This weekend I got some much needed rest and relaxation at my mama's house. My stepdad built this house 7 years ago, and it's basically a dream cabin. It rests on the bluff and is surrounded by wooded acres, a state park, and multiple waterfalls. When I can, I love to bring girlfriends to the cabin to relax, eat home cooked food, and sleep. This weekend our entire book club was miraculously in town and we left the boys at home and hauled it to the mountain.
It was amazing.
When we walked in Friday night, I was greeted by this basket! Inside the basket were loads of craft supplies and all the letters to Abiella's name. My mom had gotten it all for us to decorate over the weekend.
I loved it!
Since every girl can use an old-fashion sleepover, my mom made us all goodie bags... Yes, goodie bags. Let me just tell you, getting a goodie bag as an adult is way more exciting than it was as a kid. It was filled with candy, kleenexes, and fun-colored nail polish.
I mean seriously...
Friday night we ate chili, got in our pajamas (aka the outfit for our entire weekend) and talked by the fire until we all made pallets on different levels of the house and fell asleep to the sound of the fire crackling on the floor below. (The second floor is more like a loft...) Sleeping on pallets with sleeping bags is seriously the best. Apparently someone even woke up and saw me smiling in my sleep... that's how relaxing it was.
This little guy was a nice face to be greeted by in the morning.
Saturday morning, Elizabeth drove up to meet us with Preston and we all enjoyed our second cup of coffee together on the bluff.
We observed rock climbers on the opposite side of the bluff... (The other side's a state park.)
Kristin, aka The Dog Whisperer, made some new friends.
A few hours later, we took a picture with Elizabeth & Preston before they had to leave :(
After they left, we went on a stroll around the property...
After our walk we started decorating the letters my mom had given me. They turned out so well that I'm going to write a separate post about it.
I mean, they're a.m.a.z.i.n.g.
Some took a mid-day nap... (Don't miss the body on the floor.)
And then right before sunset, a few of us went on a mini-hike to see the falls...
We returned to homemade chicken pot-pie, spinach salad with goat cheese, pears, and poppyseed dressing, and spiced baked apples with oatmeal toppings for dessert. What?!??
Then, we read magazines, listened to music, told stories, and kept feeding the fire.
The next day we enjoyed coffee by the fire, ate huge muffins with fresh fruit and granola, and then packed up and headed home... But not before Zeb got to swing in the hammock with his new favorite.
Thanks Mom for an amazing weekend!!!
We're coming back soon!!