Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Family Vacation ~ Awesomeness

We've just returned from three nights in the mountains with our kiddos and grand kids.
I'm exhausted but with a smile on my face and a happy heart!
We rented a home up in Julian, an hour from home.
Like most Mom's I just wanted sometime with as many of us together as I could get.

In preparation for the trip Khloe and Ellery let me help them make brownies and peanut butter cookies!

As soon as we arrived at the house we unpacked went into town for lunch and returned
to sample the baked goods...

 Then is was into the swimwear for a dip in the pool. 
These two can spend
many hours in a pool!

Beans trying on her new goggles :-)
Roo with her new pool toy...taste test?
 The oldest three cousins would not arrive until late the first night, 
which was not a good thing according to these two. 
They love being with their cousins!

Now for a peak at this fabulous location we found.

Back side of home

View out back...

Back porch, with screened in porch through that door..

Back porch

Loved the front porch 

Neighbors across the road :-)

Rooms above garages


Screened in porch


Master bath

Formal dinning room

One of the guest rooms

Laundry room

Stairway down to kitchen

Formal Dinning room...
Patio area


Family Photos

Ellery and Khloe


DIL Katie

Ellery playing bean bag toss

Joseph (hard to get a photo without his eyes closed) :-)

Worn out Khloe and Daddy

Bocce ball

Daughter Jackie and Grand Aubrie

Ellery and Momma

Aubrie in search of rabbits...

Namaw and Roo

My crazy daughter in law Katie

Follow the leader

Said bunny....

An after nap hug...

New leader :-)

My oldest grand Julia and youngest Ellery

Ev and Gavin

My girl Jackie and I .

Son Mike throwing Beans in the air, regardless of that face she liked it, I didn't.........

Julia, Jackie and Ev

Julia and Ellery

Aubrie and Gavin

Ellery, Julia, Gavin

Mike and Katie

Pa and Katie

Mike, Katie and Joseph

Gavin, Ev and Aubrie

Men talk....

Aubrie and Ellery

Bob aka Buster Jackie and Joseph

Sweet Beans and Nam

Game room was a hit!

Jackie and Ev in relax mode....then came Khloe...

Where is  Roo?? Hiding behind Uncle Joseph...

Gavin and Khloe

Khloe, Ellery, Julia and Gavin

Grands minus 3

Sweet Roo


Daughter Jackie

Beans hosted her first Tea Party ~

Fell asleep on time out :-)

Maker of corn bread....

Aubrie and her tether ball :-)

Ev, Jackie and Beans

Gavin and Joseph


DIL Katie


Gavin and Julia
Myself and the littles....
Aubrie, lead hunter of rabbits....

In search of bunny,,... found it!
Looks like she had to get out of the pool.....

Namaw and Roo


Khloe and Daddy

Khloe and Ellery with Daddy

Mike and his Hannah Montana towel :-)

M &M bandit....

Khloe and Gavin

Pa and Khloe

Ev and Julia


Julia and Roo

Ev and Gavin

Its what happens when you take over 400 photos....

Obvious what echos from my heart today, no?