March 16, 2010

Over the river...

and through some gorgeous woods...we've been spending Spring Break at Grandma and Grandpa's home.  We call them "Oma" and Opa".


And it's really a cabin-esque house they built in the sprawling hills of Arkansas that sits right on the river.  So we literally went over the river and through the woods.  And can I tell you?  It's so peaceful here.  My Lord.


Anton's sister lives close by with her husband and two kids, so we've been spending lots of time just hanging around...with lots of kisses and baby hugs...and baby toes to adore...




And Anton's been where he feels most comfortable...La Kitchen of La Cabin in La Woods


...and feeding us some amazing meals, so between he and his mother (the former caterer - GASP!)  let's just say we're well fed up here in the mountains.





Quint is having a ball with his cousins and his Auntie...
 
 




and a certain adorable little girl cousin had the pleasure of announcing to the entire family upon meeting Keira "WHEW!  I finally have a girl cousin..."


 ...and of course, there is the Quality Time between a little boy and the Daddy who he parts with far too much during the school year

It's just good to be here and to be resting a bit.  We're cocooned in the Ozarks and loving it. And let's admit it - who doesn't love to see their kids covered in smooches and squeezes all day by adoring family members?  Who doesn't?

Frankly, I'm just happy to be surrounded by girls and adult conversation...


The best part of it all besides the good company, good food, and amazing scenery all day?  After the kids go to bed it's a game of cards for the girls, dessert, and a steamy cup of coffee...decaf of course.  We mountain people still need our beauty rest...

Back Thursday

7 comments :

Cora said...

How rejuvenating!
Enjoy

Lynn said...

Looks so peaceful! Enjoy:)

Larry H said...

Can we come over?!

The Gang's Momma! said...

Okay, so I know I'm supposed to be oogling and gahhing over the adorable baby pics, and believe me, I am.

But that kithcen?! OMIGOSH. I'd never, ever, ever leave. They'd have to bury me in the backyard with my spatula. That place is ROCKIN'.

And a MAN in the kitchen?! Girl, you are a blessed, blessed woman. Cute babies, gorgeous hubby, amazing vacation, and that kitchen?! Seriously - hope it's all makin' up for the hard days you've had :) You deserve it.

Renea Lynch said...

Someone else turned me on to your blog and I must say I'm absolutely in love with your little family and the honesty and love conveyed in your posts. Enjoy your time in the Ozarks! =)

Kim said...

LOVE the photos..
Looks like my kind of fun..
RELAXING in the hills..
soak it all up my friend..
Loveya..

Holly said...

I do realize you traveled the globe for your kids, but man are they ever the cutest kids on this planet? Hugs and kisses to those sweet cheeks! Enjoy the getaway!