Last night we had the cousins come for dessert and Max went to hang with his boy cousins and the girls, Dave and I watched Pride and Prejudice ‘til late in the night. Today we get to swim and BBQ.
In the meantime, I realized I never posted this recap of a trip to the mountains at the very beginning of the summer.
Happy Labor Day!We feel so grateful to escape from the craziness of life in the desert every so often and hang with our good friends at their ranch in the mountains.
The highlight of the trip this time for the little boys was the crawdads. Wow, these boys sure found a bunch of them.
They even took it upon themselves to cook a few and actually eat them.
Gross. Very gross if you ask me but boy, they were sure happy about it (excuse the pun:)
This trip we took the time to head up to a watering hole to swim.
The kids found a place to cliff jump and ate that up. They started small:
…and then went higher.
It was all fun and games to watch until I asked my friend why she didn’t do it (she had her swimsuit on ready to go). She told me she’d jump if I did.
I don’t know why things like that get me going, but right when she said that my heart started pumping and I knew I had to do it.
We got up the gumption after a little pep talk from each other and the kids.
…and then we went for it. (yeah that was my workout clothes…didn’t come very well prepared for a cliff jump)
Man, sometimes I love a little jolt like that.
Other parts of being at the ranch:
Late night games:
Tuckered out after a long day.
We do a lot of cooking and eat so well up there. Each family takes turns making a big meal for everyone.
So grateful for such good friends…and such a beautiful way to soak in the beginning of the summer.
That looked like so much fun! Not sure I could have done a jump like that. Good for you!
That looks super fun! Enjoy your Labor Day weekend! Also, i had a question for you, what kind of camera does Elle have and what lens does she usually use? I am starting photography and ove all your and her work. Thanks!
Is this cabin up in Christopher Creek? My parents own a cabin up there and my dad's late cousin owned the cabin right next to our family's. They invited us over once or twice to hang out and I think this is the same cabin. I could be wrong, it just looks very familiar. Looks like so much fun!
What gorgeous photos, that looked like one amazing time!
Oh wow! You must all be so grateful for such wonderful friends and the opportunities thatcome with that 🙂
This summer is the first time I jumped off a cliff. I'm with you – I love little jolts like that every once in awhile! Is that The Train Game? I just played that this summer and loved it. Have a great week!
Where is this cabin? I'm looking for a location for my family reunion. Does this cabin rent out or is it privately owned?
Becky, it is privately owned and they don't rent it out. I know, it would be an awesome place for a reunion!
Jaclyn, yes it's the Barney's ranch. Small world! And Amy, I think the game is called "Ticket to Ride" but I never got the chance to play it.