Tahoe 2016

Happy Memorial Day! We just got back from spending two nights in Lake Tahoe with 4 other families. 10 adults & 11 kids in 1 house all together? Could have a been a recipe for disaster but I’m happy to say that it was a really fun and memorable trip together.

This was the first real “trip” that J & I have taken with our kids since D was born. If I’m being honest, I was not really looking forward to this weekend away. Partly because I’m a true homebody and don’t enjoy traveling, partly because I’m an introvert and the thought of being surrounded by all these people (even though they’re people I adore!) intimated me, and partly because I was scared of how my kids would do sharing one room with us.

You guys, my kids did AMAZING. I almost want to say that out of the 5 total families, my kids slept the best …? I say that because they went to bed early and they also didn’t wake up very early or wake up during the night. I think the Lord was being really gracious to us while we were up in Tahoe because neither of my kids are usually good at keeping up with their sleep habits when we’re not at home.

All in all, I think my point is that I’m really glad that we went. It was a crazy time with all the kids running around but there were some fun memories made and I think it was a good opportunity for me to step out of my comfort zone.

We all arrived at different times on Saturday afternoon and just hung out at the cabin, letting the kids run around the backyard and through the house. Two of the kids we were with had a birthday recently so we all celebrated that with a pizza party on Saturday night.

Sunday was our only full day in Tahoe and we knew we wanted to go for a hike in the morning. We chose a beautiful 2 mile (round trip) hike and I was SO proud of E. She walked the entire thing without complaining AT ALL. It was an inclined slope with lots of rocks and steps and she just kept trucking along like a trooper. Hubby ended up having to do the hike with D on his shoulders the whole time (OMG!)

After the hike we were all so exhausted. We went back to the cabin and let the kids watch a DVD while the husbands all went to play basketball together. Since it was Sunday, we ended the night with a really simple worship service at home … Which really just means the kids sang Jesus Loves Me and we read a couple of Bible verses together. E hadn’t napped after the hike and she was so tired that she fell asleep in my arms during “church”. J wanted me to wake her up so that she could sleep at bedtime but I couldn’t bring myself to do it! She looked so cute asleep in my arms and I couldn’t even remember the last time she’d done that!

After the kids went to bed, the adults stayed up and ate so many bad snacks while playing Mafia. It almost felt like we were in college again hahah!

Today, we all just got ready and packed up our gear. All the families were loaded up and on their way back home by 10 am. We stopped by McD on the drive back and I noticed that D & J were dressed in matching colors. So adorable I just had to snap a pic of them.

Random but funny story: When we got home, Emmy was using our master bathroom and J walked in. He asked her if she was pooping or peeing and she said “Poop. It’s not my best work.”


Who is this funny little girl and where does she learn to say things like that??! HAHA.


  1. SHANNON July 9, 2016



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