Thursday, April 29, 2010

Somewhere in my youth or childhood...

I must have done something good.

(And now you'll hate me for putting that tune in your head.)

I must have, because my parents are coming down tomorrow for a long weekend visit, and they're sending me and Marty off to go have time to ourselves for a couple days!!! It took us all of 5 minutes to decide to go to Asheville and spend some quality time here:

The Biltmore Estate is one of our favorite places in the world, not only because the house is so magnificent, but also because they're constantly offering new exhibits and changing up displays, especially seasonally (and spring is just glorious there). In addition, Deer Park restaurant is on the Estate grounds and they have a famous Sunday morning brunch, which we've enjoyed many times, including on the first day of our honeymoon. The mountains, the flowers, the ambience, the food, the beauty of it all!

Marty and I also have several favorite haunts in Asheville that we're going to visit, too. Not that we'll be constantly on the go -- oh heavens, no. Because neither of us has had an uninterrupted night's sleep since...???...we're going to spend quality time snoozing, too. Just the thought of not having to drag myself out of bed in the middle of the night is enough to make me weep in joy!

Puppy just loves his Nana and Pa-Pa and I'm sure they'll have a marvelous time (and I'm equally sure my mom will get Will to sleep through the night for her -- mark my words -- she has a way with these things!). I will probably obsess for a few minutes here and there over how Puppy is doing, but I think I'm just tired enough and need this enough to be okay with being absent from him for 48 hours or so.

So thank you, Mom and Dad, for offering to spend the weekend with Will so we can get away! I must have been a good kid, because "nothing comes from nothing, nothing ever could..."

Asheville and SLEEP, here we come! Yee-haw!


Kate said...

Drive safely and have a marvelous time! God bless grandparents. They always sense exactly the moment when your sanity is on the line.

Debbie said...

How awesome for you guys! Enjoy!!!

Debbie said...

Becky, I just read your 'about me' section and our stories are insanely similar. I, too, was in a loveless, hurtful marriage with a non-believer which ended when I was in my late twenties. At the age of 32, I met my husband after much prayer and petition for the man I knew God had been preparing for me. He was SO MUCH MORE than what I could even begin to ask for, hand-picked and designed just for me by our divine Creator.

Five months from the day we met we were married. Exactly one year later we had our daughter and then 18 months later had our son. To say that the last three years have been a whirlwind is an understatement.

Many blessings to your beautiful family.

Kristen said...

What a wonderful gift - a getaway and sleep! I have to admit that I haven't slept a whole lot in the past so many months, so I can relate and am very excited for you. Catch some z's for me?