Saturday, November 21, 2009


So, as we're smack-dab (does anyone else say that besides me?) in the middle of a busy, typical weekend, I think I should let you know about last week's weekend (last weekend? is that more grammatically correct?).

My sweet husband set up childcare for our kids (which was no small feat, let me tell you!) and booked us a cabin in the hills of Missouri for the weekend. Just to do nothing! I don't know about you, but that sounds heavenly to me ANYTIME, but especially last week!

So, when arriving at the owner's house to get the keys, she offered to upgrade us to a "bigger cabin" closer to the trail Don wanted to ride on, if we promised to only use one bedroom. What??? She must have seen the weird look on our faces and told us that a previous group invited all their friends down once they got upgraded. So we pinky-promised (we can't pinky-swear since we don't swear), got the keys and left.

It was quite dark by then, but we only got a little turned around once. We got there, walked in, and were shocked! It was NOT a cabin, but a 7-bedroom HUGE cottage with a fireplace, a massive wrap-around screened-in porch, and a giant kitchen. Woo hoo! We hit the mother-lode.

We unloaded, explored the whole place (main floor, upstairs, and downstairs), sat down on the couch, then were bored to death! We aren't usually "sit still and do nothing" people. And... we forgot to bring any games (I did bring 6 library books, however)! We finally figured out the TV, though, and CHILLED.

It was a great weekend to relax AND to reconnect with my husband. Sometimes in the busyness of everyday life, we forget to just hang out and enjoy each other. It was awesome!

I didn't take very many pictures because I wore sweatpants and no makeup, and am too vain to take my own picture in that state (really, Darla? I guess this proves otherwise), but I did take a few photos of the view from my phone.

From the front porch:

Part of the screened-in porch:

Can't wait for the next getaway!


Firecracker said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend! Don should talk to my husband :)

Busy Momma said...

It was a great weekend! I think you might have recently had a getaway yourself... called a HONEYMOON? ha. I'll have Don pass on some "pointers," though! :)