Friday, September 28, 2012

Grandchildren's Treasure Hunt

The Grandchildren's Treasure Hunt took place at the cabin over Labor Day weekend. After getting their party invitations in the mail (one for each) the girls were beyond excited. It was a "40th Birthday Party" for the cabin. My mom, as usual, outdid herself.
There was candy and hunting!And the prizes and treats were adorably cabin related.
Both of my big girls got to read.
The kids put on the 40 candles and loved blowing them out for the cabin!
It was a wonderful memory and a magnificent time with the family.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


We've taken quite a few trips to the cabin this summer and early fall. They are, as always, a heavenly escape. One of our favorite discoveries was the warm, slow river in August and the fantastic swimming hole! The girls still can't stop talking about it! It was so beautiful and so much fun that I took way too many pictures!
Hanging on the fallen tree at the swimming hole!
Deep, smooth, calm water that was perfect for swimming.
Eliza wasn't so into swimming...she liked throwing rocks!
Eliza also conquered the zipline. The big girls love it so much that our determined little 2- then 3-year-old had to join in. It was a process, but by our last trip up there, she was grinning her face off while flying down the entire length!
Step 1 for Eliza: Ride down with Daddy holding her the whole way.
Step 2: Short distances from Daddy to Mommy. These got progressively longer each trip up to the cabin.
Step 3: Flying down from the very top just like her big sisters. Check out that grin! She smiled like that every time, the whole ride down.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Missy's Wedding

My sister's only daughter (for whom I threw the retro shower) got married in August. It was a beautiful reception. I took lots of pictures of the event and I am sharing too many. I also did a ton with the food - made cookies and kept the food (of which there was so much) at the reception going well and beautifully.
Other people also grabbed the camera.  So there are tons of pics of the family.  Super special.  And, yay for digital!!

And, I tried to get pictures of things others would miss. It was fun and exhausting. But, my sister and my niece were happy and that's what matters. Oh, and seeing family was heavenly!!