Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday Snapshot {Mountain Views}

Ni Hao Y'all

We live on the coast.  Going to the beach is.....well, pretty much par for the course.  Now, going to the mountains?  That's a rare treat!  Something that might happen once a year for this gang.  But, we have been blessed with some relatives that built a cabin.  A CABIN, y'all.  And a wonderful one at that.  And they are selfless, these relative.  They offered to let us use the cabin.  Free of charge!  Just come.....and then go.   Oh! My!  So the real blessing, is having people like this to call family!

It was quite the treat. 


There was really indoor plumbing, but they have this to scare you when you drive up! 
What a hoot watching Lizzie's face when she saw this in the high beams the night we pulled up!

The rest of the trip looked a lot like this view from the back deck!

And this!

It was very relaxing and gave us a chance to wind down, as a family, from all the adoption stress.

 NOT that I would trade adoption stress for......ummmm, non-adoption stress?

Point is, we just needed a get-a-way.

The area we were in, Black Mountain is very quaint.

There is a nice town with cute shops and very little traffic.

We spent one whole day just meandering around the lazy town.

Enjoying the shops and food and KILWINS!
I know!
It has everything!

Even packs of goofy little kids......oh no, wait.....those are mine!

We window shopped.  I liked this window!

And there was a moose sighting!
Although.....I think we are a little too south for moose {meese? mooses?}.

Time was also spent in the cabin.
Because y'all, this cabin ROCKED!

We also enjoyed all that the Blue Ridge Parkway had to offer in the way of fall-ish sights!

So even if  our summers are crammed full of crazy, we had some lazy days of fall!

And it was just what this family needed!


Annie said...

Beautiful pics! Looks like you all had a wonderful time!

Monica said...

Gorgeous photos! Wish we had some relatives with a cabin...looks like just the thing to ease away the stress.

Kristi said...

Oh, the parkway in leaf season! What a treat. I would love for our family to get up to the mountains for a weekend...
Glad you were able to unwind together as a family!