September 9, 2009

Mountains of Fun

We've been on the:

Hubby was thrilled about his first visit here:
It was a tender moment to share with him.;) He was a sport and let me peruse. I returned the favor at the gi-normous hunting store we visited next.

Our Labor Day weekend was stretched into a beautiful 4 day mini-cation here:

It has taken me 2 full days to get back into the swing of things because I keep dreaming of this:

We got our exercise on a nice long hike. With 11 people, we didn't even have to worry about bears. I am sure they were scared of us. Especially when the grown-ups broke out singing "Desperado" at full volume, which led to the great debate over which version is best, The Eagles or Karen Carpenter. Please discuss.

As I face my mountains of laundry and dirty bathrooms, I will ponder these sweet memories:
Have a beautiful day!


Julie @ Sweet Chaos said...

That water looks so crisp & clean! Sounds like you had a great time with your family. Those are the trips that make the memories to last a lifetime!

The Lord Family said...

Karen Carpenter did "Desparado"? Meh...I'm sure the Eagles version was much better.

Ah, memories there.

Loved the pics from the mountains. It looks so peaceful and refreshing!

Amber said...

Looks amazing and restful.

And it's The Eagles.
No question.

Kellie said...

Great getaway! :)

My favorite version of "Desperado" would be the Eagles.... classic. :)

Joy for the Seasons said...

Wow...Karen Carpenter sang Desperado??

Suz said...

I vote the Eagles!
What sweet memories.

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Glad I'm not the only one who didn't know Karen Carpenter sang "Desperado". Boy I sure felt some teenage angst in singing along with the Eagles, on full blast of course!

(Although there was plenty of other angst to be had when I sang songs by the Carpenters)

Excuse me while I go pull out my Eagles Greatest Hits CD and start crooning ;-)

Anonymous said...

I believe we live in a word where there's room enough for The Eagles AND Karen Carpenter.

That place looks amazing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!! Told you the Eagles, Gretchen! :) Love, E

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, and the bears weren't scared of the 11 of us, they were scared of the whistle. For sure. ;)

Mom said...

Well, since you grew up on the Karen Carpenter version, I have to vote for that one. Love all these pictures! I'm so glad you all had a great weekend.

Carpool Queen said...

Eagles, baby, all the way. And I was at Hobby Lobby just yesterday!!!! Loved it.

Michelle said...

Oh my, looks like you had an amazing time on your it was so nice to get away! I definitely vote for The Eagles :) My husband & I saw them in concert just a few years time!

Enjoy a fabulous weekend!
~Michelle :)

Tracey said...

Gorgeous pictures! And I think I recognize that little blonde boy.. :)

Great friends are some of God's richest blessings!

Just to let you know..I think it took everyone a few days to get over the holiday. The shock that summer was over was enough to slow me down this week!

Have a wonderful weekend..

p.s. your last 'hiccup' comment on my blog was hilarious..thanks for the laugh!

Cathy said...

Never been to Holly Lobby...what is it?

LOVE the water pics!

And Eagles. Didn't even have to think twice.