Time Spent In The Woods

Hello friends, I hope you had a nice long weekend and Memorial day.
Did you do anything special?

My family and I enjoyed some time in the woods yesterday.

We went up to about 11,500 feet and played in the snow :)

I am so thankful my husband was driving 
since I definitely would have gotten us stuck in several places.
My son had a blast as we "plowed" through the cold, white stuff.

We enjoyed a picnic lunch by a refreshing stream.
The water was quite cold, but its sweet, trickling music was very relaxing.

We came across a beautiful lake.
The love of my life and me snapped a picture together :)

The views were breathtaking!
I live in the mountains, yet I never grow tired of the beauty.
Our Lord's creation is truly magnificent!

I do hope your long weekend was a blessing.
I would love to hear about what you did.

Have a delightful week!


Delisa said...

What a beautiful trip! Your pictures are gorgeous, I can only imagine how refreshing and invigorating it must have felt to be up in the high mountains, with all those pine trees fresh air. I am so happy that you had such a wonderful day! With Love, Delisa :)

Sylvia said...

Beautiful the scenery and You and the love of your life. We went to church on Sunday and Monday we stayed home. My daughter,granddaughter and grandson came for a visit, her husband had to work on Memorial Day.
It is quiet and peaceful around here, been enjoying it and the birds singing.
Hope you have a blessed day,

hugs, Sylvia

Elizabethd said...

What a lovely area you live in.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Such beautiful scenery..It's always good to get away. There's something special about pine trees and fresh air. Have a blessed week...xo Linda

Anonymous said...

Hi Stephanie,

We live about an hour's drive from such scenery. We also "visit" the snow from time to time.

We usually came in early summer at our favorite campsite about 1 1/2 hours form our home. I love the mountains and would miss them much if we ever move; my husband has a habit of talking about moving.

We enjoyed a restful Memorial Day weekend and visited our Old Town for the traditional Jazz Fest music.

Hope you have a restful week.


Mrs. Smith said...

The scenery is breathtaking! Oh my! I love mountains and there is nothing like the sound of a stream! You are right, God's creation is magnificent!! I am glad you had a good weekend and shared some of it with us! I hope you have a delightful week too!

Sherri B. said...

Ohhh...you and your sweetie make such an adorable couple! Looks like your hubby has the exact same 'outfit' as mine, they must shop at the same clothing store, hahahaha!!

Such beautiful scenery and still finding snow in May, we have had it in the North Cascades too, so very strange but pretty none the less.

Have a sweet day. xxoo

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

So beautiful and now I'm homesick for my Montana mountains and the rides Sam and I used to take in them! I love the picture of you two! What a great day and thank you for sharing it with us!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Stephanie, you are so lucky to have the mountains so close. I love to vacation in them. There is something about the peace and God' s presence in the mountains. You and your sweetie look so cute together! xo

sweetbriardreams said...

Your scenery is amazing, and I have to say, I miss the snow here in the UK!! Especially after getting sunburn from standing next to a stately mansion on a sunny, but cold windy day. I now have His sign just below my neckline from where my cross was sitting! Have a wonderful week. Chel

Heather said...


What a special time together and such a pretty place!! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures and the photo of you are your husband.

Julie Marie said...

Sounds wonderful Stephanie... I love the woods... and you look so pretty... with the love of your life... (I love to hear you call him that!)... xoxo Julie Marie

Delvalina said...

Eeeee wonderful place! I love the view there, cant wait you bring me there someday. You look so adorable with your hubby :) and your eyes. Beautiful!

I wondering where's Rosie and Elijah ;)
Talk to you soon my sister.

Love you!

Visits With Mary said...

You certainly live in beautiful country! So glad you had a good holiday. Blessings..

Anonymous said...

That sounds like such a lovely day! We also live close to/in the mountains. It is hard to explain whether or not we live in the mountains because it isn't as clear cut as the Rockies, but every morning we are blessed to have a mountain view from our deck, and we can hike the actual mountain about an hour from here.

I am glad you had such a wonderful day!

MLynn said...

We spent a day similar to yours but WITHOUT the snow :-)
We woke up early and Chad treated me to homemade breakfast burritos. Yum! Then we spent the day at Rifle Gap and enjoyed a delicious picnic lunch, a few long walks, and some fishing. Aliyah was the only one who caught anything but we had a beautiful day in God's creation!!!!! I love my beautiful family!

Jessica @ A Humble Creation said...

Beautiful photos, Stephanie! What a lovely place to enjoy life and God's blessings. The picture of you and your husband is precious. Glad you had such a special day!

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Wow - now that's a beautiful place to picnic. I'm a wee bit jealous. ;) I like that picture of you and your husband, too. Great background to capture the sweetness of your love.


Judy said...

The pictures look amazing and beautiful. Looks like you and hubby had a great weekend. Have a great week! :)

Debbie said...

What a fun day and lovely pictures! The one of the two of you is gorgeous!

Vicky Hunt said...

What beautiful nature you are surrounded with. Absolutely stunning! Love the photo of you and your hubby....what a sweet couple...:) Sounds like a perfect was to spend a day!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Merlesworld said...

Sounds like a perfect day, I'm not keen on the cold stuff but everything else sounds pretty good.

Jazzmin said...

I'm so glad you and your family had a good weekend!! Your time spent in the woods sounds and looks so relaxing and wonderful. The photo of the lake reminds me of the one we went to last summer on our trip. Wouldn't that be neat if it is? You never knew.

Thankyou for sharing all the beauty of God's amazing scenery where you live. And you and your husband are so sweet together also!

I hope you are having a blessed day!

Love & hugs to you♥

janice15 said...

Our Lord's creation is truly magnificent! Indeed ... It reminds me up North in Mc Cloud California were I spend much time...Truly beautiful photos Stephanie..thank you for sharing them...I spent my weekend crocheting and much quite time... Blessings

Esther Asbury said...

Looks like fun -- I spent the day in the woods as well. Picnic lunched by a creek -- hiked in the woods -- enjoyed God's beauty!
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog -- I'm following back!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow such beautiful pictures, I do love the mountains, when we lived in Idaho we went camping and when we went further north we ran into snow and so we have pictures of us in shorts and in the snow :)
My sister was here visiting until Sunday and my hubby had to work this holiday

Debbie Harris said...

Oh Stephanie, that is so beautiful! What a wonderful time together as a family. Brings back memories of when I was younger and grandpa would take us jeeping, oh I loved that. And finding a creek was the best part of the whole jeep ride! Would love to do that again.
I love the photo of you both, you look so beautiful. Love your hair!!

I spent the day doing not too much, but it was a beautiful day none the less.

Love you dearly!

Maria said...

Gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing! You are truly blessed to live amongst such beauty!

Teri said...

Oh, Stephanie...such beautiful pictures that you have shared ... such a sweet picture of you and your hubby! Such a lovely family outing! Thank you for sharing! Hugs ♥ Teri

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such beautiful pictures of Gods creations. What a lovely way to spend with family. I had my family over for a cook out. A fun day for me! Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful in every way.

Music is delightful.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Mountains are so beautiful! I love the deep colors--sky and forest and water.
You captured them beautifully!

Kate M said...

What a beautiful place to live - absolutely stunning!! Did your son take the photo??


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