When you are married to a hunter, and you live in Utah, "fall break" doesn't signal a call for a family vacation. It's the weekend that "the hunt" opens. Wives everywhere join their voices of protest, "BOOOO! We want to go to Disneyland!" Ignoring their spouses cries, the men rejoice! The hunt has arrived!
What I have come to appreciate is that Andrew gets to spend this weekend with his Dad and with Henry in a place they love so much. Henry looks forward to it almost as much as Andrew does. Forrest longs for the day when he can join them. Before anyone can think the thought, I want to add that our girls are always invited to go. In fact, Andrew really wanted our entire family there at the cabin. He is a family man through and through, make no mistake.
The girls and I politely declined the invitation.
We laughed out loud when Henry came down the stairs that morning wearing his red suspenders.
He had decided to wear them on his own.
We laughed because Andrew likewise has red suspenders that have accompanied him on many outdoor adventures.
Here are the few photos he sent me while they were gone.
They had the best time.
And did in fact shoot a deer.
Andrew only hunts when he has plans to eat the meat.
And that's exactly what happened.
As for us, we went to City Creek to check out the American Girl store.
Nana Marie came with us too!
We had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory
and also stopped by the Disney store;
something Forrest appreciated a lot more than the American Girl store.
I was pretty obsessed with Lottie's toothless grin.
That weekend I also took the littles to the Dinosaur Park.
Eliza had a birthday party to attend so she missed out.
And to be honest, she didn't care one bit!
Saturday we had soccer games.
Forrest scored TWO goals!
I am glad our boys had a great time hunting but man, I was so happy
when we were back together again.