We were supposed to go camping this past week (a gift from some friends-remember my earlier entry?) But the forecast was pretty nasty-looking (tornado watches, high winds, hail, lots of rain…) and so some friends from church offered us the use of their cottage on a lake in Kettle Moraine. We gratefully accepted their generous offer, and got to work changing menu plans and packing! The cottage was so nice to be in and had everything I needed for the few days we were there…all I had to pack was our clothing and food! Well, the first afternoon it drizzled. And that was it. It was a beautiful weekend, no rain, no tornadoes, no hail, just beautiful weather…. I wonder why God has us change our plans, but I may never know. We enjoyed most of the weekend together. On Friday evening, our son with asthma problems had a flare-up (we think a reaction to mildew) and so he and I spent the next couple of days back in town…meeting up with the family on Saturday afternoon for lunch at our favorite family restaurant and a movie at the theatre (BIG treat). On Sunday night we ended our vacation with arm wrestling matches, which were SO much fun…it is so good to laugh! While the vacation was much different than what we expected, it was a lovely time away…time to be together…enjoy the beauty of autumn as we drove to and from town…a time to breathe. Thank you, Lord, for this gift from you!