Well, we packed up some stuff, piled into the car and headed to Fredericksburg, TX over the weekend.
If you’ve been reading this blog for several years, you know that this quaint little German town about 4.5 hours away is one of our favorite places to visit. We love the food, we love the friendly people and we love the cute little Main St. with the shops. Since Catherine was in Seattle over Easter weekend hosting a baby shower and Sean had previous commitments that wouldn’t allow us all to be together, we took the opportunity of an unusual Easter weekend and turned it into a getaway.
Here’s a peek at our trip…
Everyone was buckled in the car and ready to go!
There are some amazing Czech bakeries on the way down…and we feel like we must stop when we see one. #weloveczechbakeries
About halfway down, we stopped in Salado, TX and met up with my parents. Here is me taking the world’s most awkward selfie. #toomuchme #toolittlethem
Lunch in Salado before heading on to Fredericksburg.
This kid is a mess.
Papa Jay was teaching Ashby how to take a selfie…
…and then I looked over and saw this! Hahahaha! How funny is Kensington taking a selfie?! This girl has it down!
After lunch, we hopped back into our cars and headed to Fredericksburg. At the entrance to the town is one of my favorite places in the whole wide world…
…the home of Circle E Candles. They’re my favorite. I’ve blogged about them approximately 5,569,512 times. I love them. They’re my very favorite. And they’re made in Fredericksburg.
Overwhelmed by the candle goodness. #girlaftermyownheart
After we stocked up on candles, we headed to the little house we rented for the weekend. This house has four bedrooms, so Kensington was pumped because she got her own…
…in her room while we’re checking out the house.
We love a house with a porch swing. Mom and Andrew on one side…
…Dad and me on the other.
And then mom went to the backyard with the kiddos and I scooted over to the swing…
…to be honest, I didn’t feel like we matched until I saw this picture! This is what happens when both of you shop at J Crew!
In the backyard with my big guy!
He’s such a mama’s boy…and I LOVE it!
Okay, speaking of things I’ve blogged about a million times…
…I LOVE GERMAN FOOD.
I mean…there is love and then there is MY LOVE FOR GERMAN FOOD. I love it all, I crave it, it is my favorite and it’s a real treat to actually eat authentic German food. Fredericksburg is a German town and they have wonderful German fare. I talked about it all the way down in the car, I told my mom I was actually giddy and then I have been talking about it since we left. I. Love. It.
Jaeger Schnitzel, German Potato Salad, a German roll and not pictured on this night, German Cole Slaw. Love.
Speaking of love…my littlest love ate her weight in red cabbage and sauerkraut. #thatsmygirl #likemotherlikedaughter
Happy, happy, happy!
After dinner, we walked down to their old fashioned ice cream parlor for dessert.
This guy right here…I love him.
Ice cream and horseback riding outside of the ice cream parlor.
The weather was gorgeous for our weekend! After Ashby finished her ice cream…
…she had a horseback ride too :).
My mom is so sweet and brought the kids Easter “boxes” for the trip…
…after we got back to the house, they all opened their boxes.
Day one was a huge success!
The morning of day two…we slept in and then ate breakfast. We were lazy and it was wonderful!
Cutie in glasses 🙂
We decided to have a little egg hunt for these three…that being said, we forgot baskets, so they got trash bags. #keepingitclassy
Off they went! We left some easy to find ones out for Ashby and the big kids were great about not taking them!
Just too much fun! Egg hunting in her pajamas!
Happy kids with their loot!
At 10:00, we set out for town.
My dad positioned them behind the barrel, so that it looked like they were in it. They thought it was hysterical!
Walking Main St. with my babies.
We always eat lunch at the Peach Tree…and it NEVER disappoints!
I mean…this kid.
Smith found a hammock and asked if he could just stay there all day.
Then he found the playhouse in front of one store…and wanted to stay there all day.
We stayed on Main St. all day! We finished off our day with dinner…at another German restaurant! Woohoo!!!
After we ate dinner, we came back to the house, got all bathed and showered and the kids watched The Ten Commandments while the grownups played dominoes. Andrew LOVES this movie (it’s not my favorite)…and my kids loved it too! Look at them?!? They were totally into the whole movie. So funny!
That was our weekend!
We woke up Easter morning and headed home. We listened to some great praise and worship music in the car and celebrated the true meaning of Easter…HE IS RISEN! Friends! That’s the best news EVER!
This was the first Easter in my lifetime that we haven’t done our usual routine with our usual people…and you know what, it was special. Next year, we’ll be back to the usual, but this year, we enjoyed the little getaway together.
Today on my foodie blog is a supper your whole family will love…
And the best part? It’s prepared in the slow cooker. Yes! Simple and delicious for your spring!