Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Mountain Bliss


We were so fortunate to have spent a long weekend in this lovely, cozy little cabin in Idyllwild , courtesy of a very generous family. What a way to get~away! Oh the bliss of no obligations other than the basics, warm food and drinks, keeping the fire going, and spending quality time with your family. I just loved doing what I call, "tuning out"..... from the TV, the Computer, the Blackberry, the constant driving! There is much to be said about living a simple life, and that is what we did for 3 days. It was just so peaceful and relaxing, not to mention, quiet. There was also, fun to have, fun in the snow that is ! Chloe and Blake got to experience their first snowfall, first time waking up to a winter wonderland, first time sledding, first snow angels, and first snowman built. For Alan and I, we got to remember what it was like for us growing up in Michigan Winters. As much as I love Sunny Southern California, it was really a treat to have a change in weather...just two hours away and we were in the mountains with snow.

This is what it looked like as we woke up on Sunday Morning..


Snow Pants...I forgot about those...


Sledding...


Keeping warm...we did a lot of this...


Some great reading...one of the many cabin amenities


Chloe and I learned to crochet...Blake is helping to...


A Weekend Get~Away, so very good for the soul... Thanks Annie !
More images here.

6 comments:

lydiafdc said...

Awesome...it really is so great for the kids to tune out (and the parents too ;)

daleth said...

Oh, everything looks so cozy!

erica said...

lucky you! Idyllwild can be such a magical place....especially with snow and a cozy cabin!

Louise said...

What a gorgeous place. Isn't it nice to just sit cosy and do a bit of crochet or something. Lovely!

Paida said...

Owl at home! OMG I love that book so much. Perfect book for a mountain get away.

So glad you had a great time. Yes the simple life get away is a must. When E. and I were on our Mexico trip in Oct. I looked around our little palapa and thought, "do I really need more than this?" Nope. (well besides from our kids who weren't w/ us....)

Love all your photos.

ma and pa otter said...

Your family is so great...but you know that!
love all the pictures!