Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Fathers Day NOC Style!

Summer Trip # 6
June 18-21
There are so many reasons I love my husband and when I thought my love could get no stronger our daughter was born. Seeing Jay with Bailey just makes me love him so much more, more than I thought possible. He is the best dad, I look at their relationship and truthfully I envy it at times. My dad was not around to do the little things that I see Jay do with Bailey for example reading her stories at night, taking her on bike rides, taking her fishing, driving her around in the golf cart and so on. The time he takes up with her is amazing, I know with all my heart this man in the real deal!

Jay being the outdoorsmen he is decided to take us all to the Nantahala Outdoor Center in North Carolina, fathers day weekend. I knew this would be the perfect fathers day experience and although a bit reluctant at first (mountains tend to make me a bit scared) I knew he would have a wonderful time. I never imagined I would love it as much as I did. There was so much to do and the scenery was absolutely amazing, it blows my mind to see all of Gods amazing creations.

The weather was rough at times so we did not get to do the rafting Bailey so had her heart set on but we were able to fish and do some great hiking. Looking back I could not believe some of the things I allowed Bailey to do. We hiked the Appalachian trail which was super amazing, however, at times..umm.. More like most of the times two people could not fit side by side on the trail and we were on the edge of the mountains with drop off so far I could not see the bottom. My heart was beating so fast worry about Bailey but she had no fear ,at times she was trying to lead us! It also didn’t help Ms. Scardy Pants (that being me) to hear the rushing rapids below us, I was proud of myself that I actually went and in a way I over came my fear of heights!

At one point while we were driving up in the mountain Bailey looked at me and said Mom take a deep breath you look like you are about to throw up! So maybe I didn’t overcome it all together but this is a process J

The trip was great and I thank my husband for all the planning. There were so many moments and memories I will hold on to forever but the most memorable moment for me was while we were leaving the mountains bailey said “Daddy thank you, I will remember this forever”.

Hope you enjoy the pictures:

outside our cabin!

loving her sweet  cousins!
looking for treasures.

the coldest water ever!

she loves her daddy!

loved the background!
Lauren, Bailey and Sarah Bear

the guys were happy to ride the trails!

the best fish pond! If you are in N.C go to this place the owners are amazing!

1 of the 3 fish Bailey caught!
Mommy holding the fish, it was jumping everywhere!

Bailey, Daddy, Sarah and Keith

Love my family!

Kissing the fish, guess she felt bad!

one of my favorite pictures!!!!!!!!!!
Happy Fathers Day Jay,
xoxo,Christy & Bailey


Crystal said...

You're making me want to go back to school to be a teacher so that I can have my summers off!!! Looks like yall had a blast!

Russel Ramblings said...

This is my first summer off..EVER! I am making the most out of it, that is for sure-just hoping my bank account can keep up with us! BTW you would be a great teacher!!

Hines House said...

Crystal, be a teacher:)

Glad you guys had a good trip. We need to plan an adventure soon.

Surrounded-By-Boys said...

I love it! Looks like a good time!!!! Beautiful scenery! I love the mountains.....

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