Weekend Away and the Joys of Coming Home

 Last weekend Mark and I went away for the weekend.  I'm a firm believer in doing things as a couple without Little Bear in order to maintain a healthy marriage.  So, we finally had an entire weekend to ourselves since Little Bear was born.  I have enjoyed wine for a long time.  And, Mark loves the outdoors and log home atmosphere.  So, we combined the 2.  We went to Hermann, MO to tour several wineries.  We stayed at a fabulous bed and breakfast about 20 minutes south of Hermann.  It was situated on about 130 acres.  The home was a custom built masterpiece of a log home.  We've stayed at this place before and it never ceases to disappoint.  It is called Second Creek Farm.  The breakfasts are amazing.  They also offer dinner if you make reservations.  We had dinner there Saturday night.  The first course was Pumpkin Bisque in an actual pumpkin.  I wish I had their recipe it was so good.  I'll just have to find one.  We toured several wineries over the weekend and came home with several bottles.  Little Bear stayed behind with my parents.  My parents had a great time.  Little Bear did very well.  The weekend was fabulous.  About 18 or so hours into it, I really started missing Little Bear.  It was a little annoying to have to pump 4 times a day.  But, it is worth it for my son.  We got back Sunday afternoon and Little Bear had just woken up from a nap.  You should have seen the look on his face.  It made me so overjoyed.  He wouldn't let go of me.  I loved it!!!  We were able to get outside and take him for a walk when we got back.  The other totally exciting thing is that Little Bear is now taking several steps on his own.  I wish we would have had our camera to capture the moment.  He walked from me to Mark.  So awesome!!  Tuesday I took him to Deanna Rose Farmstead.  He loved the rabbits and goats. This weekend we're taking him to the pumpkin patch.  Halloween is almost here and I have his costume all ready to go.  He's gonna be a turkey and Mark and I are dressing in camo.  I hope to get a good picture to post.
Me enjoying the gorgeous weather and drinking some yummy wine
Beautiful view of the vineyards and bluffs

Oktoberfest at Oak Glenn Winery

Not too bad of a self portrait

Donkeys at the bed and breakfast farm we stayed at

Horses at the bed and breakfast - the owner often hooks them up, goes into Hermann and does carriage rides

The gorgeous home

Little Bear happy to have is Papa Bear and Mama Bear back in the den

Enjoying his walk and the last day of wearing shorts

Had fun watching the goats.  He did get to go in one of the pens and pet them - he laughed

First time meeting a turkey

zonked out after a busy/long day - isn't he cute!!!

1 comment :

  1. Good for you! I agree that it's very important to put your marriage first - after all, you're going to be with your husband for the rest of your life, and you're training Little Bear to be on his own someday. Sounds like a great weekend!