Well it seems that September and early October have been pretty busy around here! One big highlight of the past few weeks was a 6 day canoe trip we took in September.
We went to a new (for us) lake system, just off the Pickerel River, between Sudbury and Parry Sound. We had a mix of weather, some great so we could go swimming:
And some really rainy!
We also had the usual fun time hanging out together, and occasionally being a bit goofy.
David and I always appreciate the time away as a family. We see less bickering and arguing the longer we are away - the fact that David was giving us daily readings from Ephesians with appropriate comments helped too! All the children worked very hard - from carrying heavy packs over the portages, to helping set up and take down tents, to dishwashing and filtering water. Of course, it wasn't all work and no play! We had some good times playing, drinking tea with cake (guess who that was!) and reading together.
We worked our way through a gripping read-aloud about convoys in WWII - the children wouldn't let David stop at points!
Our last day was the wettest - with rain that got progressively heavier (and a wind that got stronger, or maybe it was just me feeling tired!) as we got closer and closer to the van. By the time we got there, we were all ready for a dry change of clothes. Once dry, with snacks in our bellies, we had quite a feeling of jubilation at our accomplishments and the fun time we had together.