Thursday, October 29, 2015

Wrenn - Beginning of Aug

These next few (ok, probably like 15) posts will be mostly pictures to catch up to current. There is a ridiculous amount of Wrenn to share (I'm sure you guys don't mind!). She learns new things every day and is just so.darn.cute. It's hard not to snap a quick picture.

Wrenn - beginning of August


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wrenn - 8 months (end of July)

At the end of July, this little one started getting into some things. She found the dog food bowl and was attracted to it like a magnet. She also started sitting up in her crib, which prompted a quick drop of the mattress!

Wrenn at 8 months



Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Mount Mitchell

On our way home from the mountains, we took a scenic ride down the Blue Ridge Parkway and made a stop at Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. The views were breathtaking!



Friday, October 23, 2015

Mountains - Little Bradley Falls

We took a challenging hike to Little Bradley Falls one day while on our mountain vacation. It was treacherous at times, but so worth the effort. It was absolutely beautiful!

We discussed as a family buying a NC waterfall book and making it our goal to visit each one! I am so excited about that. I love being outside in God's beauty with my family. It's my peace.

I absolutely ADORE this picture of L. I need to blow this up huge and frame.


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mountain Gems & Golf

You can't go to the mountains and not mine for gems, even as hokey as it is. The boys love doing this and treasure each little gem they sift out of their bucket of dirt. They carefully compare each tiny sliver of a gem to the gem chart to try to figure out what they've uncovered. They were surprised (and excited!) to dig out an amethyst geode from the bottom of each of their buckets.

We also found a little putt-putt place right next to the river at the base of the mountain. I got a hole-in-one. And Christopher "dadded" the mess out of that green.  :)


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Chimney Rock & Hickory Nut Falls

One day, we visited Chimney Rock State Park and climbed the 26 stories of stairs to the very top of that giant monolith. The panoramic views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure were amazing. After waiting out a rain storm at the top and hiking back down to the bottom, we had lunch in Chimney Rock village. We returned to the park and hiked a beautiful trail to Hickory Nut Falls, which is featured in the movie, The Last of the Mohicans.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Lake Lure

We had dinner on Lake Lure one night. Some scenes from Dirty Dancing, including the staff cabins and the bridge where Baby learned to dance, were filmed there. The lake, with the mountains as her backdrop, was a beautiful spot for a family pic. And proud to report that none of my children fell in!