Wednesday, October 19, 2011


For the first time in almost 7 years, Jamey and I got away.  Alone.  Overnight.  Some dear friends graciously let us use their cabin to celebrate Jamey's birthday.

The leaves were at their peak.  The days were sunny and windy and cool.  The wood stove was warm and lovely.  The Scrabble games were competitive (I won both of them- shhh).  The hike was breathtaking (both the views and the climbs).  The company?  My favorite.

I know not everyone can get away.  Certainly not for a week to some sunny, far away tropical island.  But if you can get creative with childcare and the destination (even if it's an afternoon hike nearby), take the time to get away just you and your love.  The break will refresh you both (and your children, too). Pin It


  1. how beautiful! those forest shots make my heart go pitter-patter. good for you taking the time to get away. what a perfect time of year for that.

  2. Beautiful pictures, Jane. I'm so glad you had a nice time away to celebrate Jamey's birthday :)

  3. Good for you for engineering this little, mini vacation for the two of you. The cabin and surroundings look absolutely perfect. Happy Birthday, Jamey!

  4. Beautiful pictures and good advice.....

  5. This same place has been offered to us, but I've never seen it before---it's gorgeous. Now a getaway is on the front burner, thanks to this post.

  6. The pics of those mountains make me homesick, and I've never lived in the mountains, but feel like maybe I should. When we lived in VA, my husband and I loved to go to the mountains for a day, or two. He even took me hunting on North Mountain; we hiked four miles to where we camped. Right now, I think I'd settle for a drive in the mountains with him, hmm, his birthday's coming up.... Crystal

  7. there is a shining light on your spot-love it -it reminds of some photo's a relative took,they resembled a angel-wish I could forward them to you but I know you know what I mean.


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