These days we're all so busy, going in so many directions, it can be hard to stay connected. So Gerhardt's family decided they needed a weekend getaway for the whole gang. We wound up going to "Icicle Falls" (Leavenworth, WA), my favorite fun spot. And we did have fun! My sister-in-law Susan had a myriad of activities planned for us, including making a family tree. There was a lot of sitting out back and singing, many a ping pong war, a croquet championship game, a baby shower, some songwriting and, of course, some shopping.
Three of us visited Kris Kringl, the famous Christmas shop in town. And I came away with a couple of adorable candy cane ornaments... which I'll be giving away this holiday season when CHRISTMAS ON CANDY CANE LANE comes out. As you can see by the pictures below the boys didn't get as into the shopping as we did, but we rewarded them later with Schnitzel at Dukes and Drakes.
The weekend was a success and we're talking about doing it again. I'm up for that?
How about you? What does your family do to stay connected?