We were invited at the beginning of the week by one of our pastors and great friends at church to go along with them and two other staff families to a "cabin" in Boone, NC. We were so excited for the chance to get away as a family, have some fun with friends and see the mountains in the fall....all very exciting things. It's always a challenge to pack for a baby/toddler because even if you are only going one night you need all the things you would need if you were going for 10 nights. But we did it and we left at about 3pm on Friday afternoon. The drive is about 2 1/2 hours and as I have said before Clare doesn't LOVE car rides...she's not bad, she just doesn't sleep or relax. We had a pretty good trip and when we got there it was just getting dark. I was the last one to get out of the car, I got Clare and she looked at me and threw up everywhere...didn't we just do this last week?!?!?! I have no doubt it was a mixture of the long car ride, the altitude and the winding road that created this little problem.
Another couple that was with us has a little boy and it was so fun to watch Clare and Caleb play together. He's about 10 months older than her and they had some very funny conversations. The cabin was absolutely beautiful and of course so was the view. We had dinner together sat by the fire played games and just had a great time. I am so proud to announce for the first time since she was a newborn we slept in the same room as Clare and all was well. She slept til about 7:15 the next morning and we were feeling like the trip was a great success! The weather was beautiful and we are so thankful that God provides us these great little blessings in the middle of life!