Monday, May 16, 2011

Weekend Recap + May 16 Menu Plan

Yesterday I mentioned that we had a wonderful (and rain-free!) weekend camping in Ithaca, NY. It's one of our favorite spots to go (you may remember our fun trip last year that I blogged about here). This year, we decided it would be fun to take my parents along with us. We've started this semi-tradition that we go camping together at least once per year.

We had the best time, but instead of me yacking about it, I decided it would probably be more fun to show the photos instead. :)

We arrived Friday afternoon and set up camp. It was a gorgeous day!
Here's my mom and dad with their tent all assembled.

We were feeling pretty ambitious when we got done setting up camp, and decided to take a 4 mile hike at Robert Treman. Everything was so green!

Did I mention it was a rigorous 4 miles?

We also saw a snake on our hike, and me and mom about came unglued!
(The boys, of course, took a photo of it)

One of the most beautiful parts of Ithaca is all the natural, God-made gorges and waterfalls.

On Saturday, we visited Buttermilk Falls . . .

And Taughannock Falls . . . 

Overall, it was such a fun weekend! 
It was so nice to "shut off" for a while and really spend some quality family time outdoors. 


This week, it's back to the grinding mill. We're still working on house projects around here (updates to come soon!), and trying to keep our yard/gardens weed-free. More rain is coming our way this week, so here's hoping we can find some time to get outdoors again real soon.

We're excited about a week full of yummy meals and . . . the best part, Nathan is home every night for dinner! :) 

Monday -- Spaghetti Pie (we've tried this before and it's really yummy!)

Wednesday -- Leftover Night!

Thursday -- Ham, Potatoes and Veggies

Friday -- Ham & Pineapple Fried Rice (we didn't get to make this last week, so we're rolling it over) 

Saturday -- Breakfast Burrito Quesadillas (with our leftover ham) 

Don't forget! If you need more menu plan ideas, check out I'm an Organizing Junkie -- lots of great menu plans are posted each week for Menu Plan Monday!

Have a blessed week!


  1. How lovely! We just discovered our love for camping!Looks like you had a great backdrop!

  2. fun to see photos of your trip! We finally got nice weather yesterday and celebrated FP birthday by visiting the zoo. We're itching to get out and go exploring the parks and natural areas here... and your photos make me want to go now {and not grade these final exams...!}!

  3. Eeek! Snake!
    All of the other photos are beautiful except for the snake.

  4. What a fun and beautiful weekend! Your photos are so pretty...except for the snake! ;)
    And buttermilk falls...that makes me think of something that would be in the South!

  5. looks like a great little adventure! love all the pics (i dont do snakes though)!

  6. Love the pictures - so happy it didn't rain! I'm so glad you had the time away and with your parents - an added bonus.


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