Wednesday, October 19, 2011


***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

rock city...

perfect fall day

dream home!!

ok. hilarious! can you say dumb and dumber???

birthday boots!
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 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!



  1. Hahahahahaha!!! I love you two!!! Just the laugh I needed this morning...HILARIOUS!!! And you are right where you need to be right now, we all are. I like that :) By the way...loving the darker hair!! xoxo

  2. I love reading your blog. So fun! I know you've probably heard it a million times, but I just realized how much your laugh sounds like your Mom. Thanks for brightening my day.