Our Fall Staycation

This past weekend, we had plans to go camping to celebrate our 5th anniversary. The day before we were going to leave, we double checked the weather, and found out temps were going to dip well into the ’30s at night. We camp in a tent, and that’s just too cold for comfortable sleeping. And so, we stayed home and enjoyed a little staycation.

We still had a campfire, spent tons of time outside, and ate a lot of junk food, just like we would have if we were camping. But, we took hot showers and slept in our own beds. Essentially, it was the best parts of any camping trip with all of the luxuries of home.

On Saturday, I baked a batch of cinnamon rolls. I used this recipe, and did not regret it.

On Saturday evening, we went down by the river for a campfire and made hobo pies, which are like pizza pockets you make over a campfire. They’re a camping staple for us! We have these hobo pie makers, in case you want to give them a shot.

Hobo Pie Campfire

Whenever the mood struck, we snuggled in and did some reading. I made it through The Happiest Kids in the World (How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids By Doing Less). It was interesting! Then I started The Royal We, and can’t put it down! Julia’s current favorites include (but are definitely not limited to) Little Sleepyhead, Your First Word Will Be Dada, and anything by Sandra Boynton.


To cap off the weekend, we went to the park, ate some ice cream, and went for a quick walk by the lake.

Lake Cadillacstaycation

I love going new places and exploring and seeing new things just as much as the next girl, but spending time at home with my people this weekend was just as good. I am definitely always and forever in favor of travel and adventure. But this weekend changed my tune ever so slightly. Sometimes, it’s less about what you do, and more about who you’re doing it with. It’s less about escaping to somewhere exotic, and more about choosing to enjoy where you are right now. This weekend filled my heart to the brim, and I’m so grateful.

In case you missed it….in defense of the weekend getaway and our super fun trip to the Upper Peninsula

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