Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hideaway in the Highlands

TJ and I just got back from the most relaxing vacation. We went to Highlands, NC for the first time and stayed at Old Edwards Inn. The inn was just featured in the January issue of Southern Living. I would highly recommend this trip if anyone is going on a vacation any time soon. We also drove over to Ashville one day and toured the Biltmore mansion and grounds. The house was unbelievable for one that was built in the 1800's. It was the most extravagant thing we had ever seen. It was beautifully, no I should say magically decorated for Christmas. It was breathtaking! The last day we did a mini tour of the waterfalls...very cool! Here are some pictures from our trip. I hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas season.

We went to our first winery and wine tasting...not TJ's favorite thing. We aren't really wine drinkers I must say but it was a fun experience. This picture doesn't really do it justice...it kind of looks like a Ryan's Steakhouse. ha ha! Guess you had to be there...

In front of the Biltmore

This was called the Bass Pond on the Biltmore Estate. TJ made me HIKE like 2 miles to it and of course then we just turned around. I was sweating and of course didn't have on hiking shoes. I mean what was he thinking...it wasn't like he was going to go fishing or anything. Just had to see it I guess.

This waterfall was only about 2 miles from downtown Highlands and you could actually drive under it.

Cave near the waterfall...no telling what lives in here!!!

We took this on the way to the second waterfall. It was a much bigger waterfall and required some hiking...again I wore the wrong shoes.

This was the second waterfall. We actually walked all the way down to it and under it as well. This picture doesn't do it justice...it was so loud and much bigger than this pictures shows.

Not quite the effect we were going for but I bet you can imagine why he wanted to take this picture!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Cards are on there way!!

I finally got all of our cards addressed and they are going in the mail tomorrow! I love sending Christmas cards. I especially love going to the mailbox every day this time of year!! It's such a fun tradition and one that makes you sit down and actually send mail...a long lost pastime if you ask me! I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season. I will post the photos from our annual photo session after everyone has had a chance to get the card. Merry Christmas!