Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mountain Magic

Another trip to the magical mountain cabin this last weekend....where the air smells like a mixture of pine and wood fires...where the squirrels run from the trees down onto the deck and back again...where food tastes amazing and friends and family are close by.
This crazy little clock greets us every time we arrive at the cabin and it never says the correct time!  Because who needs to know what time it is when you are relaxing in the mountains!?
If you really need an idea of the time you can check your tummy...or step outside and see where the sun is!
This weekend we did a little birthday celebration for my oldest who just turned 17!!!  Oh my how could that be? 

My sister brought the flowers from her farmer's package and we made a pretty table decoration.

And that same sister, the auntie, Jennifer, made the prettiest cake for her 17 year old niece!  Look at those beautiful layers.

This weekend we were lucky enough to have our good friends the Avalos' join us at the cabin and they treated us to some of the best chicken in the world...
It gets a special marinade and then is thrown in this thing (well actually carefully hung) for a couple of hours and what comes out is pretty amazing...
Isn't that just gorgeous?  Thanks so much Dave!!!

Since it was so close to Halloween we also had some fun with pumpkins...


Tatum carved a very nice free hand bat...
and I attempted something new...I had a hard time deciding about the positive and negative spaces on that pumpkin....what would get left and what would disappear if I cut here or there??? Took me back to my junior college days and trying to draw those crazy diagrams of weirdly shaped objects....


So the bat, some happy faces...and can you tell what mine is?


What about in the dark? Does that help?
We also made some of the cutest little acorn cookies...I found these in several places on the internet.
Just as sweet as can be and easy too!  A mini Nutter Butter cookie, a Hershey's Kiss and a Reeses piece all 'glued' together with melted chocolate.  The absolutely right size to pop right in your mouth!
Another thing from the wonderful world of the internet...break a glow stick into a mason jar, screw on the lid shake it up a bit and Voila!  a mini glow in the dark lantern!


So....
some beautiful nature...
some wonderful family and friends...
a few 'punkins' as I like to call them...
a little bit of crazy fun...
good food and a few cocktails....and you have the ingredients for a fantastic little get away!

Thanks everyone for a great weekend!

Did anyone guess what my 'punkin' was supposed to be?  (An Owl)

xoxo       Elizabeth


1 comment:

  1. It was great fun and relaxing too! Love the blog!

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