Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Cumberland Cottage

Brian had Monday and Tuesday off from School so we were able to go to Cumberland Lake. We were able to stay at this amazing little cottage! We roasted s'mores right outside, and Brian made a great peach cobbler in the dutch oven. Inside, there was an oven that we baked a turkey breast wrapped in bacon with potatoes, onion and lots of garlic. Yeah, we were livin the good life. The drive down was so much fun! All the colors and the buildings we passed had so much character. We really loved this clock tower in Columbia Kentucky. Up close through the top window we could even see the cool stair case leading to the clock tower.

We were able to climb down to the lake and were so pleased with Kyrie's hiking skills. Most of those skills included sitting on dad's shoulders, covering Brian's eyes with her hands, yelling "a bug!", and collecting leafs from the branches of nearby trees. We were also so pleased to discover that throwing rocks into the lake can keep Kyrie busy for hours!

This little bridge had definatly seen better days. We were truly blessed that it didn't collapse with us on it.

I saw this lamp and fell in love. I thought it was so beautiful and would love it in the front of my house, but that's not really an option. So, I settled on a picture, in about twenty different angles. Have know fear, I've decided to post just one.
The first trail we hiked started at the Pumpkin Lodge. We couldn't resist the kodak moment.
Kyrie making her rock climbing debut!Yeah, another good time we couldn't resist!Too much fun!After all the strenuous exertion of the day, Kyrie needed a little R&R (rest and relaxation) on the couch to watch some of her new movie obsession, Jungle Book.

Kyrie and dad, lookin out over a secluded part of the lake.

We have found a new vacation spot and plan on returning as many times as we can! We love Cumberland Lake!

13 comments:

vintagehousewife said...

How fun! It looks beautiful.

KyleandAmanda said...

It looks like you guys have fun! You have to love when the guys have days off! We need to hang out soon!

Leslie said...

I don't think a family could be any cuter than yours! That looks like you had a super fun vacation! We cant wait to have you stay with us for christmas, we are gonna have the time of our lives! Boo Ya! jk
miss all of your guts so much!
love you!
jared leslie mason

The Meyers said...

Wow looks like you had alot of fun. You guys are always cooking something yummy! Lets scrapbook soon okay?

Eric & Jewels said...

Way to go Nat, you and Brian do a good job of creating fun family memories with Kyrie :) Love you guys!

Dickson Family said...

totally bummed you didn't tell us. we were looking for something to do. are you coming on tuesday? i miss my natalie!!

trish said...

That looks so relaxing and a nice way to get away from the world.

Emma said...

I love that picture with all of you sitting by the lake! so picturesque! LOVE you GUYS!!

Travis and Jamie said...

AHH! I miss the beauty of KY.

Oesterle Family said...

HELLO! Audrey gave me your blog address. How are you doing? You guys look so good! My blog address is
http://ntoesterle.blogspot.com
Take Care,
Nikki

Audrey, Russ, and Carson said...

Natlie it's been forever! You guys look so great and you're little one is so beautiful. I love the pictures. I would love to hear how you guys have been doing. Hope to hear from you!

Sharee and Arthur said...

Oh my goodness, that looks like such a perfect family vacation! You should frame that picture of the lamp. I love it. And the one of Kyrie and Brian looking at the lake with the fall colors. What a fun memory! love you.

Rob and Heather Weston said...

It does sound like you had a most wonderful time. Way to take advantage of going and doing. Your family is so cute. Kyrie is growing up so fast. WOW!!!