Thursday, July 10, 2014

Family Fun

A couple of weeks ago, my mom, dad, sister, brother and his family all came up to the ranch to play for several days!  It was such a treat to have them all up here this summer, what a blessing our time together was!

Carrie and Ty fishing!

Success from Lindsey!


Sydney's first "antennae" thanks to Aunt Lindsey!

Just hanging out

Holding on

Don't worry mom, I got this!  A big wind storm blew a bunch of branches down on our riding trails through the woods.

Dad and Ryan having a peaceful morning fishing.

Neesie and her grandkids (minus one).

Celebrating Grandad's birthday around the fire pit with presents and peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream!

Ty and Sydney

Swimming with my girl

There's nothing like fishing in the late evening, so peaceful.

A little silliness involved too!

But mostly peaceful

Wait, this was not peaceful…goofy is the word I'm looking for! ;)
(love you Lindsey)

It was a perfect evening.

Parker driving us back to the ranch house on the dirt road!

Little bird legs learning to walk.

Nothing says summer like watermelon!

And picking the vegetable garden.

Fun in the pool!

This girl loves the jogger!

My beautiful Sydney, mom and sister!

These two LOVED playing on the lilypad!

Smores with dad

Little discoveries

Our last day.
It sure was a fun week!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Big Cedar Lodge 2014

It blows my mind that today is July 1st.  Seriously people, if this were winter, it would still be January 2nd.  Not fair how fast summer goes by!!  Every summer the whole Austin fam travels up to Missouri to stay at Big Cedar Lodge, pick up the nieces from Kanukuk and have some major fun playing on Table Rock Lake.  This year was no different, we had a blast.  The pictures speak for themselves!
All packed up and ready to roll!

The car ride is long.

We always stay the first night in Fayettville,AR and go to dinner and play putt putt with just our little fam of four.

The next morning we arrived!  Ahh, I love seeing that sign!

Lunch at Truman's Cottage

Once we moved into our cabin, it was time to play more putt putt!

This little one enjoyed the view of the waterfall.

Dinner at Devil's Pool while everyone was a camp.  
Photo credit: Parker Austin.

Two tired kiddos!  Camp doesn't quite work for us yet…early bed timers!

Our view at dinner.

Someone I know needs to get married in this chapel at Big Cedar…Lindsey Buck, hint hint!  ;)
It's SO beautiful!!

Top of the Rock gold course

Sydney and Nana watching the boys golf.
This particular morning was "cool", hence the jacket on Nana.  We had a very random cool front blow through.

Just basking in the sun on the course.

All dressed up for dinner at Top of the Rock.

On the lake!  
Happy Father's Day to the best husband and daddy!!

Parker and Blake


My boy.

Driving the boat with Uncle Tripp.

Running buds, Sydney and Scarlett.

My little golfer

The guys

Swimming pool time!
Parker and Adelynn

Katherine, Sydney and Faith

Taking in the views on my last run before leaving.

Like I said before…someone I know needs to get married here and invite me to the wedding!  ;)  
I can't take the beauty!!

Until next year Big Cedar!!