I cannot believe I am forty-one years old! I also can't believe that I have had the extreme honor, good-fortune, luck, and blessings to be connected to this awesome guy since I was sixteen years old. I absolutely adore him and he is simply my best friend in the whole wide world. There is nothing I enjoy more than having time with just him. We love our kids, but we also still really, really love each other.
For my birthday, he and I escaped for twenty-four hours. We actually went to down to Pigeon Forge and stayed at Dollywood's DreamMore Resort. We took our season passes and went to Dollywood. We proudly rode ZERO rides. (We also unloaded from our vehicle and boarded the tram in about 15 seconds instead of 15 minutes when we go with a load of children.)
Instead of rides, we watched two shows (we saw one group called Vocal Trash and really enjoyed them!) and did some browsing in all the artisan shops. (We never get to do those things with kids.) We also ate at Chipotle and went to Kilwin's for dessert. At the hotel, we laid around and watched a lot of HGTV. Man I'm glad I don't have TV or I'd be hooked on that channel.
I'm amazed at what just one brief day away does for my soul. A huge thank you to my awesome in-laws for letting us have a much needed break!