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A Lakeside Babymoon at 34 Weeks

Happy Thursday!

We have our 34 week appointment today, so I’m excited to hear little one’s heartbeat again. At our last appointment it was way slower than it usually is, so I’m thinking maybe she was just snoozing. I’m curious to see how she’s measuring too, since Adam and I both feel like she’s grown A LOT in the past two weeks! Wish us luck!

As promised, I’m recapping our lovely babymoon today! If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve already seen several pics from our trip.

We headed up to NWA (Northwest Arkansas — locals refer to this part of the state simply as NWA, and it consists of several smaller towns all clustered together up in the Ozark mountains. It’s also where the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is.) Anyways, we got up there Saturday morning around lunch time, and went straight into downtown Bentonville (home of WalMart) for a delicious lunch at one of our favorite tex-mex restaurants. I didn’t take any fancy pictures, but it was deeeeeelicious! After lunch, we made a quick stop at the grocery to pick up some snacks for the cabin, then we started on our way out to the lake.

Our cabin was on Beaver Lake, and was the cutest little thing you ever did see! We got an amazing deal on it for the weekend using VRBO, and I would highly recommend it! Working with the owner was very easy, and we were very impressed with the cleanliness of the cabin. Once we turned off the “main” road, it was probably another 10 minute drive down a steep gravel road, then straight up to the cabin. I always think if you’re going to stay in a cabin, it should feel secluded, and this one definitely felt like it! Check it out…

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The inside was almost a retro/chic style, and I loved all of the bright colors against the checkered floors!

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Here’s the big screened in back porch, aka, Heaven! We loved sitting out here to read, and just BE.

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Saturday afternoon we headed down to the dock to soak up some sun and do some fishing. AKA Adam do some fishing. There was a beautiful wooded path down to the dock, and not gonna lie, that thing was steep! It definitely wore me out each time!

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Adam is a huge fisherman, so he loved being able to fish off the dock while I lounged off in the shade. It’s amazing what simply changing your scenery and NOT LOOKING AT A COMPUTER SCREEN can do for your attitude. Gah, so nice.

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Saturday night we headed into downtown Rogers and ate at a small pizza joint. Holy yum! We already can’t wait to go back! I wish I’d thought to take a picture of our meal, but we split a fully topped pizza and a stuffed cheese and pepperoni cheese bread. When we got back to the cabin, we wrapped up the night with a competitive round of Nertz.

Early Sunday morning we spent several hours waiting for the sun to come up around the bend, and enjoyed the stillness of the lake. I think early morning on a lake is the best time on a lake! The water was so serene, and since it wasn’t hot yet it felt amazing!

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The majority of Sunday afternoon we spent driving around exploring Rogers and Bentonville, just for fun. We love this part of the state so much, so it was nice to really take a look around and see what we could find.

Sunday night, we ate dinner at yet another tasty mexican restaurant, then headed back to the cabin for another evening relaxing on the dock, followed by lounging inside and playing cards. The cabin didn’t have a TV, which turned out to be quite wonderful. You don’t think about how many distractions are a part of your day until you remove them all! I think we needed these couple days away from everything to just be with each other and soak up some quiet time before Adeline makes her appearance. It’s a very strange feeling to know that next time we take a trip, she’ll be with us.

Monday morning, Adam fished a little more and I slept in, after an awful night of sleep. (No surprise there). We cleaned up the cabin, loaded up, then headed into town for a quick lunch before making the drive back down to Little Rock.

I think that about wraps it up!

Did you take a babymoon? Are you a fan of fishing or watching others fish? What is your idea of relaxation?

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    Christine@ Apple of My Eye
    September 10, 2015 at 11:54 am

    All your photos look SO beautiful! My parents use VRBO to help them rent out the condos they have in Hawaii and they absolutely love it. What I Wouldn’t give for a lazy weekend at that cabin, though! It has my Norwegian blood singing with the wide open spaces and gorgeous lake views!
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    Beverley @ sweaty&fit
    September 10, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    You too are so sweet! Looks like a lovely vacation and great pictures as well. The cabin is so cute, very retro chic hehe. Personally I love to fish! There is no better feeling than having a tug on your line and bringing something up. It’s like gambling but without losing any money
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    Kylie Rose
    September 10, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Table Mesa!? I’m dying to know if thats where you ate downtown 😉 We actually came THIS CLOSE a few months ago to buying a house on Beaver. It was a major fixer upper, and we were in talks with our lendor and realtor and getting so excited…and then we just felt God saying “not yet” so it didn’t happen. But these gorgeous pictures make my heart pitter patter! I’m so glad you guys had such a wonderful time, and so bummed I couldn’t get it together for us to just meet up for lunch. Wishing you a happy last 6 weeks! When does your doctor start checking for dilation? Mine doesn’t until 36, but i’m a little bit excited for that day to see if we’ve made any progress!

    xo!
    Kylie
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    Julia
    September 10, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    What a nice getaway! We are going on a little weekend trip because that is all we have time for for our babymoon!

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    Danielle
    September 10, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Looks like such a nice time! I love the cabin and it sounds like a perfectly relaxing weekend. We did not take a baby moon and I wish we had! I did make it a point to drag my pregnant butt out to eat, etc as often as I could when I was pregnant with our first because I knew those dinners out alone would be harder to come by!
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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    September 11, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Now that’s a relaxing trip!!! So glad you had a good time.
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    Leslee @ Her Happy Balance
    September 11, 2015 at 9:44 am

    My version of relaxation is sitting on a beach, laying in the sun, listening to the waves crash, either reading or doing nothing at all. Perfection. The manfriend loves fishing and used to be a fishing guide in Alaska so he is all about the outdoors.

    Your babymoon looks darling. That cabin alone is so sweet. You’re making me wonder what a weekend free of gadgets could bring, maybe I need to give that a go!
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    Katie @decoratemylife
    September 11, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Aw yay you were in our neck of the woods (bentonville)! Love that cute cabin. Enjoy your last moments of pregnancy!
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    Kelly
    September 11, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Sounds like a lovely little getaway, That cabin is too cute!
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