I'll let the pictures do the talking with a few little tidbits of commentary from me throughout:
To start, the entry way was beautiful! Lined with beautiful trees and light. And, it was only the start.
The beautiful road led to this incredible lodge home on acres of goodness. The lodge was filled with everything under the sun that a group of families could ever want to enjoy!
The owners were so particular to not only the beauty on the outside but the beauty on the inside too! They wete was so attentive to details filling the lodge with Fall leaves and colors, pumpkins, and so many awesome antiques.
The play room was amazing! My boys immediately went to the drum set. Prior to this trip, my boys would grab anything drum-stick like and would drum their little boy hearts away.
The drums were one of the biggest hits for our kiddos. They were there every chance they could steal, drumming and pounding away.
Daddy grabbed a photo of me and the boys. Their faces are pretty accurate to the weekend (Poor little Linus!).
But, this last photo captures how much fun these two truly had! So much fun, so much love, so much goodness!
As much as this time at the ranch was such a gift for us that shared so much beauty and family fun, the friends we went there with are the gifts that make any trip so worth it! We could go anywhere with this little group and feel the same gift of nourishment and love. Their friendships are the gifts that are so good and sustaining during the ups and downs of parenthood (Because, let's be honest, there are major ups and downs with this gig called parenting!).
Love y'all so much and the ones who couldn't make it, you were missed!!!
I'll be sharing photos from our second day tomorrow. I tried to capture as much as I could! So, be excited!
Have you ever taken a trip with family friends? As a group? With all the kiddos?
The cost divided between us all made this trip so affordable! Especially once you divide food responsibilities and if you are able to pick a fairly local location!
Excited to share more photos tomorrow!