Lake Arrowhead

Sometimes a small getaway is just what the doctor ordered.  In this case, it was a great way to kick-off the summer!  Daniel bought the Groupon for our “Swiss Chalet” a few months back, and we decided the weekend of Allison’s birthday would be the perfect time to go.  (Note to self: Don’t plan a trip the day after a birthday party unless your husband is home the week before to help you think and pack.)  Despite the busy-ness and exhaustion before getting there, I am always at peace surrounded by God’s incredible creation and the ones I love.

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We played lots of games… Clue, cards, Wis and Wagers, and ping pong!

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The girls enjoyed an outdoor makeover… nails and make-up!

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We kept meals simple, marinating and preparing almost everything at home before going up the mountain.  Nice!

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Buddy picked a wild orchid on our little nature walk.

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Day2: Chilly morning, though not as cold as I expected.  One of my favorite parts of being in the mountains is cool air.

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Daniel brought along his birthday present: a hammock.

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We went on a lovely little hike; (more of a casual stroll along a short path).

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Sweetest. family. ever.  Some of my favorite people on the planet.

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More games… and Allison’s new Nancy Drew movie from her birthday.

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An evening by the lake…

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All this just 40 minutes from home… blessed!

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