I really meant this post to be a thoughtful, well-written recap of our weekend at Heit’s Point, but we just got back from the day-late fireworks show. It’s 11:12 p.m. and I’m just about shot for the day. So, while not well-written, here are a few highlights.
Aaron needed to set up his tent, so Lloyd helped out. Beautiful Cousin Heidi and I were on standby to offer advice and tell them what they were doing wrong.
Everyone there had a cool camera, and it was tough for me not to break their screens so I could just keep them, as is my custom. Lloyd’s sister, Christina, is Chief Photographer. Her daughter, Brittney, has decided to become Chief Knitter.
There was a ton of delicious food, as always, and when it was time to scramble the eggs for Saturday’s breakfast, cousin Whitni broke out the drill and the paint mixer bit. That’s my kinda gal.
Something that did my heart a lot of good was watching some of the kids snap apart a huge dried vine and make a fort out of it. They worked for the better part of an hour building it, then decorating it with weeds, then taking it apart so they could use the sticks as swords or something. That’s Sam and Rachel’s (she comments as Rae) son, Gracen.
Something I don’t have a photo of is bedtime. I selfishly love sharing a cabin with Sam and Rachel because 1) they’re fun and 2) at bedtime there are stories, prayers and songs. This year they didn’t have the books, and Garcen and Anna were a little sad about it. They decided that they would do extra songs. So, while I drifted off to sleep, I heard Rachel say the most amazing prayer with her children, then quietly sing them to sleep with beautiful hymns. I kept thinking – this is what sacred means. Nothing fancy or uppity – just a time set apart for God. It was such a quiet, peaceful time. She’s a great mom. Thanks, Rachel.
Oh, check out the Sommerer Family website, if you’ve got a mind to. Lloyd’s been working on it, and you might like to see a little peek.