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A Weekend Away

We took full advantage of the one weekend this month that we had nothing planned....totally ignored our outdoor to-do lists, our indoor must do list, and all other chores we deemed not important.....and headed up to our place at Hoodsport. We ended up with some very nice, but very cold weather. Although that didn't stop us from spending the whole time outside exploring and digging.
My favorite thing, by far, about our place up there is that there is nothing that we HAVE to do. Instead it becomes how can be best spend the time together....
Here's some pics from our relaxing.....perfect.....weekend!

Callie has started mimicking her teachers and "reading" books to her baby. She will sit in front of them, and babble for a bit, then turn the book around to show the pictures. It is very cute!

We ended up with a beautiful Saturday so we pulled her table out to the deck and she painted some Easter eggs. Quite the view that artist has!

She is ALWAYS the happiest outside

Preston installed some outdoor speakers and Callie was more than willing to help - she was in charge of the wire.....I think she might take after me - ha!

We woke up to a beautiful sunrise on Sunday so decided to hit the road and head up to Staircase and Lake Cushman

She fell in love with this hat there and when we were driving home, she had a complete meltdown about us leaving it there - she won! We drove home with her in her pajamas and a monkey hat. A battle I decided was totally not worth fighting!

We spent a lot of time throwing rocks into the lake

Throwing rocks very quickly turned into splashing in the water. We drove home with no pants - o well!

Throwing even more rocks


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