Happy Friday, friends!! I’m so excited this week is over! And that February is on it’s way out soon….
Last weekend we were able to get away with our close friends from our church to a lodge owned by one of the friend’s relatives.
It was a perfectly relaxing, fun weekend.
How could it not be when I immediately spied a vintage quilt tucked in one of the guest rooms as a seat cover?
Of course, I couldn’t leave well enough alone and had to show you the whole thing. I’m glad I did, because I liked seeing how the quilter did the wide border in blue. I love the old prints! And being reminded that wide borders made a perfect frame…and could rescue you if you’re tired of making blocks.
Another comfy patchwork of sorts was the amazing pantry. There was natural wood everywhere, and this family is big into canning. So lovely!
The weekend was full of good food. Each of the four families took turns cooking meals. Little boys helped ice the cupcakes, lick the knives, and load them onto tractor wagons.
There was also sledding and fort building outside.
And laying in snow. Brr! But who notices snow on the neck when there are fort pictures to be taken?
If you took a walk there were shy longhorn cattle to be found.
And a covered bridge.
And the inside of that gorgeous horse barn you saw at the top of the post.
I had so much fun taking pictures in and around there.
And taking a walk behind it to visit the horses. They were ready for some attention and loved being petted.
So much so that every time I backed away to take a photo, I’d end up with shots like this because they were noseying about for more. I should have taken photos first, and played with them second.
This beauty finally stood still long enough for me to get a pretty close up. I loved it. I spent half of my elementary and jr. high days dreaming of owning a ranch out west.
And I finally got closer to the longhorns. The little ones, anyway.
This one was not sure what to think of me.
But it was not all bucolic. My boys and I got to learn how to drive ATVs for the first time and that was super fun! I figured out every way to stall them there is. At the point furthest from the house! But now I know how to start them again and speed around. Love speed!
Friends, food, fun, gorgeous weather. And a view of the dock and covered bridge from our bedroom.
As someone who rarely takes weekend getaways, I highly recommend trying to fit one in.
And as someone who spent this week with sick little boys everyday and has serious cabin fever, I must say, writing out this post was so good for me. It’s amazing how quickly we can forget the good things we just enjoyed….
Happy Weekending, friends! Count your blessings and get outside however you can!
And if you can’t, go find the nearest conservatory. The green will do you good.
p.s. I loved this sign on speaking your mind seen in one of the bathrooms there. ;)