Few things are as synonymous with childhood as a swing hanging from the branch of a tree. My two can’t get enough.
Arlo is looking like such a little boy these days. It’s bittersweet that there is hardly any “baby” left to be found in my baby.
My mother’s backyard. I love walking around back here - every corner reveals something whimsical and thoughtfully placed. We spent most of time just soaking it all in.
Paddle boarding with the kids at Lake Lure.
Trying to be like all of my yoga friends doing headstands on paddleboards with ease in my instagram and facebook feeds. My reality: I fell off a lot. Ate it real good a couple times. I’m going to blame it on the fact that there were so many waves from passing boats that it felt nearly impossible to find my balance. (yeah…sure… that’s the reason)
Mama and Peg bought some sort of little packets that changed the color of the fire to blue and green. The kids loved this little bit of “magic”.
Exploring the tipi in the backyard. This simple shelter has opened up a world of curiosity about the First Nations, Native American culture, and our own family history with the kids. (Our favorite book right now is D is for Drum)
Despite it being July, the cool mountain temps allowed us to enjoy a campfire every day.
Watching the Gerton, NC fireworks display from the neighbors front yard. Arlo would shout with joy after the big ones!
We went in search of a local creamy that we have passed signs for many times over the last year. A few back road turns and our search lead us to Looking Glass creamery. All of their cow and goat cheeses are made from milk from local dairies. The coconut chevre was amazing. I took home a jar of their goat’s milk carmelita sauce and mama bought cheese curds that we snacked on all afternoon.
There’s just something about a long cabin. It’s always so relaxing and retreat-like to visit Mama & Pegs home in the woods.
We have a little fisher-girl on our hands. Everly has been practicing her cast with Brent in our yard for several weeks and after Mimi put a worm on her hook, Everly cast her own pole into the pond and hooked a fish minutes later. Over the course of thirty minutes, this girl caught six brim on her own!
My sweet blue eyed boy enjoying a smores by the campfire on our last night.