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Weekend at Lake Wallenpaupack, Pennsylvania #2..Let it snow..

Haiiiii semua....gimana dengan hari-hari pertama di tahun 2015? 
Mudah-mudahan seru selalu :).

Apalagi sekarang anak-anak sudah back to school...back to work! Semangaaaat...

Untungnya akhir pekan pertama di tahun 2015 menjadi pembuka yang maniiis dan seruuuu buat kami sekeluarga. Wanna know what happened to our first weekend in 2015?

It was jam-packed with fun, endless laughter and great outdoor activities with the kids :).

As I was sharing some stunning morning views and story from Deer Lake at the Lake Wallenpaupack area in Pennsylvania here, we indeed had lovely wintery day last weekend.  

My munchkin and the sunrise...

early morning walk, before the snow came...

We went to Lake Wallenpaupack area with the other 4 families, so it was truly a merry trip :).

After enjoying the sunrise, we had breakfast down stairs with Nasi Uduk, or Indonesian coconut rice, complete with sambal goreng hati or beef liver in chili and coconut milk, fried onion and fresh salad as well as cucumber. Not to forget a jar of sambel roa, a special chili paste adorned with roa fish from Indonesia.

Some of our huge breakfast :)...

I managed to cook them right before heading to Pennsylvania and packed them up in our car :).  All I had to do was warm them up and voilaaa...we all had lovely breakfast that Saturday.

bon appetite everyoneeee...

Then, as rightly predicted, the snow started at around 11 am. The kids were sooo excited, they just couldn't wait for a while until the snow was tick enough for them to play. 

Meanwhile, the lake was fully frozen as well. 

After around 1 hour, we couldn't hold the kids any longer. After making sure that they all dressed properly and warm enough to play the snow,  off they went to the back yard and enjoyed the snow. 

Bo was exploring the area...wanting so much to enjoy his snow slides :)

Look who's having sooo much fun :)

catch meeee...

my big boy :)

Obi and friends were busy 'cooking'...making come snowy cupcakes and plates of snowy food :)

want some, ma? :)

Obi et bebe :)

We also had lovely photo session during the snow :)


more photo session...

getting ready :)

Baby miles and his fans :)

Everyone was happy...look at our cheerful faces :)

Hours after that, time to call it a day and get snug inside the house again.
We had great dinner with rendang, or Indonesian famous spicy beef in coconut milk, and sambal ijo, or green chili. Too bad I didn't take puctures of the those yummy food :). I was so busy eating LoL :p.

Then later that night, everyone was sooo tired but the kids just simply wanted to sleep all together. So they all snugged in the living room and slept peacefully :)

nite, niteee kiddos :)
It was indeed a beautiful weekend...
And spending it with people you love makes it even more beautiful.

I hope it will be a good start of 2015...
Again...have a fabulous new year, peopleeee...

Weekend at lake Wallenpaupack Area, Pennsylvania #1

First weekend at 2015...


Sudah sejak lama kami sekeluarga pengeeen banget liburan yang lucu-lucu di sekitar NY City. Maklum, soalnya cuaca lagi tidak begitu bersahabat alias dingin bangeeet dan kondisi badan juga tidak begitu fit karena masih kemo. 

But the kids are off from school until the 4th of January, so last weekend was the perfect time to have a brief, yet rewarding vacation. Well, technically we have new year's break, but since I had to come tot he office on the 2nd of January and we had friends going back to Indonesia for good during those days, we decided to go to Lake Wallenpaupack area in Pennsylvania on Friday until Sunday.

Lake Wallenpaupack is the third largest fresh water lake in Pennsylvania. Located near the Pocono Mountain, the surrounding areas are dotted with ski resorts and summer camps as well as many recreational centers. Wallenpaupack is indeed an Indian name, which literally means "the stream of swift and slow water," according to wikipedia. And apparently, this lake has been used for the location of the Office, famous TV series, shooting when episode was talking about the staffs' retreat. Hmm...I just knew that :). 

So, off we went on Friday night around 7.30 pm from NYC, heading to Pennsylvania. We had 3 families coming together on that day, so we traveled with 2 cars. Two more families would join us on Saturday morning. 

It was supposed to be 2.5 hour drive. But with 5 kids staying in one car, my hubby preferred to take his time and we stopped in fast food restaurant for quite some time. 

Then we finally arrived at Lake Wallenpaupack area around 11 pm. Pheeew, it was dark already and we had to go "into the woods" to get to our place. We stayed in one of the properties belonged to the office and it has  bedrooms, located by the lake, perfect for our family trip :).

Once we were there, the kids were still in good mood of playing, so we ended up staying late until almost 2 am, enjoying nice conversation, yummy snacks and hot drinks. It was cold that nigh, as the weather predicted that snow would be showering on the next day. Speaking about the snow, the kids were constantly asking about it...saying when can we see the snow? Can we play with the snow? Are we heading to the snowy place? Well, you figure that out :).

After some times, everyone got tired and we all had peaceful sleep that night. When I woke up in the morning, I was really enjoying the beautiful sunrise over Deer lake, which is located right at the backyard of the house. Stunning!

view from our balcony...

can't get enough of it...

What a perfect start of the day...

I noticed that some part of the lake started to freeze. You can see the thin lining of ice on its surface.
the lake started to freeze...
"Well, well...the snow is definitely coming!,"I thought. What a lucky day! 
Just like what the kids wanted :). 
Wanna know what happened next?
Will be right back :)