Friday, August 31, 2007

Field Trip to the Biltmore House

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!)


suburbancowgirl said...

Whoo Hoo!

Lookin' good, Ouiz!

You have a fine lookin' family, too! (Especially DH with the hat! LOVE the hat!)

Love the Biltmore House, too! I remember going there for a weekend away, just Suburban Cowboy and I, oh, about 4 kids ago. In fact, if I think about it, the woman who babysat Cowkids #1 and #2 for that weekend now is married and has 2 of her own! How time does go!

Looked like a fun trip!

Muddy Mama said...

Loved the rollercoaster picture. My kids do that too! All of the pictures were great. What a lovely family you have.

I'm so glad you are feeling better. I will keep praying. By the way you look so pretty! Pregnant AND pretty? How do you do that?

Matilda said...

You are one gorgeous mama! I love the roller coaster picture! Thank you for giving us peek at your beautiful family.

Stevie said...

Awwwww....that's where my husband and I went on our honeymoon! It was fabulous and I always want to go back. I love that part of the country and we didn't get to spend enough time exploring little towns and such. Thanks for the pics - they bring back such great memories!

Ouiz said...

You are all just WAY too sweet! Thank you for the "lift" -- at this stage in the game, I need it!!!

Stevie -- my dh and I had our honeymoon in Asheville, too!

SuzanneG said...

Such a trooper, Ouiz....way to go! And, everyone is DO look great!

Lovin' the "rapid succession" phrase.....I may have to start using that one for the exact same reason as you! LOL!

Kristen Laurence said...

What a lovely day. Breathtaking scenery! Such happy faces. That will be a sure stop for us if we are ever in your area. LOVE it!!