October 24, 2011

Just Us Girls

Auntie Beverley invited us to come for a visit.
She lives three to four hours away from us ~
depending on the ferry traffic.  We went.
We are so thankful that we did!


Just us girls.  Just the three of us.
Auntie Beverley stayed all cozy in her place across the lawn.


And we stayed within view in her sweet guest house.
Isn't it just A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.??


We arrived in time for a wonderful home-cooked meal last Thursday evening.
Then we ventured up to *our place* and my girl and
I snuggled in the big bed and watched "Sarah Plain and Tall"
on a little portable DVD player.  We ate popcorn.


Friday morning we got up and prepped for the day.
We had quiet time together.  We packed the van.


We took a few *self-timed* photos.



And then...we headed across the lawn to
have breakfast with our precious Auntie.
How lovely it was to be able to spend some special time with her!

Here we are...just the three of us
in Auntie Beverley's sweet sitting area just off the kitchen.


The view from the lower level
of the main house...isn't it AMAZING??


Auntie Beverley lives on a cliff and...she has beach access.
A little walk along the beach was in order.



Good thing I packed boots for my girl! :)


Emma enjoyed exploring.  We found some amazing shells!
This beach is relatively untouched ~
A wonderful sampling of God's glorious creation.


Back up the bulkhead...


We went into town and shopped.
We visited a lovely little bakery for lunch.
And then...


...we travelled home!
It was a W.O.N.D.E.R.F.U.L. 31-hour retreat.
Thank you so much for having us stay with you Auntie Beverley!

Lots of Love,
Emma and Camille XOXO

15 comments:

Lisa said...

What an absolutely precious time you got to spend! Her houses and view are beautiful, and I can just imagine the relaxing and enjoying that went on while you were there.

Nadine said...

What a wonderful time for you and Emma! That was sweet of your aunt to let you stay in her adorable guest house!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Maryann said...

Sounds like a wonderful time, hope you came back rested and refreshed

Heather said...

Wonderful photos, Camille! I feel like I was right there with you :)
Wow, do you and your aunt ever look alike! Both so pretty :)
My husband was in your neck of the woods a few hours ago! I'm sure he called out, "Go, Leafs, Go!" over your rooftop as his plane lifted off.

Lady Farmer said...

What a glorious mini vacation, Camille! Such a beautiful place and, how fun to stay in Auntie's 'guest house'.
Did you find any 'beach glass' while strolling along the shore? I have only just started a wee collection. So pretty in a clear glass bottle on the window sill.
So glad you had some special time with your girl making memories!
Blessings!

Chelle said...

Looks like you had a nice time. I love the guest cottage. And the water looks nice too. Sarah Plain and Tall is one of our family favorites.

Jill said...

This looks heavenly! What a wonderful weekend away! Thanks for sharing all that beauty.

Blessings,
Jill

Cinnamon said...

I agree, wonderful!!

I love the pictures of you all enjoying your time together.

The guest house is perfect.

I bet you returned home with precious memories~

~Cinnamon

Jenn said...

WOW! What a perfect girl's outing! Such a gorgeous setting and a blessing to be able to see your aunt!

Wanting What I Have said...

Please tell Auntie Beverly I'd love to come for a visit! What a beautiful home and what a treat to enjoy God's creation - especially for wonderful "girl time!" Emma is darling and her smile says it all. :) So glad y'all had such a wonderful time together!

Farmgirl said...

What an absolutely, delightful post. Great memories for Emma (and you) for sure!

Mountain Mama said...

How LOVELY! All the way around!!
Blessings on you, Camille!

Camille said...

Dear Lisa ~ It was a lovely time...thank you for entering into our joy. I trust you will have some special times this weekend! :)

Dear Nadine ~ It certainly was a special treat! We drove right past you on our way down! :)

Dear Maryann ~ Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a restful time...a real blessing! :)

Dear Heather ~ LOL...I thought I heard something! ;-) We are on the flight path for many airlines...maybe he did fly over our house. Next time are you coming along?? Thank you for your sweet encouragement and compliments my friend. This Auntie is my Dad's sister...I would imagine we do share some family resemblance. :)

Dear Raeann ~ It was a real treat! Yes, we did find one piece of beach glass, but we haven't begun a collection. Your idea sounds lovely. My sister has lots of beach glass that she collected while she was living in Maine! :)

Dear Chelle ~ Thank you! Isn't Sarah Plain and Tall a lovely family movie? Emma and I enjoyed watching it together. :)

Dear Jill ~ Thank you my friend. It was truly a blessing! :)

Dear Cinnamon ~ Yes, it was a wonderful time of memory-making. Thank you for entering into our joy. :)

Dear Jenn ~ It really was! Thank you my friend. :)

Dear Jennifer ~ Thank you so much for your sweet words! How precious these days are! Don't you think? :)

Dear Heather (Farmgirl) ~ It was a blessing to be able to do it. Thank you for your sweet encouragement my friend. :)

Dear Tami ~ Blessings on you my sweet, encouraging friend! :)

Many blessings to you each one!
In HIS Love,
Camille

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I love girls only trips. This one looks like it was amazing! How special that you got to go with your daughter and hang out with your aunt. What a gorgeous place to visit :)

Camille said...

Dear Jackie ~ It was so wonderful! It's the only time Emma and I have ever gone away *just us*...a real treat! :)

Love,
Camille