In years past, we have waited for hours to get into a Mother's Day brunch (even with a reservation), went to restaurants on Saturday to avoid the crowds, gone bowling... all fun - usually because of the company. But I think this may have been one of our best Mother's Days since I have been blessed enough to qualify!We had a lazy weekend in Dallas (Oregon, not Texas) at the In-Law's house (Jan and Ken Frederic). It is a beautiful place to go, every visit feels like a vacation, the kids got to play, we shared incredible meals and I watched my children enjoy themselves....
what greater gift can a mom have?!
We were also fortunate to get to spend the day with Grandma Morgan - Shane's maternal Grandmother - She's a legend! An awesome woman of God, INTENSE prayer warrior, wonderful conversationalist, adoring grandmother, so loving.... I could go on.
She has 4 children, 2 step children, 16 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. (I think my count is correct?!)
The Frederic abode is a comfy house, full of comforts, wood burning stove... always buzzing with visitors. People will stop by just to say hi. (Like Grandma and Grandpa Frederic -Ken's parents, Oscar and Betty - sweet people!)
The 3 acre property sits along the Little Lukimute River.
There is Louie... a Dalmatian- Mastiff mix, as gentle as any dog I have ever seen.
There are rock piles to play in.
Almost all year round, there is always something yummy to pull from the ground or a tree and eat. The kids really enjoyed the rhubarb.
Noah got to help Ken pull weeds out of the area that is going to be made into a pond. He loves to work with Grandpa!
Shane got to ride on the tractor, his Mom says its fun - like therapy for her.
Zak and Hannah helped.
It was a great weekend. No one wanted to leave to come back home.... not one of us...
I'm really looking forward to our next trip down - Hannah's Birthday is May 31st and we'll spend the weekend at Grandma's, per Hannah's request.