Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Idywilld

on the way...

Not only did I get my husband home when I expected him to be gone all weekend, but Monday came and I'd forgotten that he had the day OFF. So we had an EXTRA day to play. What should we do? I don't remember the last time he had a day off that wasn't completely accounted for by a trip to San Diego or something. Do we spray paint frames... and take out dining table leafs... and set up garage shelves? Or do we get the hoo-rah out of here and do something different. That one, we said. That one.

We've always said we should go check out Idyllwild since it's just up the mountain from us. It takes just over an hour, and it's taken us like 7 years of living here to finally make it happen. But it was so charming and so worth it. Just enough left-over snow for Ross to have a snow-ball (eh... more like a snow-crumb) fight with the girls, crystal clear, cool air, and warm sunshine. They have the cutest little candy shops, an old vintage toy and soda-pop shop with all the toys we've forgotten we had as kids, and the greatest little antique shops... I could have hovered in them ALL day long, with the old music and the old books....I wanted to buy everything--- and then remembered I wouldn't like half of it when it created clutter in my house. Thank goodness for photos. You can have a piece of everything and store it all nice and tidy on your hard-drive. :)

But first, you can share it with the WULD! (said like a dramatic English woman... not a child with a speech impediment.)


Shaved ice for the girls... chocolate dipped icecream bars with toasted almonds for us... yum.. We bought the girls harmonicas from the "Remember When" toy shop. Thank goodness those things naturally harmonize... because we've been hearing their sweet music ever since.

And on the drive home... unfortunately the windy roads made the drive home HORRENDOUS for me. Now just looking at this photo makes me sick to my stomach. ugh.

11 comments:

Kym said...

I love Idywilld! We used to go there alot as kids with my mom & grandparents. Such great pictures.

Lindsay Griffeth said...

How fun are you? I need to be better about picking the "fun" option. :)

Elaine said...

These are FABULOUS pictures! I love your photography style!

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Nana from San Diego said...

Now I really want to go there. The pictures made me even "sicker" that we did not take the motorhome to Idylwilld after Thanksgiving. We should plan to meet there the next time you want to go.

brooke said...

I wish we would have gone with the fun option today instead of the clean and do yard work...
Next time we want to go with you! That looks like a perfect day.

Brandon or Michelle said...

Loved every picture/minute/treat/trinket of this post. my favorite part? I could just FEEL how fun it was...how complete it was, even with just you, your husband, and the kids. I have felt similar feelings about my own little fam--who knew I'd be so content with such young company? but life seems more exciting through their eyes--and how grateful I am to have their daddy along because he MAKES the fun happen! (which I notice is similar to your hubby too. thank heavens for hubbies)

all that said, I wish we could have snuck along with you. we would have had matching BOBs, after all.

thanks for sharing the fun!

moliver said...

Thanks for that post! As usual, beautiful pics of the family but I also loved the Idylwild shots. My family went there a lot when we were little and I have such great memories of that place. I haven't been back since I was pregnant with Logan six years ago. Seeing these pictures reminds me that it's time for another visit! I'm glad you guys had a nice little get-away.

Jennifer said...

Alysa was raving about these today... I love your pictures! You really captured the feel of Idywilld and it makes me want to go back again soon! (and take pictures of course :) Thanks for your inspiration!

Sarie said...

Photos are beautiful! I love the one of you and Ross, the second from the top or so. Love the sunflare and that your eyes are closed. So cute.

Mary Kay said...

VERY cool set of photos. ♥

Alysa@atticgals.blogspot.com said...

I've been there and now I totally want to go as you made it look so much more exciting. I think you better contact their welcoming committee and have them use your pictures. People will be going. Really good post. Are you sure you don't work for a magazine?