My parents, siblings, and all our little ones (7 grandkids among us 3 siblings) stayed in a cute cabin by a river in north Alabama for 5 days this past week. And it was so nice! It was a very off-the-grid vacation with no cell service...but I actually liked that. We did have wi-fi (which meant at least we could text people who had iPhones too) but we couldn't stream Netflix or anything because of the bandwidth. But that's okay! Here are a few highlights of our trip, in 7 quick take style, with pictures:
It was a short hike from our cabin to the river, and although the water was super low for the most part, it was still fun to wade in!
Sadly, I have no pictures of the canoeing we also did (too nervous about bringing a camera on water!), so here's the next best thing:
birthday money! He LOVED going on "the boat."
Logan and I got to go on a canoeing "date", and he caught a fish! And a tree. And we almost flipped over due to his expert steering skills. But it was fun. ;)
Seriously, I think I'm putting this on the list of requirements for a new house if we ever move. Because, perfection. Sounds of nature + a good book (+ maybe a mojito) = bliss
Well, it's a good thing we brought some games because of the limited technology! And I didn't get any pictures of our Monopoly marathons, but this was happening a few feet away:
This was the only water fall that wasn't dried up (there should have been several along the trails we took), but it was still pretty neat.
Chase was enjoying a little freedom from my back while we took a much-needed break
"Cheeeeeese" (they were proud of their rocks)
I'm pretty blessed to have a family that just really enjoys hanging out together. And I'm super excited we took some cute pictures!
My parents (They're THE BEST, in case you didn't know)
My brother and his family
My sister and her familyKelly at This Ain't the Lyceum for more quick takes!