In fact, when my family went to Disney World back in 2006, all I wanted to do all day was go to the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse. <<(I included a dorky/funny pic of my sisters and I when we finally got to the treehouse for your viewing enjoyment :)) and since my family's
name is Swiss, it only seemed right that I name this post "Swiss Family Speich" (: because it kind of felt like we were this past weekend. My parents have been talking about doing a boat trip as a family for a long time, and my mom even graciously postponed it for after July so I could be there, so it was great that it finally happened. My parents rented a houseboat for the weekend, and off to Lake Vermilion, Minnesota, we went!
Family vacations are funny things. They are mostly wonderful, but also come with their bumps. When you get everyone together in a close space for an extended period of time, there is bound to be tifts.. and there were tifts. We definitely saw each other's good, bad, and ugly, and my mom took a pretty nasty fall on a rock while we were trying to tie the boat up on the first night, but all in all, I am so so grateful for this time I have with my family.. work and school and life aside.. to just be with them.
What a truly wonderful and refreshing time.