Tuesday, October 19, 2010

unplugged 2010...

the boys just had fall break,
so i planned a mystery getaway...
even michael didn't know we were going
anywhere until the night before!
when we left the next day i drove and
listened to all four of them try to guess where we were going.
it was all kinds of fun for me...
 we arrived at beautiful lake guntersville state park
and everyone was so excited we hopped out of the van
and immediately took some pictures :)
as we drove into the park we were greeted by mr. buck... 
and we were blessed to see this sweet fawn with her mommy!
 
 my goal was for the five of us to
spend some time away together with no distractions.
actually even get a little bored...
we stayed in what i will call a "rustic" cabin
that met all of our needs...

we did a little hiking...
practiced skipping rocks... 

 went for a ride in the kayak... 
 made a new friend the kids called "nutty"
 made some yummy smores...

got a little messy... 
rode our bikes and scooters...

 experienced elation on a nearby merry go round...




and best of all enjoyed our uninterrupted time together...
our sweet weekend was fun and relaxing,
but we didn't have time to get bored...
i'll have to save that goal for unplugged 2011.

4 comments:

Amanda said...

Wow...that is so awesome! I love your creativity and initiative. You are an inspiration. I would love to be able to pull that off some day!

libbysmom said...

LOVE IT!!!! What a creative and ambitious mom you are. So glad it was a success.

Allison said...

you did a great job! such a fun/creative trip!! Looks like it was really fun!

Langleys Mom said...

Yay!! Love everything about this! So glad you'll had some great bonding time! Hope to pull this off one day too! xo