A Wonderful Day

Last Friday we had an amazing family day.  Victoria did not have school and Gabe decided to take a day of vacation.  He never takes vacation to stay home, we are always traveling but he had some extra days.  There were things, of course, that needed done around the house but we decided to have a nice morning together as a family.  Gabe made yummy belgian waffles with strawberries for breakfast.  They were so tasty.  Then we went to Neenah to my new favorite store, The Mom and Pop Place, for storytime.  Ellie, Rhys and I go there every Friday.  They read stories, do an art project and then play with all kinds of toys.  There is a little cafe so mom can enjoy a drink and snack.  It was fun to have Victoria and Gabe join us for this outing.  I think Ellie was a little confused why they were invading on her turf.  After storytime, we took a brisk walk across the foot bridge in Neenah.  The foot bridge was an old train bridge that went from Neenah to Menasha.  They converted it to a foot bridge.  It was really nice but very cold that morning.  We came home, had a quiet lunch and began the chores for the day while the kids napped.  I headed to Madison that night with all the youth for a youth convention.  As we were driving there I reflected on how truly blessed I am to have such a wonderful family.  I am so thankful that we took time to just hang out with one another and not worry about what needed to be done.  As always, here are some pics from the morning!+ IMG_1523 IMG_1522 IMG_1524 IMG_1525 IMG_1526