February 14, 2013

Whole Lotta Love Day 14....My family and traveling

Good morning friends.  Happy Valentine's Day!  Yes, I have missed several more days of the posts, but well....life happens.  I have been busy preparing for our trip and now that we are here, I couldn't be happier.  I am with the ones I love and doing something I love doing...traveling.  Couldn't get any better.
We started out early yesterday morning with a very excited little girl.  She was beside herself.  She had been counting down the days until we left for over a week.  She said to me, "I didn't think we would ever get to go."  Ha!
We enjoyed shopping at a few antique/prim stores on the way up and then we made it.  Whew!  We rented a cabin this time which is something we have never done.  My mom and dad came too, so I knew we would enjoy a cabin.  I was a little nervous reserving sight unseen, but I am so glad I did.  I am so pleased.
The drive to the cabin is beautiful.  It is a narrow curvy road. The cabin is nestled on the side of a mountain overlooking a lake.  When you walk in the front door, this is what you see.

The living room/kitchen/dining room.

Dining room.

There is a large loft area in the living room.  Can you guess where
Darbee Rae's favorite spot is in the cabin?
Oh yea.  She has had a ball playing up there.

She took her baby dolls, blankets and toys up there and made a "playhouse."

Looking down the hall into the master bedroom.

Master bedroom.  How cozy!

Look at this jacuzzi tub in the master bath.  Oh my.

Second bedroom.  This is ours.  Can you guess why?  
Yes, Darbee Rae had her very own bunk bed.  She was thrilled.
She was so excited to sleep "up high" on the top bunk.  I never thought she would do 
it but I guess when she sets her mind to something, it is set.  She is still snoozing back there on the top bunk. :)

Second bath.

This is the view from the deck.  
There is a hot tub on the deck too.

Yes...this place is GREAT!  We will definitely be back.

We had a fun evening last night. 
We enjoyed good country cooking.

Then we went to The Comedy Barn Theater. 
I have been coming to the mountains since I was a small kid and can't believe we have never been to this place.
It was hilarious and so much fun.
I have never laughed so much in my life.  I literally had tears running down my face pretty much the entire show.
Even Darbee Rae had a blast.

Check out her new teeth!  

I am so happy to be with my family and having a good time.
I hope all of you have a special day as well!

Until next time...


  1. Wow what a wonderful cabin!!!!
    Have a wonderful time.
    I would love some info on it and maybe go this Spring.
    Happy Valentines Day to you and your Mom (Angela)!

  2. We are so blessed to have You,Stacy and Darbee Rae. Was wonderful waking up this morning in such a neat cabin full of family and love. This will truly be and already has been a memorable trip for is all. Love you all.

  3. What a relaxing place Holly. Usually people take vacations in the summer, but I think a winter one is a really good idea!!!! Looks like your little one is having the time of her life. I think you might need to have her teeth looked at when you get home:) Ha ha. -Steph-

  4. Holly what a beautiful cabin. I know you will all have a wonderful time. Happy Valentine's Day.

  5. Happy VDay to you and your beautiful family! What a nice vacation for you all....I love cabins, for a short visit:) Looks very comfy and relaxing...enjoy your stay and time together.

  6. Oh what a beautiful place and to be with family makes it all even better! Thank you for joining in on my chain, I really appreciate it!
    A whole lotta love to you!

  7. What a great cabin...reminds me of the ones that we stay in when we are in the Smokey Mountains. Hope all of you are having a wonderful time!!

  8. What a beautiful cabin.
    Happy Valentines Day!
    Blessings ~Sara

  9. What fun you are having, is obvious. Glad Darbee is enjoying her "tree" house.

  10. Ok, the teeth made me laugh out loud and startled my daughter so then she had to see and now she's laughing. We are both laughing now, thank you!