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A Weekend in Arkansas

March 29, 2012

Last weekend, we went on a family trip to Arkansas, and stayed in a cabin for a few days. It was a blast! The cabin we stayed in was truly out in the middle of nowhere. There was not a house in sight. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous! We enjoyed spending time relaxing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and going on walks. We also watched movies and played games at night. I got quite a few pictures from our time, so here are some of them:

Austin and Jonathan couldn’t wait to get out and burn off their extra energy. They hit the rope swing within minutes of arriving! :)

We four elder family members enjoyed a quiet time of reading and relaxing. :)

One of my highlights of the weekend was kayaking. We have two kayaks and a canoe, so if four people squeeze into the canoe and the other two take the kayaks, we can all go as family. I had a turn in the big yellow kayak. :)

We kayaked/canoed to a cave and explored it a bit – the cave went back pretty far!

We actually had to stay there in the cave for a while because it started raining! :) Thankfully the rain didn’t last very long.

The next morning, we went on a family walk. Austin stopped to look at some rocks.

I like the rays of sunlight in this picture.

Austin and Jonathan about ready to head out on a fishing expedition with Daddy.

And yes, they did catch some fish. This is Austin’s first fish – it’s pretty small compared to some of the fish they caught!

Fishing off the dock. We could even see the fish in the water, swimming around the hook.

When standing at the top of the stairs, Wesley said he felt like Caesar addressing the crowd. :)

We kids make a “romantic breakfast” for Mom and Daddy. There was a small table upstairs. It just fit two people, so it worked out nicely!

Oh my – either this chair is not working properly, or Jonathan just has a very unusual way of getting comfortable. :)

I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have fun and enjoy each other! It was an incredibly sweet weekend!

6 Comments

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    Becca

    March 30, 2012

    This little vacation looks like SO MUCH FUN!! :) The interior of the cabin seems very nice, from the pictures, and I think Caesar addressing the crowd is hilarious!! You and your mom look so cute in that picture – I’m glad y’all had such a marvelous time. It sounded perfect. Thanks for all of your great posts, and allowing us into part of your life, Brooke! :D

    ~Becca

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    Hannah

    March 30, 2012

    What a wonderful post, Brookie! It must have been so fun to get away into the “middle of nowhere” for a bit! :) Isn’t it such a blessing to be able to capture memories with your camera!?! I love your dad’s shirt in the picture of him with Austin and Jonathan and the picture of “Caesar” made me laugh. :) I loved all of your photos so much! Thank you for posting and keep up the great work – I enjoy your blog so much.

    We love and miss you all very much.

    To God be the Glory,
    Love,
    Hannah

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    Amanda

    March 30, 2012

    Wow Brooke! Looks like a fun filled weekend. What a sweet picture with the rays of sunlight:) Book reading and kayaking is so relaxing too!
    ~Amanda

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    Emma Wheeler

    April 1, 2012

    Where in Arkansas were you?

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    Anna

    April 1, 2012

    Looks like you guys had a great time and made some fun special family memories :) I love the pic of you and your mom! So precious!!
    Love ya!!
    Anna

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    Brooke Noble

    April 1, 2012

    Thanks so much for your comments, girls! To answer your question, Emma, we stayed near Bull Shoals. I know your family lives in Arkansas – do you know where that is?
    Have a wonderful day!
    ~Brooke

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