April 15, 2016

( A Whole Bunch Of ) Random Photos Friday

Don't say I didn't warn you. : ) This week's random photo post has just that. A multitude of random photos. So let's get right to it, shall we?

Remember when I told you we were decorating for spring as the flurries began?
Well, this is the end result of that.

It was beautiful, and I reminded myself to be in the moment and enjoy it.
More than likely, we will see buds and green leaves and rainstorms and colored leaves and barren trees before we see this again.

Once the snow died down, Steve and I hopped in our car for a quick but much needed overnight getaway to our favorite place to recharge...
Bedford Springs Resort.

Our room was charming, quaint, cozy, and immaculate...

as was the gorgeous bathroom...

which was stocked with super good smelling toiletries.

While I headed out to visit the amazing spa for some relaxation,
Steve made use of those walking sticks and walked the beautiful trails.

We braved the chilly air to sit outside on the cozy rockers before
heading down to dinner.
Four words...Lobster Macaroni and Cheese. : )

The calm, peaceful beauty is present throughout the entire resort...

This is the view the moment you walk through the doors.

You are suddenly immersed in the history of this beautiful place...

and it is simply amazing.

This article explains the wonderful history of Bedford Springs way better than I can. : )

Oh...Room Service is really good too.

So we enjoyed that before heading home to our country house and our four precious children
and two adorable pups.

My little Mocha was eagerly waiting for me...

As were these delicious-homemade-by-my-daughter-Madison
Blueberry Crumb Muffins...

and this delicious-homemade-by-my-daughter-Peyton
Chocolate Brownie Fudge Cake!

Enjoy your weekend, my friends!
Thanks for visiting.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful getaway and an equally good reunion with those thoughtful cakes to welcome your return. Take care.

  2. Simply beautiful. Another friend of mine is familiar with this place and is always encouraging us to go. I'm glad you got away for some very important "couple time".

  3. Hopefully spring will arrive soon so you can say goodbye to all that snow. What a lovely place for a getaway! Dan and I could really use one too but looking at his work schedule I'm thinking it's not going to happen any time before the fall. Happy Weekend!

  4. I love the pictures from the hotel. It looks like a cozy and relaxing atmosphere! Your daughters treats look amazing!! I'll take a piece or two of that cake. ;) <3

  5. Wow -- what a great getaway and beautiful place! Too sweet that your kiddos baked those incredible treats! Yum! Have a great weekend!

  6. What a LOVELY and CALMING resort!! So excited you went away again. I was just thinking yesterday, I need to set something up for David and I. :)

  7. My goodness, what a special treat to be able to get away for a night in such a special place! I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful pictures, and then how your kids treated you to some sweet dessert when you returned home... so precious! Have a blessed day :)

  8. Beautiful! I am so happy you got to get away but how did I not your you were having a getaway? We need to chat soon!!
    Have a wonderful friday❤️

  9. Love this little getaway spot. Looks like a place I could enjoy for a long spell.

  10. What an amazing beautiful place! So glad you got to spend some time there.

  11. {{{Big, Big smiles here}}} It is a beautiful 65* here in western NY today...thank you for the smiles...and I am sorry, I have had not had time to visit or even answer email this week. Blessings, friend.

  12. Billie Jo, The snow is so gorgeous! I hope for warmer days for you soon. And your getaway is simply beautiful. That bathtub looks inviting! And the room service too!

  13. Hi Billie Jo!

    What fun!! I'm so glad you got away, and what a gorgeous resort! Oh my goodness, I would have soaked it all in, just beautiful!!

    It's so fun to get away, especially at this time of year, when things are still kind of slow - because we know that won't last!

    We are headed out on Monday. Of course we will be in our trailer, that's as close to a resort as I will ever get my hubby... ;0) But we will be in a most beautiful part of the world, enjoying all the spring loveliness! God really is so good to us!

    Amazing treats waiting for you! And, you will truly have to tell us more about, lobster macaroni and cheese . . . really?!

    Have a wonderful week-end!


  14. What a beautiful resort! I'm glad the two of you 2ere able to have a nice little getaway.

  15. What a gorgeous resort! Good for you taking time to pamper yourself and get time together. ;)

    And you mentioned and showed so many yummy foods in this post I'm now very hungry. Off to eat!

    Have a great weekend Sweetie. xoxo

  16. What a great place to get away! I love it. So glad you were able to go, despite the weather, and have a nice time!

  17. So nice you were able to get away for the night. It looks beautiful there! I hope you had a wonderful time! ♥

  18. Oh my...what a wonderful weekend! And what a gorgeous hotel. Good for you for making time for a getaway, and then to be able to come home to all that homemade deliciousness...! (I would seriously weigh 500 pounds if I lived at your house, I'm quite sure!)


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Billie Jo