Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Our Trip to Cultus Cottages

So I thought I’d blog about our trip last week. Some of you may not know but we won a trip through Praise 106.5 to a cottage up at Cultus Lake. It was a beautiful place:) A 2 bedroom cottage (which made the sleeping arrangements a little interesting) with a “treehouse” which consisted of an adult pool, adult hot tub, kiddy pool & kiddy hot tub.

Since Gary worked the first couple days one of our nurses was willing to come up to Cultus to help me out which was great. Then Gary came up at night and was off Wednesday to Saturday.

We spent a lot of time walking around the complex & to Maple Bay. One day we walked to Lindell Beach Store to buy some ice cream but they weren’t open so Gary walked back to grab the van and met us in the Maple Bay parking lot. Then we drove to Coneheads and had some ice cream there. Kyle was so excited but he was done after a few bites since he wanted to go swimming in the pool. So Devon polished off the rest of Kyle’s ice-cream. He was eating mine before that and every time I took a bite, he would get very upset with me. Then when we got back to the cottage we went in the pool and hot tub. Kyle really enjoyed this.

I also read a lot of books. Since our boys still nap for approximately 2 hours it was great to just sit there with a book:) And one night we had Alice & Tim over for a bbq & sat by the firepit roasting smores. Mmmmm….

Before we left on vacation I bought a bubble machine. It was really neat. We added some bubbles to it and sat in the yard & watched the kids have a ton of fun with it. Benjamin kept saying “bubble, bubble”. He was so excited to see all the bubbles.

It was really neat to be able to go on this vacation with the WHOLE family!! Just 4 months ago we were sitting by Benjamin’s bedside wondering if he’d make it and now we could spend time as a whole family doing things we love. It was awesome!

Enjoying some time on the front porch

Picture time:)

Figuring out how to move the car:)

Bedtime stories

Trying to catch the bubbles

Kyle standing right in front of the bubble machine and then wondering why they're all going in his face;)

Benjamin giggling and trying to catch the bubbles

Playing nicely together

Enjoying Kyle's icecream


Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!! Glad you had a great time!!!! :) MPronkFamily

Ruth said...

I was so happy for you when I heard that you had won this little get away! Sounds like you had a great time together as a family making memories :)I love the picture of the boys with the bubbles, very cute!
It's great to see Benjamin looking so happy and able to enjoy time with his brothers :)
Love Ruth

Eileen said...

What a beautiful family:) Looks like EVERYONE enjoyed themselves. Love Eileen and Doug Gunn

Anonymous said...

Glad you could have this time together .The pictures tell it all that you had a wonderful time .Someone really knew that you needed this after what you have gone through. We are very happy for you all .Big hugs love Dad and Eleanore and family .

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a ton of fun! What a miracle after Benjamin's ordeal to be able to spend a week as a family and enjoy each other's company :) You guys are awesome parents and i'm so glad to hear you had a blast!

Laura D.

Michelle Vandepol said...

so sweet :) so happy for u guys. great holiday

Barb Delviken said...

Beautiful Family Pics, you all look so Happy and Benjamin looks so GOOD! So Glad you all were able to get a way for some Family FUN :)