Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Weekend Away

This past weekend we went away with another missionary family to their lake cottage. I’ve mentioned them before as being instrumental in making us feel at home here. It was a much needed break and the views were breathtakingly beautiful.

The last few months have been a whirlwind. We have been preparing for the trip here which included getting visas, Kasen’s passport, doctor’s appointments for immunizations and prescriptions, etc., etc. Kai also took his licensing exam (and passed!!) which is months of preparation in finding just the right patients. He also had been working hard to fulfill all the requirements for graduation so we could leave for the last quarter of dental school. As soon as we get back home we’re heading out on another trip, then immediately after is graduation, and then we'll be packing up our home.

Needless to say, the stress has been mounting for several months and this little getaway made us feel recreated and back to normal again. We canoed, hiked, took the speedboat out on the expansive lake system, talked, laughed, had wonderful food, great company, and great times!

Some of the pictures in the last post were from this weekend away, but here are a few more.

The cottage, the lake, and the front yard. It was so beautiful!
Great friends already!
First night at dusk
The front yard

Kasen had a huge playground
This was an old house in severe disrepair and I fell in love with the natural beauty of the ruins.
The "hallway"
A broken wall revealing 4 separate rooms
Can you see the intricate web?
The house next door
Bananas (also in the background of the picture below)
The best BBQ chicken...yum!
Chef Jacque and Chef Peter ;-)
My 2 favorite guys
Throwing rocks is extremely gratifying.
Boat rides and tubing


  1. I don't know if I've seen a lake more blue!! GORGEOUS
    And caught a little line: "packing up our house".....does that mean that you are not staying in this area?! (sniff, sniff)

  2. Found your blog and recognized Peter Delhove - tell him hello from Ed and Lynda Hurlow in Michigan --- we went to school together!!! Have a great time.

  3. What an awesome getaway spot! Glad to see you're having such a fabulous time!