Last year we started a new tradition of renting a house in upstate New Hampshire with several other families. We had so much fun last year year that it was guaranteed that we would do it again this year. We started searching early for houses and Dianna found the perfect one... 10 bedrooms, just as many bathrooms, several living rooms, a huge kitchen and dining room and oh yeah, a game room. It was fantastic with so much space since all 9 kids could have their pick of bedrooms to sleep in (although the boys and Meisee started out sleeping on the floor of the downstairs living room) and places to play. There was a hot tub which was just perfect for having a beer and relaxing! I still laugh looking at these pictures because after the kids went to bed the adults had an absolute blast! So much laughing! Hilarious!
Part of the kitchen/dining room. You can see Darlene had her coat on because the heat was broken for the first couple hours we were there!
The boys and their tv room.
The girls and theirs. This place was perfect.
Brendan and my bedroom. A king size bed! Heaven!! Although Charlotte climbed into bed with us both nights and since she always snuggles up close I didn't really feel like I had a lot of room to work with but it was still super comfortable.
A get together with us is never without a dance party.
How have I never tried monkey bread before this? Abby made breakfast (we all took a meal to make) and this was one of the things she served. So yummy!
It was chilly but not cold enough to keep us completely indoors. We made the small hike (really a walk through the woods as it didn't seem like there was an incline) to Diana's Bath. It was beautiful and I wish I could have stayed longer!
A rare pic of me. I really do need to hand the camera over more often.
I really like this area. There were a good amount of people there but it was so wide open that it didn't feel crowded at all. It would be a really great place to go on a hot summer day.
Oh this picture. The kids had stayed up until at least 10pm the night before and they were not in the mood for smiles at that moment.
Cole and I hung back a bit and ended up walking back to the car by ourselves. I really cherish the times where I can spend some time with just Cole or just Charlotte. Cole and I usually have such interesting conversations.
We were crossing over a waterfall and my lens cap snapped off of my lens and floated away down the waterfall. There was no going after it although Cole really wanted to try. :)
Movie night again that night. The kids were definitely more ready to fall asleep the second night.
Next year we stay for three nights! I love mountain house weekend!