Monday, August 30, 2010

a photo-filled weekend

what a weekend we had. full full full. we started with apple pie. which is always a good start, i'd say.

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and then on sunday, we were here:

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the Biltmore. some friends got free tickets that they shared with us. we've lived down here for 7 years now and haven't gotten to go to this huge landmark. it was such a good time.

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i think the views from the house were as beautiful as the house itself. i can't imagine people living there and seeing what they saw every day out their windows. just breathtaking.

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and the kids did very well. samuel's feet 'fell asleep' a few times, apparently, and he wanted to go home. he got some 'piggy bank' rides and survived. He is no long-distance runner. my little guy.

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jason got the camera away from me a few times so there are actually a few pictures of me. how nice. i need to relinquish control more often.

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the gardens were exquisite and the stuff God makes just blows me away.

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we really had fun exploring. i could imagine myself arriving at the house for some kind of Great Gatsby party. Just walking around the grounds made me feel under dressed. it was a great afternoon.

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and then we needed dinner. and we got to go to our favorite Asheville spot: Early Girl Eatery.

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oh the deliciousness. i just love it there. we talked about our homes and each took a crayon to draw out a little diagram on the brown paper table cloth of the plans we have for the future. the kids played with buckets of toys. fried green tomatoes and a bratwurst sandwich. just so yummy.

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we closed the day at Kilwin's.

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we got 3 handmade caramels, a ballooon for each kid. and we called it a day.

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oh and some chocolate icecream that she somehow splattered Pollock-style on her face.

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it was a day filled with new things, fresh green-meadow air, old friends, just a little tiny bit of child insanity. but ended so sweetly. i hope your weekend was a good one-- again filled with all of His gifts. He knows just what we need. happy monday, gang.

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3 comments:

alli said...

it does indeed look like a deliciously, lovely day! thanks for sharing it with us - the pictures are wonderful.

Beth said...

one-"piggy banks" is priceless. That's one that has to go in the book of things said during their childhood.

two-I once went on a date to the Biltmore house for the Glen Miller Orchestra. I got to dress up and we danced out in the gardens! It was an unforgettable date (even if the guy was a little forgettable-um, feeling the need to clarify that it wasn't a date with Andy).

three-Early Girl Eatery looks fanTABulous!

four-Kate with the balloon and the caramel all over her face-LOVE!

joanna said...

Beth-- you would LOVE that place. such good food. a lot of local stuff. really good. kid friendly and affordable.

the pictures did turn out better than i thought-- we're having camera issues. and the balloon-- right? i can't stand that picture!!