Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hope you have a safe and fun Halloween!

The Cheathams

First Stay At A B&B {Our Fall Getaway}

Last weekend Michael and I stayed over-night at a Bed & Breakfast on Lake Barkley. We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed getting to talk to each other without a toddler interrupting us (though we did miss Jonah a lot). We stayed at Maple Hill Bed & Breakfast in Eddyville, Kentucky. It was only about an hour drive from our house so it was the perfect distance for us to go.

I have always wanted to go stay in a bed & breakfast hotel and I'm so glad we chose this one. It was everything I expected and there were so many nice little surprises too. The home was full of antiques and the rooms were beautifully decorated. Each room had a clawfoot tub and high ceilings and a fireplace. Our room had the best views out the back of the house of the lake and bay. It was a messy rainy day when we got there but the next morning was cool and beautiful.

The owner had it all decorated for fall and halloween.

These are some of the views from the back wrap-around porch of Lake Barkley. The colors were gorgeous!

The friendly owner took a picture for us on the front steps.

This is the view from the front porch. They really had a 180 degree view of the water.

This was our room that I snapped a few pictures of when we first got there. All the lamps were on and there was beautiful music playing from the TV. The bed was firmer than ours but still comfortable and the bed linens were so soft!

Another view of the room where the fireplace was. It was just an electric one but still it made the room feel cozy.

The other side of the room there was a small table and chairs and of course all our junk. LOL. The room was really plenty big enough for us to hang out in.

This was the dining room downstairs where they serve breakfast. It was beautifully decorated too. Loved that chandelier. We opted to get our breakfast delivered to the room.

The night we checked in, we decided to eat at Patti's 1880 Restaurant nearby. We love that place and it is a popular favorite that people will drive a long ways to eat at. If you are ever in my neck of the woods you have to try it out. They are best known for their flower pot bread (brought out in a terra cotta flower pot), their strawberry butter and their 2 inch pork chops. 

Patti's starts decorating for Christmas on Labor Day weekend and they were still putting out decorations when we were there. They also have a big lighting ceremony on their grounds soon. There is a petting zoo and wedding chapel at this place and several little shops and they go all out for Christmas. Each room in the restaurant is decorated in a different color scheme. The room we at in was decorated in white and blue with ice skates and polar bears. It was so pretty!!

I was the crazy tourist person taking pictures all around us.

I even took a picture of our food. LOL. I got a chicken alfredo type pasta. I could not finish mine.

Michael got the special of rib eye and shrimp.

Such a pretty wreath!

We saved a little room for dessert. Patti's is know for their desserts as well. We had the chess pie with coffee ice cream and whipped cream on top with caramel sauce. It was divine! We shared!

I snuck a couple of pics of the decor in the room next to ours once a big party left. I loved the color scheme in there too.

Our waitress kindly took this shot for us but it turned out blurry. Better than nothing I guess. LOL

We had a great time and were so happy to see our little man once we got home. He was well taken care of with his Nana and Papaw.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Pumpkin Patch 2012

Last weekend a few families with small children at our church met up and went to the pumpkin patch. We had a great time and the weather was pretty perfect. It really felt like fall! Here are the pics.

Jonah loved playing on the tractor. Daddy wants to try to make him one of these.

All the kiddos trying out the corn box. Jonah wasn't a big fan. I don't think he knew what to do. LOL

Having fun on the hayride. The place we go to is called Riverview Mounds Century Farm. The farm is 177 years old and in it's 7th generation of the same family running it. The hayride takes us down to where the old Indian burial and ceremony mounds are, up on a big hill that overlooks all the surrounding countryside. It was really pretty and probably even more so when the sun is shining.

Jonah and Daddy went down the big slide/tunnel. You can't tell but Michael was behind him in the tunnel.

Playing on the old tractor. I got this same/similar shot of him on the tractor last year. Love it!

These two can't get enough of each other. I think it is too sweet. Jonah definitely is a Daddy's boy most of the time. I am just thankful that Michael is such a great Dad and WANTS to be involved in everything we plan and do.

The big sand box was a hit. He could have stayed in there for a long time playing around.

I thought this shot was too cute of him and Kaiden digging together. Boys just know what to do when it comes to dirt and digging.

He was telling us how big the pumpkin is.

He just knew he could pick it up!!

I love this shot and I wasn't really even trying to get a good one. I just snapped it. Love it when that happens! LOL

These were the strangest pumpkin variations hat I had ever seen! They all had those small mounds on the top of them. They are pretty colors though.

We had to include this shot for Jonah's Nana, who hates mice/rats and can't even stand to look at fake ones.

This year Jonah was big enough to ride the barrel train by himself and he loved it! He was not afraid of it at all and it was kind of bouncy to ride in but the driver went really slow so that was good. I was worried he would want to bail halfway through but he loved it.

The only family shot we got thanks to the nice train driver.

Jonah was wore out when we left and fell asleep easily. Right before he did though he was just hugging his "puppy" so tight. It was too cute.

Later that evening we went to my Aunt's house to celebrate my Grandmother's 85th birthday. It was a very special night of visiting with family and getting to see some family that came in from Knoxville for the special event that we usually only see once a year. It was a wonderful fall evening and we had a bonfire and lots of toys for Jonah to play with. It was a very blessed weekend indeed!!