Last weekend, we had our first snow day of the year and I’d say it was one of my favorite weekends in a really long time. Atlanta pretty much looses its mind when it snows or ices, because none of us (except the northern transplants) know how to drive in snow so the roads shut down and you can only walk to places. Our other problem is that we end up with a lot of ice because the snow melts and quickly becomes not so fun. Thankfully, this snow storm wasn’t anything like they predicted and we got to enjoy a little wintery magic. Let’s be honest, we all turn into kids when it snows and I’m no exception. Hope you enjoy some photos of our snow day! Ps. I’ve linked a few of my snow day clothes at the end of this post.
After Chelsea’s wedding at the Biltmore, we came back the next day to do a house tour of the Biltmore estate. I’ve always been fascinated by the Vanderbilts so I always love visiting this place. If you haven’t, it’s definitely worth a visit. Here are a few photos of our day exploring the house and gardens. I can’t wait to come back at Christmastime, because I heard it’s the best time to visit.
Happy October, friends! It’s finally cold here and I can hardly keep myself from smiling. I literally love this time of year better than any other part of the year. Last weekend, we drove up to Asheville to see one of my best high school friends get married to the man of her dreams. The Biltmore is probably one of the prettiest wedding venues I’ve ever seen. Their ceremony overlooked the mountains at sunset and couldn’t have been more beautiful. I’ve said this before, but it’s always so sweet to get to see one of your best friends pledge to spend their life with the person they love most. I love getting to see my friends start marriages, families and adventures. There’s something just so special about witnessing your friends’ and loved ones’ big moments in life.
I’ve said this before, and I’ll probably say it a thousand times over, but I really think one of the most educational things you can do is travel. It opens your eyes to new ways of doing things and helps you see yourself a little more clearly. And if you can travel with an open mind, you might even find ways to love people you just met and be reminded that despite all the bad happening in this world, God has so much goodness for us.
It’s become a tradition to have our friends Ashley and Nathan stay with us for New Year’s and a weekend in the summer. For this “Friendscation,” we ate our favorite pizza, worked on adult things (like home loan paperwork, grad school papers & PA school applications), explored Ponce City market, walked the greenway and watched movies. Also, I had a baby shower to go to for another sweet friend. Side note, we have SO many baby friends being born this year. I’m quite happy to say I’m excited we are leaving the “wedding season” stage of life and heading into the “baby shower” stage.
A few weekends ago, we took a trip north to Dahlonega to visit Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery. This place had been on our Georgia bucket list ever since we moved here and we were excited when our friends invited us along. We are big fans of traveling, but also fans of exploring the area we live in. Because we are relatively new here, there’s still just so much to see. This place is beautiful and worth the drive if you’re anywhere near the Georgia mountains. We ate at their really cool cafe, took a wine tour and did a wine tasting at the end. Here are a few photos from our weekend! Hope you enjoy.
For the second half of our Northwest anniversary/birthday trip, Matt and I took a train to Vancouver, BC (check out the first half of our trip here). Oh, man. This place was incredible. I’ve heard Vancouver is just amazing, but sometimes, places don’t live up to all the hype. Well, I’d say Vancouver is the exception. It was every bit as beautiful and breathtaking as people say.
Enjoy a few notes on our favorite things to do while in Vancouver and recommendations for places to stay or eat. Also, we made a little video and included a few photos of our time exploring Vancouver and the island of Victoria. Hope you enjoy!
Here’s our video, press play
We’ve been trying to do a lot more exploring of Atlanta over the last few months and this weekend, Matt’s family came for a visit. So, we decided it was the perfect chance to see the Atlanta History Center and Swan House. It was a really cold weekend, so having something to do indoors was nice. I’d been dying to see Swan House for a while now, because after all, I love all things old, Downton Abbey-esque and charming. The house was really well maintained and decorated like the kind of house I’d actually want to live in if it were 1935 (well, actually, I’d totally live in it now…haha). The colors are incredible and definitely would’ve matched our wedding colors perfectly. Also, the wallpaper is the prettiest. I wish it wasn’t so hard to take that stuff down when you get tired of looking at it everyday. Swan House was even used in a couple movies recently. Anyway, if you’re in the Atlanta area, check this place out! Tickets aren’t expensive at all and you even get a free ticket to the Margaret Mitchell House. Which is definitely the next place on our list…
Happy Thursday, friends!
The best time is always the time that’s well spent with the ones you love most. A few weekends ago, some of our siblings and niece came for a visit. Watching my niece grow up is one of the sweetest things and it’s true what they say about kids growing up too fast. I feel like Baby G was born yesterday. It’s also been really cool to see my sister and brother-in-law become such amazing parents to their little one. We know how important it is to make the most of the time we have together and document our little adventures. We took Gracyn on her first big Atlanta weekend tour. We went antique shopping, ate lots of good food, visited the Zoo Atlanta (a really great zoo as far as zoos are concerned), walked Piedmont Park and went down a million slides. 😉 Hope you enjoy this sweet video (and a few pictures too)!