***warning...lots of pictures ahead!
brian and i decided we needed a little "adults only" getaway...and after trying to figure out schedules and baby-sitters and school and dog...we opted to just take the kids with us and have my parents come get them from chattanooga...which was great because we got to be tourists for the weekend! it actually worked out perfectly...and we had a super relaxing weekend....topping it all off with the most AWESOME weather you could ask for!
we started off at the chattanooga aquarium...
|who doesn't love a display you can climb on?|
|biggest turtle shell|
|i call this the "bump it" fish|
|date night for the "bump it" fish...|
ok. kids are gone....
|beer + view of the river = awesome|
|perfect fall day|
|ok. hilarious! can you say dumb and dumber???|
and then brian had to sneak in a little history by taking me to a battlefield....
but that's ok...he went with me to my favorite antique store later!
|the patina on this cannon was sooooo pretty! i wanted to bring one home!|
|133 steps to the top...where is smelled like pee and was swarming with bees!|
|and here is brian laughing at me...because i was pouting|
we met back up with my parents and the kids...and headed home sunday afternoon. it was fun to get away, but i realized this....i can't imagine my life without my kids. the joy they bring us...you just can't imagine. when i was little...all i ever wanted to do was get married and have kids. that's it. even in high school, i never even thought about a career. i know i have my days when i want to "do something" other than be a mommy...but actually i am right where i always wanted to be. what a blessing from god!
ps. my husband is pretty awesome too! ;)
pps. here are a few of us together...taken with my phone!
and last but not least...if you need a good laugh
i was trying to take a pic of us in the funny car while we were at a red light. well...we posed and sat...and it was on video, not picture.
i proceeded to die laughing(please please excuse the horse teeth) while brian sits calmly next to me and calls me a "technological genius"...and that i should run google!
then he speeds off!