I was also noticing the differences in the foliage now. Where we used to be able to see in between the trees a bit, now the leaves and vines and ferns are all filling in and you can't see much past the path. It's pretty though.
We all had an extra-fun weekend, starting with Friday. The kids had field day, Sam had a group motorcycle ride with the group on the base (yep, they let him out of work for that), and I met up with a friend for a morning of shopping and lunch out. Then Sam and I met up at home, packed up, dropped off the dog and the kids' stuff at my friend Julie's house and headed off on a short pre-anniversary get away in Asheville. It was just what Sam and I needed - lots of low key time spent alone together. We didn't even turn on the radio during the whole 4 hour ride, just talked.
Saturday we spent the day at the Biltmore Estate - amazing. I saw something about it when I was in college and it has stuck in my head ever since so I was glad to be able to see it all in person.
It had been threatening to rain all day and on our way back to the house it did start to rain. Luckily we were by the "boathouse" (it's basically a gazebo type structure on the edge of the lake) so we waited out the worst of the storm there. We were soon joined by a family from Arkansas who wanted to get out of the rain too. We had a nice little chat with them and were entertained by their spunky 2 year old girl who kept running out into the rain to see the "duck" (the goose, who would swim over near the deck probably thinking someone was going to feed it).
Posted by Julie while we were gone:
We got home around 7PM and picked the kids and the dog. I was surprised when Sam and Kate wanted to head right back out to the grocery store - until I got a "look" from Sam and realized Kate had probably taken him aside for a "what are going to do for Mother's Day" pow wow and they were off for supplies. She came home with flowers too, of course.
Sam spent the day working on drying racks in the garage and supervising ribs on the smoker while the kids and I just hung out inside all day. Three full days of fun and no work for me - so nice!
Funny Tyler quote of the week: (5/6) Tyler, as I woke him up this morning "I had a good night, now you ruined it"