Monday, May 19, 2008


Matt and I had our first get-away without Benjamin this past week. It was wonderful! We were both so much in need of some time away after he graduated. Matt's parents blessed us by staying with Benjamin for a couple of days, so we were able to relax knowing he was in great hands. We started our time away by going out to breakfast - something we never do with Benjamin. Then we headed for the hill country and did some hiking at Lost Maples State Park. It was a perfect day that never got much above 80 and we had a cool breeze throughout our hike. Since we went on a Monday, there were very few people in the park, so we enjoyed more peace and quiet than we have had in a long time.
Later that afternoon we headed to our cabin. We Stayed at Lost Maples Cabins and once again since it was a Monday, we enjoyed having the grounds to ourselves. When we arrived we promptly headed for the double hammock in the yard and took a nap. It was amazingly peaceful with only the sounds of the birds and the wind in the trees. The rest of our time was spent just relaxing, going for walks, enjoying a fire in the fireplace, relaxing in the Jacuzzi, reading, and playing games. We almost felt like newlyweds again! We were so thankful for our time away and felt rejuvenated and excited about having the summer together as a family with no school.
On our way home we stopped in Bandera for lunch and ate at one of the best restaurants we've ever tried. It was called The Grotto Grill and Coffee House. They had some fun and unique food that was super tasty! Too bad it's almost an hour away. After lunch we were ready to head home to our little boy. We fully enjoyed our time away, but we were missing Benjamin by the end and were happy to see him again.
Posing in the jacuzzi. :)
Relaxing in the hammock
Our 2nd floor cabin
A view of the hills that were everywhere around us (and of our smiling faces)

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