17 October 2008

Weekend Fun

It's been a fairly quiet weekend around here. We haven't done anything extraordinary, but we have had quality family time and that always is a memory maker.

Last night on a whim the hubby and I decided it would be fun to build a fire in our fire pit and make s'mores after dinner. We hadn't done that in the longest time and they tasted so yummy!

The weather was perfect for a fire, just a little bit nippy. I just love sitting outside in cool weather bundled up by a fire! Even though it was a pretty smokey fire, I still enjoyed the warmth roasting my knees and hands in the cool autumn night. Perfection!

Today has been another gorgeous Fall day! You know, the ones that are 65-70F! It's perfect when you can be outside in the sun with long sleeves on and not get hot. We thought it would be a good day for a picnic and a hike. So we grabbed some sandwiches and headed to our local TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) trails. In our area the TVA has built a dam on the Tennessee River and around that area are tons of beautiful hiking trails and recreational areas. We parked and walked to the picnic area only to find a wedding party setting up at the pavilion. I sure couldn't begrudge them because it was the perfect day for an outdoor wedding. Instead we found a picnic table not too far away and we discreetly ate our lunch while watching them set up and the guests start to arrive. We were finished before they started the ceremony, but I'm sure it was a lovely one. We walked/hiked (the paths are pretty easy, except for a few steep climbs) several miles of trail overlooking the Tennessee River. It was so beautiful! Here are some pictures from our time on the trails.

P.S. KC at Mindless Chatter of a Busy Mom has invited me to link up my weekend post to her *Weekend Recap* Mr. Linky. You can read all about other's weekend fun there!


Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

How cute the Princess is in braids! We really want to get a fire pit, and that is one of the things we would definitely be using it for. Yummy! My poor kids are doing them in the microwave lately.

Betsy said...

There is just something about a fire, isn't there? I love the smell, the heat, the crackle..and the food you can make on a stick! :)

Lora, I got your postcard today! So fun...beautiful fall stamping!
I'm glad we did this! :)

Pat said...

Hi Lora!

I got your pretty stamped post card today! Thanks so much! I have so many rubber stamps that have been gathering dust since I started blogging ...lol!

My husband and son are Vince's too! Your two children are so adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello.

Hugs, Pat

Nihal said...

Oh my, how delicious autumn in your world! Is there a better way to spend an autumn afternoon?
First fire of the season, walking, an autumn joy, a rich mosaic of autumn colors. I'm glad to see that you had a fabulous time:)

steviewren said...

It looks like ya'll had a great Saturday. And I agree with you, this weather is wonderful!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Your family is so beautiful! I'm so glad you got to have a great hike and lots of fun. I'll bet the smores tasted wonderful. I love the braids too. You have gorgeous children.

Lisa said...

I'm so glad you had a fun time on the trails! They are some of our area's hidden treasures. Hiking the trails was a favorite for my dad and I when I was a little girl.

Kari said...

Oh that looks so fun! Bet the kids loved the hike. =) Smores sound really good right now. haha

KC said...

WOW that sounds like my kind of weekend. relaxing by the fire taking hikes.. that is the sort of stuff we only get to do while camping.. I love that stuff, I think those are some of the biggest reasons I love to camp. You got a ton of great pictures too.
Thanks for linking up today :)

Nancy said...

What a beautiful Fall weekend! It looks like so much fun!