Now that I'm feeling better (and thank you all again for your prayers!), I can finally write a bit about our field trip on Monday to the Biltmore House.
DH and I used to go there quite often when we were dating and when we first got married. It was a great little day trip for us -- tour the grounds, maybe go in the house, visit the winery, and take a stroll through all the wonderful little shops in the village outside.
However, day trips proved to be a bit too much for us once we started having kids in rapid succession, and the thought of taking everyone up there was a bit daunting.
Fast forward 10 years: now that the kids are older and are at an age where they would begin to appreciate the house, the artwork, the grounds, etc. (and before our daughter comes in 5 short weeks!), we decided it was time to take them up there.
Whoo hoo! They're finally going to take us to the Biltmore House!
(actually, the kids like to pretend that every hill is part of a roller coaster, so they are doing their famous "roller coaster scream.")
Mommy, can we REALLY go inside the castle???
Kathryn and Thomas having a great time exploring the gardens.
This sweet little girl was this quiet for the WHOLE TRIP... and without a nap, too!
Mommy, please take a picture of me peeking through the leaves!
Feeding our faces (and proving that I was, in fact, there!)