Saturday, November 24, 2012

Big Bear

Hi there.  We are up in beautiful Big Bear with our daughter Erika and grandson Noah.  When we were driving up yesterday, it was 89 degrees at the base of the mountain.  Up here it was in the 50's, and in the 20's at night.  So beautiful, but the snow from two weekends ago is long gone. 
Today Geeps and Eri and Noah went to the Alpine Sled play area.  They rode the sleds.
Played miniature golf.
Drove the race cars.
I love this shot of Erika and Noah!
Is she not the best model for my earwarmers?  They had a lot of fun.  I stayed at the cabin and worked.

These are childrens headbands.  I was looking for something to put them on, and discovered that a roll of paper towels works great!
When they returned from the Alpine Sled park, Erika wanted to go thrifting.  I knew that there were some good shops in Big Bear City, so off we went.  Noah wanted to go too.  We had fun, and we found a few things.  While we were gone, Greg took a hike to Castle Rock.
This afternoon Noah wanted to go with Geeps to take Ducey for a walk.  I absolutely LOVE this shot of Noah!!!
And this one too, where he is posing!
Erika and Noah headed on down the hill tonight.  Geeps and I will go home tomorrow.  It has been a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!!!
XO  Kris

25 comments:

Grayseasailor said...

Such a beautiful area, Kris! [89 at the base of the mountain!!!] I really enjoyed viewing your photos and sharing your family time and seeing your pretty and practical latest crochet projects! I hope you will feel rested when you head back home, and that you have a wonderful week. xx from Gracie

Tammy said...

LOVE the pictures! Noah is so handsome! =)

Knitting Nix said...

Beautiful photos, riding on the sled sure looks fun!!

pembrokeshire lass said...

What a wonderful way to spend a weekend and what precious photos too!! Love the scenery! Joan

Dawn said...

What a great time and look at you go with all the headbands. Erika does look great in one. I love mine:)

Mereknits said...

Noah is so adorable and your daughter could be a model she is gorgeous! So glad you are having a great time, keep crocheting!
Meredith

priscilla said...

Great photos as always ,Kris ! It is so wonderful your family is so close ! Your headbands are so cute ! Great way to display them too !

Kerri said...

You're right....Erika is the perfect model for your beauties! The only problem, when people get your creations in the mail...they will be disappointed they don't look as good as Erika does wearing them! :)
Great pictures of Noah...Big Bear looks like such a beautiful place.

Susanne said...

My, my your crocheting is keeping you busy! That is the one good thing about crochet and knitting, you can always take it along for those family outings no matter where you go. Big Bear must be the best place ever, and it is evident that your and your family love it there so much.
Susanne :)

Karen Bates said...

So glad you got away with your family..stunning views and that Noah, too cute!

Savvy Seasons said...

What a nice weekend you had with family. Love your ear warmers, and yes, it looks fabulous on Erika. Noah is such a cutie. xo ~Liz

corners of my life said...

When I see "Big Bear" in your title, I know there will be photos of fun-ness.

NanaNor's said...

Kris, What a wonderful family time; I love your cabin adventures. I haven't done much this weekend-you are very productive. Love your ear warmers. It is cold but sunny here; our oldest girl was in Ca.(northern)for T-day and said it was so damp and cold that it chilled you to the bone. Glad it is dry here.
Have a great evening and safe drive home tomorrow.
Hugs, Noreen

Genn said...

What great pictures!
I think there are no bad pictures from Big Bear.
I always cant wait until we can go back each time we go.
We are lucky.
Glad you guys had fun.

by Teresa said...

I love seeing photos of your trips up there. I think it's your heaven. You're all gorgeous in your family. Don't work too hard.. remember to stop and smell the roses. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

The Garden Bell - Kate said...

Another holiday well enjoyed. Keeping busy down here in sunny Flordia. But we are ready for some quiet time this week to explore on our own. Plus we need to work off all the food. But the truth be told, I did do pretty well over the weekend staying on track. Scott....well that's another story.

Miriam said...

What a beautiful place to make memories with your family. Noah has a wonderful smile that must light your heart up every time you see him.

You are very talented with your crocheting ~so pretty!

Hope you had a safe trip home.

Grammy Staffy said...

I love all of the pictures....and yes.... Erica is a great ear warmer model. I'm glad you've jad such a nice weekend with family.we did too. Hugs, Lura

Pam said...

Looks like a great time! Cute photos.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Big Bear is such a wonderful recreation spot for you and your family. Kris!

I enjoyed your prior post and seeing how you prepare your delicious Thanksgiving holiday feast -- everything looked so good! I have to try your green bean recipe and your marinaded brussel sprouts. Your family traditions are beautiful. Happy countdown to Christmas!

Linda said...

HI Kris...
Erika is a beautiful young lady...she must take after her Mother!!!
Looks like you kept yourself busy...
Find anything good while thrift shopping???

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Jill said...

What gorgeous pictures Kris!! I am so behind on my blog reading, I have been so crazy busy, have to go back through and see what else you have been up too! ;-) Have a great night.

blessings,
Jill

Jann Olson said...

Kris, Big Bear is so beautiful. I can see why you head there often. Not only is Erika a beautiful model for your ear warmers, she is just plain beautiful! Noah is blessed with her good looks. And what a little posing model he is too.
Hugs,
Jann

Nicolle said...

You've been posting, and I've been missing out on all the goodness over here. I think my mind has just been in a cloud the last week. I also love the pictures here of Noah and Erika, and the one of Noah on the rocks. Big Bear always looks so dreamy, and like such a fun place. I always love when you and Genn post about it. So glad it was a good weekend for you!

Tania @ Out Back said...

I always enjoy seeing your visits to Big Bear. Sounds like the weather is getting colder your way, and ours is definitely getting hotter!

xx