Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sherwood Forest ~ A Little Slice of Heaven

We just got homeTuesday night from an amazing trip!


Sherwood Forest in Annapolis was the most beautiful and relaxing place we have been in a long time. My best friend Cali invited us up last week, and we went up without the husbands to stay in her family's cottage. I took over 250 photos while we were on the trip, but I don't even feel like they do justice to the community. It sits right on the Severn River, with waterfront views from every nook and cranny of the community. The houses are beautifully designed and each one breathtaking in its own way.


Our beautiful house we stayed in...with a view!


There are wonderful beaches for the kids, docks to swim from, ducks to feed, playgrounds, and pools. We were only up for two nights, but I felt like I was on a 'mini vacation.' The kids played so well together, and were literally wiped out from 2 1/2 days of swimming. I chose some of my favorite photos to share, I had a hard time narrowing them down. Thank you Cali for inviting us...beach count down 10 days left!!! Love you!


The beautiful pier where campers have swim practice and go out in paddle boats!

Looking for fish...

Another beach to explore and swim!


G-Daddy and Larken on the dock

Snack time on the dock, what a perfect place!


"The General Store" with sandwiches and treats for the adults and kids

The community center where they have dances for the teens on the weekend!

There is no need for cars, you drive around in golf carts throughout the community. This was the highlight for the kids! Larken and Bradley started calling them 'carpet rides.'

Isn't she a ham? Baby Amalie waiting to get going!

An afternoon spent exploring and feeding the ducks!


Going down to the docks to check out all of the beautiful boats!

Our 'walk' up to the store for ice cream at the end of an amazing day!

I went a little crazy with the picture taking, but
I got some amazing pictures of Larken out on the golf course.



I LOVE this picture!

Don't you love when the kids look better than the moms...this us after a full day of swimming and without a shower! Gotta have a picture in front of the sunset!

The fam...G-Daddy, Cali, and Scotty

Sunset in Sherwood Forest

larken b&w
I just played around with some of the pictures. This one is in black and white with a glow, below is with saturation. I love the way it makes the grass and Larken's bow look.

larken side view

I can't forget about one of our biggest events from the weekend. Bradley started swimming by himself with just his swimmies on. It was so exciting!

We have just been trying trying to settle back into the week after our fabulous 'mini' vacation. Unfortunately a family friend, Bob Bullock passed away last night after battling lung cancer. I grew up with this family, and we are thinking of them right now.


Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Gorgeous pictures! Looks like you and Bradley had a great time in a beautiful and relaxing place.

Welcome back!

Lindsay said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! Yay for Bradley swimming!

amanda said...

wow that does look amazing!

can i come next time?

and ps - i totally get what you mean about irl people reading ....

Amanda said...

That looks wonderful!
I bet it was hard coming home.
Your pictures are stunning too.
Amanda x

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! What a fabulous vacation! You took soooo many great pictures!

Krystyn said...

Looks like a great time...and you got some great shots!

Kristen Andrews said...

how fun is that, I so want to go there I need a vacation.

Liam's Mom said...

Yay for Bradley's swimming skills! What a man!

Love the running photos! What a beautiful place!