I’d dreamt of camping in the wild outdoors for a week…you know crickets chirping, marshmallows roasting, river walking, that kind of thing but thankfully Phil knows me better than that and found a rustic, little cottage with all of the above …and A/C and a bath. Who knew Missouri would be H-O-T in August ;) . We left the city skyline and drove 5 hours South, enjoying good conversations and road-tripping snacks, all the healthy stuff! The kids fell asleep in the back of course, mouths wide, heads crooked (well just Summer’s), both blissfully unaware of the drive. The next morning we continued and drove to our home for the week.

And let me tell ya, there’s something about taking your babies 500 miles away to a beautiful little farm in the middle of n-o-w-h-e-r-e, without network coverage or other humans nearby (also known as Hope Springs Farm, Hartville, Missouri). It was so simple and minimal. Pancakes for breakfast, walks to the river, wildflower picking after lunch, sipping peach iced tea on the porch, firefly catching and races outside with Daddy.

If I could have packed up this little cottage, with all it’s vintage charm and beauty and taken it home with me I would have. It was adorable. The perfect place to relax, unplug and spend some quality time together. There are so many sweet memories from this trip.

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