...............The Hellwig Family

Friday, June 24, 2011

Blue Ridge Mountains Trip - Day 1

Posted by Gabrielle

Early Monday morning, June 6th, we started out for a three-day camping trip in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This was our second trip to the area and we prepared with much anticipation.

Our happy little camper, complete with his lamb, Zadok, and a beloved animal cracker.

A new use for rest-stop picnic benches - pushups!

Our campsite by the lake

A view of the lake from our campsite

Christianna enjoying the quiet beauty of the lake

Timothy and Elliot, with Jedidiah standing by, setting up the tents

Mommy, Benaiah, and Elliot enjoying the lake

Ambushed by guerilla fighters!

Benaiah climbing trees and enjoying the view

After setting up camp, and it being late afternoon with not a lot to do there, we headed down to the beautiful little park in the nearby town of Blowing Rock. It's a quaint little town with it's streets lined with small shops where people walk to their shopping instead of driving, but they have the funnest park, as we discovered last time.

Blowing Rock, the quaint little mountain town we stayed at.

The little gazebo on the pond

Watching the ducks and fish in the pond

The fountain

First, there was just one duck

Then, we noticed three others on the opposite shore who soon took to the water like...

well...ducks! :)

Elliot, Christianna, Timothy, and Jedidiah playing horseshoes

And we all played tennis!

Jedidiah and

Tobias enjoyed the bars!

And I think Benaiah enjoyed having the sandbox to himself

Resting and Talking

Day 2 coming soon...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Baking day....

Posted by Arianne

Yesterday I got inspired to do some baking. I made a loaf of whole wheat oatmeal bread. I had tried it once before at a friend's house, but it didn't rise. So I was very pleased to see that it rose this time.

While I was waiting for my bread to rise I made cinnamon rolls. I had never tried them before so it was all new to me. But it was a lot of fun! I did a chocolate frosting on top instead of the usual sugar frosting. They turned out quite nicely considering it was my first try. Here is another picture of the scrumptious frosting dripping down the side...Yum!