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A Little Cabin In the Woods.

I’m sorry for my lack of posts as of lately. I truthfully haven’t had much going besides work and the occasional date night. As with most places in the Midwest, the snow really put a damper on getting outside on a more regular basis during the first couple of months this year. The two kiddos I nanny for are just too little to spend a ton of time outside, therefore we  stayed inside their house…for the majority of January and February. UGH. Needless to say, I went a bit stir crazy (as did they!)

One of the few highlights over the (slow) last couple of months was our Boden family getaway to Hocking Hills in February.

As a Christmas gift to Marty’s side of the family we rented a few nights at a charming little cabin in Hocking Hills. (We actually did this two years ago and it went over really well so we decided to go for it again! Marty and I are more about ‘experiences’ and would prefer to buy someone an ‘experience’ instead of something materialistic. There is such a thing as too many sweaters.)

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We spent the majority of time relaxing, eating, playing board games and just catching up but we were able to hike for a bit one afternoon (unfortunately we couldn’t stay out too long due to the freezing temperatures and slippery trails.)  The few days away was MUCH needed and, as always, I love to spend time with family.

Do you enjoy family getaways? 

19 comments on “A Little Cabin In the Woods.

  1. Tara
    April 14, 2014

    I nanny too so I love reading about your experiences. :) What are some cool rainy/snowy day activities that you like to do?

    Our family doesn’t have many getaways but I am planning to drive up the 101 through the redwoods this summer to visit my mom.

  2. As always, I love your pictures :). I think doing something like that trip is much more memorable!

  3. Emily
    April 1, 2014

    Your entire trip looks so lovely and peaceful. Time spent with family is the best, isn’t it?

  4. kerrycooks
    March 28, 2014

    Wonderful images Di! Glad to hear all is well with you, sometimes life just gets too busy for blog posts!

  5. Colleen
    March 27, 2014

    I love cabins in the woods! It’s so nice to get away for a little bit. Also, side note, you have great eyebrows!

  6. GiGi Eats Celebrities
    March 25, 2014

    What’s funny is my home in Wyoming is a cabin in the woods! It’s the most amazing escape! Especially when I escape from California! :) I adore my family too so it’s two bird with one stone!

  7. caileejoy
    March 25, 2014

    Such beautiful pictures!! Looks like you had a blast! And I’m right there with ya! I love family get aways!! :)

  8. Corrie Anne
    March 24, 2014

    This is amazing!!!! What a wonderful/priceless gift!!!

  9. Brittany
    March 21, 2014

    I always love it when you pop in to post!! This looks like such a fun time, YES I love getaways with family. They are so fun, and fulfilling in ways you just can’t get with friends!

  10. Jorie
    March 20, 2014

    Love the idea of buying experiences rather than gifts. The older I get, the more I love that idea. I just bought my boyfriend a rock climbing outing in Wisconsin for the two of us come summer for his birthday! You remember experiences so much better than material items!

  11. Life After Swimming
    March 20, 2014

    I would love to get away in a cozy cabin with my family right now. Relaxing by the fireplace sounds perfect! Love the shots of the guitar :)

  12. Baking in Yoga Pants
    March 20, 2014

    Gorgeous pictures as always :) I love family getaways. They are definitely a life favorite of mine. I can appreciate the feeling of being stir crazy during the winter months. So happy that the warmer months are on their way. And so happy that you checked in on your blog!

  13. forthesakeofcake
    March 19, 2014

    That is a great gift idea!

  14. lifeaslisaknowsit
    March 19, 2014

    Looks like a great getaway! :-)

  15. missL
    March 19, 2014

    This looks like such a lovely time! I need a vacation.

  16. carrie
    March 19, 2014

    that looks like my kind of getaway. i love being stowed away in a cabin with woods and nature surrounding me. how great, Di!!

  17. seventeenandambivalent
    March 19, 2014

    Oh, I Love family getaways. :)
    These are some gorgeous pictures.

    • di @ life of di.
      March 19, 2014

      They really are great. I just wish they would last a bit longer (not too much longer but a few days would be nice!) :D

      • seventeenandambivalent
        March 19, 2014

        The sheer luxury of spending time with your family away from the city, the crowd and the noise along with the laughter and good food. :D
        Oh, yes. A little longer. I’m really looking forward to the summer.

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