Sunday, June 14, 2009

Meanwhile, back at the ranch.

Welp folks, we're home and dang happy about it.

We had a great time at family camp and now, to be perfectly honest, kinda need a vacation from our vacation.

We rode horses, laser tagged, hiked, and floated down the river on inner tubes too small for my bottom.

I've thought a little about how my request for larger inner tubes would read...

"Dear Sir,
Would you please purchase inner tubes made for people who eat every bit of your delicious food at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Including dessert. And who may, or may not on occasion, partake in a Choco-Taco from the snack bar.
Thank you for your consideration.
Someone who wants to float down the river and not be reminded of how much he or she has eaten on this trip."

We did eat our fair share of Choco-Tacos, which are basically ice cream stuffed waffle cones shaped to look like tacos.

I guess, in all honesty, the ice cream cone and taco are interchangeable in terms of nutritional value so it's not like anyone's trying to pull a fast one.

We did take this precious shot of our whole family just before we saddled up. It would have possibly had Christmas card potential if I had only remembered the many, many benefits of a little make-up.

Our trip was so much fun and we're so thankful for the opportunity to get out of town for a few days and have a little time to reconnect. We all made new friends and were even able to reconnect with some old one's we hadn't seen in a long, long time. I Love how the Lord orchestrates every detail - which makes me wonder about the inner tubes.


Karin Katherine said...

So glad you had a great time. And now for the unpacking! I often wish that someone came home from your vacation with you to unpack and put everything back in order.

Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

Looks like you guys had fun! Now have fun with all the after vacation laundry. :)

Henley on the Horn said...

What a precious picture! Welcome back. We have missed you. I'd get right on that inner tube thing... if it felt small to YOU, it must be terrible for the rest of us out here!!!

Sue said...

That is a great shot of the family. When you mentioned about no makeup which prevents the Christmas card potential I thought, "what about photo-shopping some make-up on?" lol Can you imagine ;-)

Glad you had fun and are home safely. Those Choco-tacos sound rather yummy!

Candy said...

With or without make-up, you are beautiful! Use the pic for the Christmas card and think of the hours and stress saved in late November or mid-December!

Welcome home. We missed you!

Nanny & Bunty

LoLa said...

Love how that last line pulls it all together.

Jen said...

I LOVE Choco-Tacos!!

Becca said...

haha i love your letter! :-) and the family shot is great!

Cole said...

Great picture of the group!

Staci said...

You and your precious family bring a smile to my heart!

Caroline said...

Melissa, loved these pics of your sweet family! Welcome home! Loved seeing you yesterday!