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


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


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


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!!}




{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:

{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:


DSC01492 {Aaww}<3


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!




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

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!


"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



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!

Anonymous 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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