having good conversations. Watching your kids play and not having a worry in the world, just enjoying the warm water and perfect weather. Yesterday was a much needed get away for the Millar clan.
After this summer I've felt like we (Millars) needed a regrouping. With Annie leaving and our moms out visiting it's been hard to know how to go back to life without them. I've been trying out new routines with the boys and trying to get us used to just being us.
This weekend was crazy. Drew and I spent very little time with each other. I felt like when we were together he was doing one project while I was doing another. So yesterday with the hour drive, to the lake and back and being "stuck" with each other on a shore or boat for the whole day without phone reception was just what we needed. It was like old times. I had one child while Drew had the other. Don't get me wrong, we still miss Annie, life was easier with her - we got to "slack"off but not anymore. After yesterday I feel like we are on our way to getting back into the swing of things.

Enjoy the pictures. As always I took way too many but this time I had an excuse, I was the only one who remembered my camera. Here's the highlights...
The kids getting ready to leave the dock and no I didn't tell them to pose.
Enjoying the ride

The others on their way to the beach.
The kids entertained themselves. Mac followed Gabie everywhere
Mac's first sandcastle.
You would find Gray doing one of two things. Eating food he found in the sand or playing in the tubes. His poop was pretty sandy today. Too much information?

Mac thinking he's driving the boat and taking it very seriously.
Me and Mac tubing.
Gray just relaxing and enjoying the ride.
Drew, you look way better in those sunglasses than I do.

Me, Debbie and Linda tried out the tube. Lots of laughs.

Tommy and Lexi.
Swimming, both Mac and Gray loved it.
Jumping off the Pontoon boat. Even after having 6 kids Debbie still has the energy of a 12 year old!
It was an amazing day. I think we might need some more regrouping next month:) Thank you, Hyde, Carlson and Mendez families for the perfect day!


Anonymous said...

What a fun day! Glad you got out of town for a while! Next time you need to take me along.

Katie Blacker said...

boating looks awesome! now that you are back into the swing of things..Chris and I want to find a time to come visit you guys and mess up your schedules again. Im not sure how far we are but we definitely need to see you guys. GREAT pictures, Ash.

NanaBabs said...

Wow that looks fun! Wish we'd have been there, but that might've defeated the purpose of getting back to just your family. Looks great, thanks for the photos!

Karrissa Winward said...

What a fun day!! The visit with your mom looks fun too!

angela said...

Looks like fun! I miss the old days when my family would take the boat out on the lake. In fact, they are taking one out this weekend... boo. Glad you all had a great time!

KevDebKlan said...

It really was a great day! Thanks for all the pictures. I am still ashamed at how sore I am. Would have thought I was in better shape. Now I know!!! It was totally worth it!!!

Roo said...

HOw fun!! Ineed to go to the lake!


soo fun. i'm glad you got to get out and enjoy the water for the day. cute pictures

Stacia Cummings said...

That looks so fun. I think the Cummings family needs one of those days.

Andrea G. said...

Oh! Looks like such fun!! I'm glad you got to have some time of your own too... Although it's a blast having others around, it's so good to get back to basics and find your own routines again.