We usually go away for a long Labor Day weekend, but this year, we decided to cancel our plans and enjoy life around home. It is a new stage of life that we have entered with three kids in high school. We decided that it would be best for our youngest, the newest to high school rigors if we did not stress him out by asking him to finish his school week a day early so that we could go to the lake. He also had 7 tests and a paper to write that week. We all agreed that staying close to home was more relaxing.
Of course, we did not just sit around the house. We enjoyed a LONG bike ride with grandparents and a big lunch at a buffet afterward. The next day we took a day trip to the above farm. We met another set of grandparents for lunch and then a stroll through the farm.
Times change. We adapt. We will get up to the lake next month during fall break for my birthday, LORD willing.