Our Babymoon

We were trying to decide where to go on our babymoon. My first thought was going to a tropical island, where you can soak up the warm sun. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the time to fly anywhere since hubs is still in school and my work schedule didn’t allow it.

We decided to head west… in North Carolina. We are moving out of state in 6 months and we wanted to scratch some places off our “before we move” bucket list.

Friday, we drove in to Charlotte. Hubs has never been to a NBA game so we  planned to cheer on the Hornets. Luckily, they were playing the Cavs so we go to see Lebron play, too! We had a great time! Some of the Carolina Panthers players were there, too, like Cam Newton.

After the game, we walked to the Epicenter and checked out Howl at the Moon. I sat there listened to live music and drank my ginger-ale. We had a really fun time.

The next day, we drove to Grandfather mountain in Linville, NC. The views driving there were beautiful. The mountains are the sights I will miss the most when we move.

We stopped by the animal exhibit, where we saw a bald eagle, a cougar, and even a brown bear, oh my! We ate some fudge and kept on driving up the mountain.

We made it to the swinging suspension bridge and soaked in the views. This state really is something else! We stayed the night in a lodge at Banner Elk. We ate BBQ at the Pedalin’ Pig and checked out downtown Banner Elk. It was quiet and the stars were bright. I’m so glad we were able to explore this state. While living here, we have learned to appreciate  the great outdoors. Thank  you, North Carolina!

 

We hope our baby is as adventurous as we have been during our time together.

We hope that she will take risks.

We hope she will never take life for granted.

We hope she soaks up the present.

We hope she knows how loved she is not only by us, but by Jesus.

Jesus changed our life, and we hope she will follow Him like we have chosen to do.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declare the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Hello Fall!

This is our first official fall in North Carolina. You can actually see (and feel) the season change here! The leaves change colors, the weather is cooler, and we can enjoy the outdoors!

I have been working a ton this month, since they allowed overtime again. When I would get off work, hubs and I would go on a hike and hammock, or go biking on the trails. The weather just feels too amazing to waste it indoors! It’s been really fun exploring what North Carolina has to offer, too!

This was the last weekend to rent canoes at Umstead park. It was a beautiful fall day!
This was the last weekend to rent canoes at Umstead park. It was a beautiful fall day!
We bought ENO hammocks and it was perfect to relax in after canoeing.
We bought Eno hammocks and it was perfect to relax in after canoeing.
We went trailblazing! We took our bikes and hit the trails at Umstead!
We went trailblazing! We took our bikes and hit the trails at Umstead!
We spent the afternoon picnicking at Dix Hill. We could see the Raleigh skyline while munching on some Trader Joe's. We still support our Saints even in Carolina territory!
We spent the afternoon picnicking at Dix Hill. We could see the Raleigh skyline while munching on some Trader Joe’s. We still support our Saints even in Carolina territory!
We enjoyed a bonfire at one of our friend's house. It was a beautiful crisp fall night. Hubs played some tunes on his guitar and I ate up some s'mores!
We enjoyed a bonfire at one of our friend’s house. It was a beautiful crisp fall night. Hubs played some tunes on his guitar and I ate up some s’mores and hotdogs!
One day after work, we hiked at the Eno River State Park. I am so grateful for this state and my husband!
One day after work, we hiked at the Eno River State Park. I am so grateful for this state and my husband!
ENO hammocking at the Eno River. Perfection.
Eno hammocking at the Eno River. Perfection.
We celebrating National Dessert Day with ice-cream at The Parlour in Durham.
Celebrating National Dessert Day with ice-cream at The Parlour in Durham.

It’s been 10 months since we moved away from our family.

It’s been 10 months since we said “Yes” to God’s call for us.

It’s been 10 months since this adventure has started.

We surrendered it all to Him, and He has abundantly blessed us far beyond our dreams.

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”

– Psalm 19:1