Friday, August 17, 2012

...begin packing

...for an impromptu trip to Vermont!

Mark has a long weekend this weekend and we are trying to take advantage of this family time before he leaves again next month.

We are super excited to be headed to Lake Champlain for the weekend to meet my brother-in-law, his wife, and my lil' nephew.  We found a rental right on the lake that is big enough to accommodate all of us!

So, in a frenzy, I have begun packing.

And of course baking...because that is what I do when things get crazy.  I add a little more chaos.

Mark's unit has a 'family day' today with several kid friendly activities, a picnic, some team sports, and a pie contest.

Of course I had to enter that...

chocolate cream and lemon meringue

the chocolate cream didn't make it in the contest; we dug into that one.
We've had several new neighbors move in and I decided to bring them some cookies (and make some for our trip):

And of course we needed dinner for the evening:

spaghetti meat sauce

I also made spicy chicken for dinner this weekend and egg salad for lunches.  

I suppose now I should really start packing that is after I put in this last load of laundry.


  1. i don't know how you do it all....

  2. Sounds like fun!!! Enjoy your trip!!!

  3. I must say, I'm a little disappointed. I thought you'd find time to refinish an antique pine dinning room table to donate to an orphanage. Those poor kids will be so sad.