Sunday, November 22, 2015

Moving On

Tomorrow all of our items will be boxed up and put on a truck headed to our new adventure. As the moments get closer, the emotions run high and low. I think about the memories we've made in this home...a new baby, lost teeth, riding a bike for the first time, birthday parties, sleepovers, tears of joy and sadness that have filled the rooms. This house made us a family of four and for that I'll always be grateful. But now it's time to move along to our new adventure and allow this house to embrace a new family. Good bye, Feathery Court. Thanks for everything

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day. I'm so grateful to my dad, my favorite veteran, for his service in the Navy. Today is the day to honor all of those who have served our country. Go out and thank a veteran!!!

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Biltmore Weekend

Amidst all of the packing and planning, I decided the girls and I needed a little road trip. So, we headed to Asheville on Saturday. We toured downtown, visited Biltmore, and went to the outlet center. We had a great time and enjoyed plenty of good food. 

At the Urban Outfitters, the fella suggested we get a bite to eat at The Twisted Crepe. It was the perfect spot for this trio. The crepes were awesome and really hit the spot. We stopped in a local shop with all kinds of fun crafts from local artists. Asheville has a unique feel to it. It's filled with eclectic people and sights. A great place to visit. From downtown, we were off to Biltmore. 

The Biltmore house is just beautiful and is filled with interesting stories of its owners. We were lucky enough that the day before was the start of the Christmas tour. There were Christmas trees every where and they were just amazing. The girls and I had a terrific time touring the house and learning about the life of the Vanderbilts. It was Lily's second visit (her first was at age 18 months) and Shelly's first visit. After the tour, we had a sweet from the bakery and a hot chocolate and a chai tea. The perfect way to end the tour on a chilly and rainy evening. 

After we checked into our hotel we decided to take a trip across the street to the outlet center. We found a few fun little items and then went to dinner at a local restaurant. 

Our girls weekend included a good nights sleep and breakfast at the Atlanta Bread Company. It was just what we needed in the middle of all the chaos and craziness. Want a fun weekend away? Head to Asheville.  

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Fluffy Cat

Daisy has been my constant companion throughout the moving and packing process. So thankful to have her furry little self around me each day.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Happy 50th

John was on the road the entire day of his 50th birthday. He got home around 11:15 that night, so we waited until the next day to do presents, dinner, and cake! 

Finally back home

The balloon surprise---pop to see what's inside

Homemade birthday cards

The serious pose
Lots of birthday love

They sure do miss him when he's gone!

Monday, November 02, 2015

Halloween 2015

Our annual Halloween tradition includes meeting up with the neighborhood friends for a bite to eat before we go trick or treating. It was a fun night, as always!

The whole group

A deer and Lexie Grey (from Grey's Anatomy)

Lily's friends came along to trick or treat in our neighborhood

Shelly and her buddies

The doctor and her daddy

Mallory and Shelly

Shelly and John

Shelly & Shelby

Friday, October 30, 2015

What's up?!

Here are some photos and updates from the week. 

Shelly went to a party last week and dressed up as a kitty. It's our go-to costume...quick and easy. 

Yesterday was National Cat Day and Daisy decided to show me some extra love in the morning. 

This little boy celebrated his 50th birthday on the road. He came back home to us at 11:15 last night! We are happy to have him here and to celebrate his big day tonight. 

In other news, the house sale is moving along. The process of moving is a bit stressful. Don't let anybody tell you differently. But, I just have to keep thinking...this too shall pass. Right!?

I'm so grateful for my family. It's so comforting to know you have people there for you who are looking out for your best interest. Can't imagine not having that good fortune. 

Looking forward to a terrific Halloween and it's on a Saturday and it's time to turn the clock back! Bonus all the way around!