For my birthday Eric gave me a weekend at our brother-in-law's cabin. I could have gone by myself (extremely tempting) but I kind of like having Eric around, so I took him too. It was sooooo good.
Driving there, we saw a gorgeous sunset. Through the slightly sparse trees, the sun was blocked enough that we could look directly at it - a great round glowing ball sinking over the horizon. Not 5 minutes later, on the opposite horizon, the moon retaliated actions. It looked the same size as the sun - huge - but a muted glowing pink that slowly rose. Eric commented that if we were on a rise, we probably could have see the edge of one going down while the edge of the other came up. It was amazing.
The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
The Bible by God (totally non-fiction)
a journal from Marlo (sniff, sniff.... I miss her)
the movie Defiance.
Good stuff people.
When we got home and went to pick up the kids, they made it clear that they did not want to come home (I didn't have the heart to tell them that I didn't want to come home either). They had a very good time. They had just went outside to work on a snow fort (built with "bricks" from packed down ice chipped off from the driveway!). We figured we'd join in with the fort building. And while I thought I would have rather been snuggled up reading more good books, that was a pretty fun way to end our time!