NC Mountain Weekend Getaway


One weekend in August, the stars magically aligned (or, well, our calendars) and we were able to escape to the mountains of North Carolina for a weekend getaway with many of our close friends. Six married couples, four babies/toddlers, and one mountain house = an incredibly relaxing, fun weekend with lots of laughter and new memories!

Here’s a peek at our weekend in the mountains, if you’d like to see…

We ate lots of Mexican food, went star gazing in the middle of nowhere late at night and saw a million stars, rode horses, waded in a mountain stream, ate a picnic lunch, had lots of great conversations, played cards and chess, enjoyed the hot tub on the deck, drank margaritas, played with adorable babies and toddlers, laughed a whole lot, ate a traditional Romanian breakfast, stared endlessly at this stunning vista, and enjoyed the rustic mountain life. It was blissful and happy!




I’m so very grateful for these wonderful people and our friendships with them! And a huge thanks to the Senters for opening up their family home to all of our for the weekend.

Memorial Day Lake Weekend


I’m a little late, but I couldn’t forget to share about our wonderful Memorial Day weekend at White Lake in North Carolina! My brother-in-law’s family has a home right on the lake, and they invited us down for the weekend. It was so fun spending ample time with their family and mine, and it was such an amazing and gorgeous weekend.

We didn’t DO much, but it was practically perfect. I didn’t wear shoes from the time I arrived on Friday til I left again on Monday, and I barely changed out of my bathing suit. Now that’s the life! We rode on the boat several times (#happyplace), talked and drank margaritas and read magazines on the dock of the lake, lounged in rafts, played frisbee in the water, played cornhole, grilled plenty and ate endlessly, enjoyed the jet ski, celebrated my parents’ 34th wedding anniversary (!!!), played cornhole, made homemade ice cream and s’mores over the fire, celebrating Memorial Day, and watched some magical sunsets. It was a glorious, family-filled, restful, fun weekend filled with so many of my favorite things! I’m so grateful for time with my family & also with my sister’s in-laws!!

How’d you spend your Memorial weekend? Are you as big of a fan of the lake as I am?!