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My husband and son love the outdoors. They come alive trekking through the forest, biking off the beaten path and having their lungs filled with clean air the way God created it to be inhaled.
I love the peacefulness of the outdoors – it’s easy to get lost in the rush of wind pushing through mile high trees and being surrounded by green. The stillness of the night and evening rain pattering over the cabin’s roof brought it’s own peaceful calm which I was so desperate for. You see I have trouble sitting still. If I’m not flying 100mph, I feel guilty about being unproductive.
I love that my boys are spontaneous and always eager for adventure because they provide that tiny little kick in the pants that I need to push me out of my busy routine.
Here’s a peek at our short but sweet little weekend getaway in McCall (a beautiful and quaint resort town on Payette Lake in Idaho, just 2 hours from our home). We went with my sister Alla and her family. Here’s a thought –God rested on the 7th day, so it’s probably even more important that we do the same. You see, God created vacation in the beginning 😉 #GodisGood.
Here’s the cozy cabin we rented. My brother in law found it via Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO)- a great travel resource! There was an awesome third story loft on the other side of the house surrounded by windows which was our room. I wish I had taken a picture of it; pretty cool stuff!
That upstairs deck was huge and amazing. It’s where I found my peaceful calm :).
And it’s where baby D got her first pony tail! can you see it?
The forest is the BEST playground. He was pretending to be Sampson from the Bible in the center picture 🙂
The first night, we made a big pot of Mom’s meatball soup served with fresh buttered country bread. There’s nothing like homemade soup on vacation. This one is easy to prepare and kid friendly.
We ate breakfast in which included Greek yogurt pancakes with raspberries and maple syrup. I also packed some crepe breakfast pockets that I will share on my blog soon as everyone loved them and wished there were more!
We got ice cream at Ice Cream Alley (you have to try that place if you’re ever in McCall!) then strolled along the shores of Payette lake. That chocolate ice cream was G-O-O-D.
We also drove through Ponderosa State Park, discovered a breathtaking view and saw wildlife.
P.S. Many of you asked about the baby carrier when I shared pictures on Facebook and Instagram. We’re really liking this ergo 360 baby carrier. We bought it on Amazon just before our trip. When our darling isn’t tired, she enjoys being in there and it was easy on my back. She feels so light when in the carrier.
My sister and her cute family 🙂 Our babies are 6 days apart.
What’s YOUR favorite way to rest and unwind?
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