Tuesday, January 15, 2008

We got away!

The day after my D&C last year, Ben took me away to Gatlinburg, TN. It was the first time I had ever left my kids! We had a very good time and it was so good to get away under the circumstances. This year we decided we would go again the very same weekended. WE HAD A BLAST! Now we know that next year we need at least one more night. We always have fun together, but there is something about being away that makes you extra silly. We ate, drank flavored coffee, went to ALL the good restaurants, laughed, walked everywhere, went into every little shop, and did whatever we wanted. It was so much fun! I can't believe I get to spend the rest of my life with this guy!
Before we went this time I looked for a yarn shop on the Internet and found a little shop about a half mile off the main strip called "Smoky Mountain Spinnery". Well I went and I lOVE THAT PLACE! Nancy, the owner, was so sweet and helpful and she let me take some pictures for you! She told me that she will do orders online (by email) or by phone, so I can get this stuff whenever I want! She spins her own yarn and it is so impressive.

One of the best things about it was the fly fishing shop that her husband owns on the other side of the building. While Ben was browsing through the fishing stuff I was pouring over yarn and bamboo crochet hooks.

I think my favorite part was finding this little note that Molly had slipped in my purse. I found it and all I could do was smile.

I love that she wrote Sam and Ben on the outside instead of Mama and Dad - so professional!

This was my welcome home picture. We had fun but we were glad to be home with our sweet babies.

I want to thank each and every one of you for your comments and emails about my sweet baby. My heart was so heavy that day, but I felt so loved. I really don't know what to say. Thank you.


Molly said...

How fun! It just revives something in your marriage to get away, doesn't it?! Makes it so much nicer to face the "real world" when you get back home! I'm glad you had such a good time! That couple is pretty clever to set up their guy's and gal's stores in the same bldg! :) That yarn store looks like a fun place! Oh, and I LOVED Molly's note...so sweet! Take care! Hugs!

Shopaholic D said...

we used to go to gatlinburg all the time when i was a kid. it's a fun place to visit...especially during the fall/winter months...at least i think. :)

i just recently started knitting and crocheting, so i'll have to be sure to stop by the cute yarn shop you found next time i go! i'm glad the owner let you take photos - looks like a cute place!

:) Diana
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