Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I love being home. I love when all three of us are together and home and I love having people in out home. Especially this time of year, home is so cozy and comfortable.

Especially when this guy's busy coaching schedule allows him to be there.

But it's also so so good to get away and spend a little time together. This was the first time we had done that since Ellie was born. Kelly and Drew were so thoughtful. Last Christmas they gave Eric and I a gift of two nights at Mountain Laurel Inn in Mentone, AL. And they offered to keep Ellie. Eric and I had been to this bed and breakfast 2 times before, way before little Ellie was here. It is a rustic, cozy little place in the middle of the woods, walking distance to a Desoto Falls and a beautiful canyon. The innkeeper is so neat. She left a sucessful life in Atlanta to go back to the mountain where she spent her childhood summers. And the breakfast's are so so good!

We slept in (all the way till 7:30...), ate at some really good places, did some hiking (very easy trails, might I add), and just sat and looked at the beauty of Fall and caught up. It was good to have so much time together to just talk and refocus on the good things of life. Especially with the full days to come of basketball games, holidays, and a new baby!!!

It was such a much needed, refreshing weekend. I thought it would be so weird not to be with Ellie for the first time, but I knew she was in good hands. At dinner on Friday, I told Eric it was so nice. We just left Ellie with Drew and didn't have to leave one direction for them. They just know her, her little hand signals, her words, her routines, all that. We are so thankful for them.

Well, Eric had to get a little rock climb in before the sunset and we headed to dinner.

We came away from the weekend refreshed and reminded of what it was we loved so very much about each other.

1 comment:

DavidandSteff said...

So glad that you all had this time together. It's so important to stay connected as a couple and it gets harder to do that with each kid, I think. Pictures were beautiful. Yay for getaways!