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I LOVE cooking from recipes, and making up meals, I LOVE spending time with my boys (all three) and entertaining my family and friends, I LOVE bargain shopping (vintage stores included), I LOVE flipping through fashion and design mags, I LOVE the smell of libraries and how often I could get lost there, I LOVE scanning realty websites, I LOVE Trader Joes and LUSH, I LOVE fresh flowers and all four seasons, I LOVE Cincinnati and am always ready to travel, I LOVE stationary and stamps, I LOVE diamonds and pearls, tulle and lace, I LOVE smelling coffee and drinking tea, I love marshmallows and chocolate, I LOVE cozy sheets and morning sunshine, I LOVE me and I love GOD!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

{family retreat to the mountains}

This past weekend we spent 4 days, 3 nights in the beautiful Smoky Mountains with 30 family of our members. 
What a perfect way to kick off the holiday season!

Here are some of the moments I captured from our trip. 

Intimate. Relaxing. Spectacular.


Our beautiful 9 bedroom, 4 level cabin equipped with indoor poor and movie theater was the resting place to our beautiful weekend.



The back drop!


My Aunt Lenthia

We visited The Christmas Place which housed beautiful ornaments and everything to get you ready for the holidays!







Took a ride on the sky lift.





Morning sunrise... on the deck was breathtaking...

Saturday morning we woke up and all went to breakfast at Applewood Farmhouse Grill. The apple fritters and muffins were warm and delicious!






Christmas shop, creamery, candy shop, and farmhouse barn filled out this farm.
I picked up some apple cider, apple cider vinegar, sparkling cider for the holidays fresh apple pie turnovers and apple donuts.






We did moonshine and wine tour and tasting at Ole Smoky Moonshine.
There was Bluegrass music moonshine tasting. After we were done there I was feeling warm and light. 







The lady of the hour celebrating her 90th birthday!
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On the last night, Scott and Robert in all their coolness brought some of the kids to NASCAR to drive go karts. My big boy even got his chance to drive for the first time by himself.
Look at that face!!





We had an amazing time and hope to be able to get away again soon! What better way to bond then a cabin retreat with the people that are closest to you.

Until next time.

xoxo,
Ronita

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

SOOO beautiful sandz! I love it! You all are so beautiful. Happy Holiday Season! Woot Woot!

Barbara