Sunday, July 17, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Oma, Opa and Ben headed off to Raleigh a couple of days ago and we have continued to enjoy our time in the mountains. Pieter and Juliana thought this little play house was pretty cool. Just a little encouragement was all it took for the kids to make plans to sleep out in the Club House for the night. All day they worked with Todd on fixing the place up. New stairs and a tidy, mulched path were just a few of the things they did. After some bedtime reading, we left them cozied up in their sleeping bags for the night. Making memories, for sure.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Photos by Jan van Ee
Caddywampus Farm is quite dreamy. Country living in the mountains, fields and forests surrounding a cozy home. And a beautiful hill to hike up to see the mountain view. Todd is great at getting everyone up to the top before the sun goes down. And these kids are loving each other's company!
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
After years of not seeing our good friends, Todd and Miel, we finally were able to spend a weekend with them. They have a beautiful farm in the mountains of Boone, North Carolina. The kids played in the pool. I talked all crafting things with Ella, their eldest daughter. Pieter and Leif had a grand time playing battleship in Oma and Opa's camper. Then we headed out for an afternoon hike to see Grandfather Mountain in the distance. Deciduous forests don't get much prettier than this. The mountain laurel was blooming and the sunlight was perfect. A cool, summer day in the mountains.
Photos by Jan van Ee and Melissa van Ee