Here's part one of our trip, with highlights of our outside explorations and Clint and I's 13th wedding anniversary on December 23rd.
the first thing I did when we got settled was walk to the creek behind the cabin. I stood there by myself and let out a huge sigh of relief. Instant peace!
the first thing the kiddos did when we got here was find a good book from their library and start reading!
Leo in his happy place
Benjamin and Robby enjoyed building blocks together :)
the tree trunks by the creek are curvy and so beautiful looking!
love these mushrooms(?) on this fallen tree trunk
Benjamin and Leo learned how to play chess on this trip
me and my boys on the back porch
the kiddos loved their baths in the antique clawfoot tub
Happy 13th Anniversary to us!
After we put the kids to bed, Clint set out a spread of fancy cheeses, french bread, chocolates, and champagne.
my gift to him, a vintage black velvet blazer. He's been wanting one for a few years, and they are really hard to find! I was able to find this one online, and it fit great! Doesn't he look handsome?
His gift to me, a gorgeous diamond and citrine necklace!
(Citrine is the gemstone for the 13th anniversary)
Here's a better photo of the necklace in the daylight. Isn't it stunning?!
I'll blog again soon about the second half of our getaway, telling you about Benjamin's 10th birthday, our gingerbread house making, and our Little House on the Prairie stockings filled with oranges, candy canes, nuts, and chocolate. :)