Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Our Favorite Place

Everyone has a favorite vacation spot or local place to visit. For us, other than home, Big Bear is our FAVORITE place – our place to get away from it all. More enjoyable than the lake, the hiking trails & the mountain snow, is the TIME that we get to spend together as a family. Up until last year, we didn’t even have cable TV in the cabin. Most of the time we go for a walk, talk and play board games. So, here are just a few reasons we love Big Bear so much!

1. WE GET UNDIVIDED GRANDPA & GRANDMA TIME. {This is the first & best reason. All the others are just icing on the cake.} xoxo

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2. THE BOYS BBQ. Sean works the BBQ with grandpa & little man shucks the corn. {It’s tradition!}

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3. MY MOM PLAYS GUITAR {And sometimes teaches the boys a strum or two.}

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4. WE PLAY FOOTBALL {Well, I TRY. My boys throw perfect spirals and I throw what they call "ducks". I tell them if they can catch a ball I throw - they can catch ANYTHING!!}

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5. WE SKIP ROCKS BY THE LAKE

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{See my previous post on How to Skip a Rock!}

6. And at TWILIGHT, we sit patiently outside and WATCH AS THE BATS START TO WAKE UP:

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{See that little black speck? That’s a bat! They’re kind of hard to catch in a picture but really only cool from that far away anyway.} At some points they were literally flying right over our heads! You would think that was scary, but they leave us alone & just look like birds flying around. Twilight is the prime time for bats since that is when they wake up and hunt their prey. Yes, I am avoiding many Stephanie Meyer references here! {Team Edward!}

This trip we added a few extra activities too.
7. Since I hadn’t seen my parents in a while, WE CELEBRATED MY BIRTHDAY:


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AND…

8. We went to THE CLASSIC CAR SHOW!! I'm not much of a car person but the show was SO MUCH FUN!! Here are just a few of the really awesome cars we saw!

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{Can you tell which one is the prop kid & which one is real??} 


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Those were some amazing cars!! 

It was an all around great weekend {even though I had some car trouble on the way home – but let’s not spoil this post with that!} and we left with a great end cap to a relaxing summer! Are there really only 3 WEEKS LEFT?!?! 
As Sean said “Grandpa, you put the BIG in BIG BEAR.” Until next time Big Bear… we miss you already!


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"Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands." ~Isaiah 55:11-12 <3

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4 comments:

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Reannah! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! It's so much fun meeting new friends here in blogland! :) Looks like you had such a wonderful time full of sunshine and family! Hard to believe that summer's almost over, isn't it? :( Anyway, wishing you a belated Happy Birthday - and hope to hear from you again! :)

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh, and yes - that sign would be perfect for you -- and your blog! :)

xoxo laurie

Jileen said...

Happy Birthday! . I just awarded you the 'versatile blogger' award for that fantastic kitchen of yours! Can't wait to see what you come up with next! http://jileenharkins.blogspot.com/2011/08/versatile-blogger-award.html

Sarah | Coffee and Cabernet said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by C&C and linking up your post. Playing the guitar, skipping rocks -- definitely some of life's "little things!"
I read your kitchen remodel post, too, and -- wow -- that is a fabulous makeover!! Job well done.
I'm glad to be your newest follower. I hope you'll "follow" me, too! All the best!!

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