Back home and back to routine.

Well, the getting back to routine may still take a few days. My little Jellybean hasn’t napped well this last week because we kept wanting to do stuff when he would normally be napping. Hiking, visiting grandma and grandpa, more hiking, lunch with friends… it all managed to happen right in the middle of the day and interrupting naptime. Luckily he is both a good traveler and an easygoing kiddo, so he has handled it well.

We had a good time on vacation at Fall Creek Falls State Park. It was rainy (very rainy!) and cold, but we got out anyway. We walked around the trail by the lake for a bit when we got there Tuesday and it wasn’t quite so cold and wet. Jellybean was able to run and play at his own pace.

Leaves (or "doofs", as he calls them) are a favorite collector's item these days.

Leaves (or “doofs”, as he calls them) are a favorite collector’s item these days.


Playing in waterfalls

Water is also a favorite play thing. This little stream was running down into the lake Tuesday.


The next day, we hiked from our cabin to the Fall Creek Falls overlook. Normally, we would have also hiked from the falls to the nature center and down to the cascades, but it was wet, cold, muddy and Jellybean was over it. We did get a break in the rain for Hubby to get some good pictures of the falls.

Fall Creek Falls.  All the rain made for some spectacular waterfalls.

Fall Creek Falls. All the rain made for some spectacular waterfalls.


The next day, we got our traditional family photo at Millikan’s Overlook (where we were married) and drove over to the nature center to get our traditional photo at the Cascades.

Down the Gorge

Cane Creek Gorge from Millikan’s Overlook. I love the way the mist is coming out of the trees.

Cane Creek Cascades

Cane Creek Cascades

Our usual annual photo at the cascades is taken right on the left there that’s now covered in water. We stepped forward and got a really good shot with the falls in the background. I’ve never seen so much water on these falls.

Cane Creek

Cane Creek

We all had a good time. I got some knitting done… ran myself out of sparkly again! We even stopped by to visit with Grandma and Grandpa on the way home and had lunch with them.

I may have the set of three stockings with sparkly to show you on Thursday, but I make no promises about that. I’m almost finished knitting the third, but I still have to weave in ends, stitch the names on and wash, block and photograph them. We’ll see how much this week will let me do.

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