14 May 2014

Lake Chelan Spring Vacay

As I mentioned before, this past weekend, my family I took a little trip out to Lake Chelan. My best friend, Kiara, invited us to come and crash their vacation, for which I am SO grateful. We definitely needed a little getaway, not to mention, we absolutely love spending time with them. Our families just mesh really well together, and I couldn't possibly live with my girl, Kiara. She's my rock.

So we took off Friday afternoon for Chelan. It's about a 3.5 hour drive, and it went really really well. Which makes me happy because this coming July, we're taking our annual trip to Idaho (which is a 14 hour drive!! AHH). So anyway, needless to say, I was happy that we made it the entire way without having to stop once! Woot!

The sleeping arrangements were interesting. There were 2 bedrooms, and a pull out bed. The older boys (both 4 y/o) slept on the pull out bed. Quinley (Kiara's little girl, 1 y/o) slept in the master bedroom, and Easton was in a pack n' play in our room. To my surprise, the kids all went down to bed fairly well, I was thoroughly impressed!

We spent our days playing at the beach, taking walks along the river, swimming in the pool, barbequing, and there may or may not have been a pinata involved. ;)

I couldn't think of a better way to spend my Birthday & Mother's Day than on vacation with my favorite people.

We got only 2 family photos the entire time we were there. You might notice a theme with these pictures. Easton is fussing and screaming to get away from us in both of them. I promise, we don't torture out children. Someone please tell me that at some point, we'll manage to get a family photo where everyone at least looks pleasant. lol
Philip insisted that the entire family where Ninja Turtle shirts for the drive down. I admit, I'm not a huge Ninja Turtle fan, but I tried to be a good sport about it ;)

And now for the massive photo dump you all knew was coming!! :)

Easton & Quinley. Future love birds? ;)

The one photo I got of me & my little men. This was on my Birthday/Mother's Day!

Dane & Bennett = BFF's

Bennett (4), Easton (2), Dane (4), Quinley (1)

Bennett (4), Easton (2), Dane (4), Quinley (1)

PINATA! Filled with Twix & Three Musketeers! :)
My favorite Bavarian town of Leavenworth

But you wanna know the best part about the entire weekend?!

Kiara & her Family finally announced that they are expecting Baby #3!!! I'm STOKED to add another little one to our crew.

I took this photo for them over the weekend, I thought it turned out super cute!

 Congratulations you guys! We love you so much! And thank you for inviting us to spend the weekend with you, we had the best time! <3


poppiesandpolkadots said...

I'm heading to Chelan next weekend! I've never been, but I'm looking forward to it. Where in Idaho do you vacation? That's where I live :)

Jess said...

I don't know where that is, but it looks gorgeous. Adorable pics!

Lady Luck said...

Looks like a great little get away! You have such a beautiful family Mandy, Wish we seen more photos of you, hehe :)

Mandy@ a sorta fairytale said...

Poppiesnadpolkadots, We go to Idaho Falls/Blackfoot area! That's where my Husband's family is from!

Jess Beer said...

So much fun and so exciting for your friend with baby 3!!!

Kiara Buechler said...

It's been a wonderful week! It is going to be hard to return to real life. So glad you guys could make the trek, we will definitely have to do it again.

Courtney said...

Every picture just got better and better and better. You are amazing, Mandy.

And can I just say- you look freaking awesome. All of your hard work is really, really paying off. Go girl.

Loyal RUN said...

Those pictures are so beautiful! Your family is beautiful!
That looks like a much needed vacation :) and what a perfect location! Gorgeous all around!

gillian claire said...

Love the photos! :) And I'm super jealous... I am craving vacation now!

Megan Stilley said...

I have to bribe my three year old with candy if I ever want him to cooperate for a photo and it almost always works.

Pamela Macdonald said...

ok, these photos are just outrageously gorgeous and your family is outrageously stinkin adorable. what an absolute beautiful place. those photos are so priceless. you've made me want to start planning a vacation! this looks like a much needed, well deserved one for you! :) and congrats to your friend! what exciting news!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great time, and I love the photos!

Tania T said...

Oh so lovely photos!The family looks really happy!The daddy looks relaxed!Happy birthday to you with love,peace and happyness!I've loved this post!Hope this will be the start for your summer!

Anonymous said...

Love the photos of all the kiddies together, so cute!

Heather said...

Wow Mandy, I don't know which photo is my favorite because each one is spectacular!! Looks like such a fun weekend. I hope that we can get away for a quick vacation just the 4 of us sometime soon :)

fifth house on the left | family blog said...

so fun! what beautiful pics :)

Hannah said...

I love that you all wore Ninja Turtle shirts. That sounds like something my hubby would make us do, ha. It looks like you all had such a wonderful time. I absolutely love that area, it's so beautiful!!

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