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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

...BBRrrrr....





steve surprised me yesterday with a day together sans kids as part of my birthday gift.  the girls were at school, and he had a friend watch them both during the afternoon until we got home.  it was incredibly refreshing to be able to spend a day alone together!  

we started the morning at waffle house (mmmm, yum) and then headed north to the north georgia mountains.  we hiked to the top of bell mountain in hiawassee, and actually were able to see a light covering of snow on the ground. we spread out a blanket on top of rocks and spent an hour or so observing and admiring the changing leaves.  it was kind of strange... i felt like we should be having a profound conversation about life or something, but we sat and were quiet together.. it was sweet to be able to have nothing pressing to work through or discuss!  it was too chilly (30 something degrees) to hang out for too long, so we stayed for a while and then headed to lunch.   we ate at brasstown valley resort, and can i tell you that the experience was more than i hoped for.  after lunch we relaxed next to their fireplace, and then headed to a local winery for wine tasting.  the wine was the pits, but the experience itself, the house it was located in, and the property it was on was amazing. 

we headed back about 3:30 and finally made it home at 6pm.  one of those days that close out leaving you completely satisfied with life as you know it.

4 comments:

lindsay said...

what a perfect day! you look like you're about to jump off the mountain...haha. :)

Brooke Hammel said...

sounds like some SERIOUS fun... awesome!

brad said...

Glad you two had a great day. The weather was cooperative!

Woodard Gang said...

What a great day you guys had! My favorite days are when Todd and I get to spend it together :o) Miss you!