we retreated to a cabin near the lake for our annual family retreat. luke's family began this tradition when he was just a wee tot & now that i have been added to the family, it's my favorite tradition of all- one that we will adopt when we have a family of our own. luke's mother & i dreamed this weekend of one day having the families of all of the siblings gathered together to dream up what that year might hold. for now, though, we snuggle together, all seven of us, to dream & set goals & enjoy each other's company.
we played games (monopoly deal, anyone?), made sushi rolls & had dessert with (almost) every meal. i knitted while luke ordered medicinal herb seeds for our summer garden. we napped & took early morning walks while it was still dark.
what a wonderful year it has been & will continue to be.