Saturday, August 8, 2015

Our Trip To Athlone

Settling In

Recently, our family took a trip to Athlone, Co. Westmeath, so that we could enjoy a small holiday, as well as attend the very first "Irish Christian Home Educators" conference.  We had a lovely time and felt well rested when we returned home again.  I'll make no mention of the HUGE pile of laundry we brought back with us!

Cooking In The Teeny Kitchen Was A Big Change For Me!

We stayed in a small log cabin, which was simple and cosy.  The kids LOVED it, though they were expecting it to be how they had imagined "Old Man Paddler's cabin" from the Sugar Creek Gang books to be. :)  We were located right on the side of Lough Ree, and could see the water right from the door of the cabin.  It was lovely!

Dylan Is Very Interested In Whittling?Wood Carving Right Now

Welcome! - I'll Take You On A Tour Of Our Cabin...

The Dining Area And Sitting Room

Amy's Room

Mom And Dad's Room.
Notice The Little Nest On The Floor For Abigail?
There Was No Crib Available, And So She Slept Here For Naps
And At Bedtime, Until We Could Be With Her In The Big Bed
- I Was So Worried She Would Fall Out!

Dylan And Meg's Room

The Owner's Old Dog, Often Came For A Visit.
The Kids LOVED Her!

Meg And Sláinte
...Though Our Littles Kept On Calling Her "Slusher"!

Even Though It Was July When We Were There,
We Needed A Little Fire To Keep Us Toasty In The Evening

A Game A "Snap" With Daddy

A New Book + A Fresh Brew = A Happy Girl!

Meg Playing With The Sylvanians

Coming Up Next - A Visit To The Lake...

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