My sister and her family went on a mission trip in the Midwest last weekend.
Specifically --- a mission trip to Minnesota.
More specifically --- a mission trip to help family --- in Rochester.
Family that has a long list of things to git done by August 6th.
My sister, her hubby, two of her daughters and a friend of a daughter converged on the cottage to work..... we baked ....
and mowed, and painted
and baked some more
and did some art projects
and laid some brick
did some art work, mowed under LOTS of evergreen trees, put together a wet-saw, cleared out another garage area, hooked up an extra freezer, completed an un-named wedding project, folded napkins and gussied them up a bit, counted LOTS of mason jars, cut suckers around fruit trees, frosted lots of cookies, laughed, talked, swam, hugged, snuggled, talked more, laughed more, and experienced how fun it can be to work side-by-side with each other. Skills and talents were shared and we learned from each other.
We're thinking this might just become a tradition. In the fall, we might head to their place for a family mission weekend --- but not til fall -- or maybe spring. Time to be determined.
We have 4 more weekends until the wedding --- 5 weeks.
Summer is flying by faster than it ever has!