SUMMER - Looking Back Part 1

Okay, so I'm going back through my photos from summer and thought I would start a little series of reflection back on our summer.  This may all be for personal reasons, but hopefully someone out there will get enjoyment out of it as well.
The series will in no means be chronological or in any organized manner.  So enjoy the randomness. :-)

Our family trip to Asheville:

Skylar saw an image of the Biltmore House on the computer as I was planning our trip and started asking questions.
So we took them there first to see it.  We did not take them on the tour however we walked around in the gardens and the greenhouses.  She was amazed by its beauty and begged to come back and take the tour.

We stopped by the coffee/dessert double decker bus.  I think this was their highlight.
In the top eating ice cream.  Skylar's "favorite part".  And Jaden's favorite part, open, close, open, close.

In true Asheville fashion, this was Jaden's 'trip prize'.  Picked it out all on his own in a true hippie store.
He honestly fit in more than the rest of us. (notice the couple up ahead)

They both loved staying in the 'motel', i don't know where they picked up that word b/c we don't use it, it just says to me, thin bedspreads, carpet  you don't walk on without shoes and showers that you don't touch the walls, but anywho, our 'motel' had a very nice packet with linen spray, mints and this sleep mask.  Skylar in the car getting her beauty rest.  Oh, my Sky Sky.

All in all we had a good time.  It was a hot weekend, but being out and about did us good.  We ate at Mellow Mushroom and sat out on the patio, had lunch with some old friends, went swimming, relaxed and enjoyed Asheville.


  1. LOVE this post! Love Asheville...I guess it feels like home since I went so much from CLC!!!

  2. Sounds like a ton of fun to me!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I always enjoy your writings. You give your children such good experiences. Thanks for sharing.