Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter and the Ozarks

Here are Julia and Jenna post-egg hunt in our front yard today. (I also wanted to show off my daffodils. They've survived two snows and two hailstorms and still look lovely.)

I have a feeling Julia's going to start thinking she's too old for this in a few years, but I'm glad she's not there yet.

Jenna was apparently pretty excited to get this chocolate bunny.

If you're wondering why our yard isn't green yet, that's because two weeks ago, it looked like this:

Earlier this weekend, we took my mom up into the Ozarks for a little Arkansas sightseeing. Friday, we stayed in a cabin near Jasper that belongs to some friends of ours. The cabin's property is right on the edge of Buffalo National Park, and the scenery there is beautiful.

The girls loved playing in the creek...

...and in the hammock just down the hill from the cabin.

We took the scenic route home, winding our way through the Ozarks and stopping at a triple waterfall and some Civil-War era building remnants. When we got back into civilization, we stopped in Conway at the Marketplace Grill and made complete pigs of ourselves. Julia proclaimed it as her new favorite restaurant. I'm kind of glad there's not one in Little Rock -- we'd be in big trouble!

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  • At Mon Mar 24, 12:23:00 AM, Blogger lawtondickerson said…

    ...been lurking for a while with no inspiring comments to the blog...have you seen our new favorite site?! [since it's generally ok to brag to close friends and family :)]

    P.S. We didn't tell our mom we were too old for finding easter eggs until we were out of high school...

  • At Mon Mar 24, 10:31:00 AM, Blogger Heather said…

    Ian's almost 12 and still hunting with vigor. . .so hopefully, you'll still have several more years as well.

    Conway Marketplace Grill -- I think this has become a favorite of most of my extended family when we head up there to visit relatives. We have a big family meal there once every time we visit (that and some hole in the wall bbq place).

  • At Wed Mar 26, 08:13:00 PM, Blogger Maude said…

    Pretty pictures! I'm jealous of your daffodils :)

    Does anyone else get jittery looking at people swinging in hammocks? Ever since I saw an Oprah episode years ago with some woman who was paralyzed when she flipped off a hammock, I've had hammock-phobia!!


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