Unexpected Break, Unexpected Mountain Trip

Ahhhh, back and it's great to be here!

I'm typing this on a brand new laptop ... well, a 2 year-old refurbished laptop. Not my old one, though. My husband has this guy here in Charlotte that builds/rebuilds computers for a fraction of what you'd typically pay for one. They are faster, more efficient, and we really just trust him. He took everything off of my old computer and put it on this new one, and the cost was the same as having Dell fix my previous laptop. That ol' thing had always had little problems here and there anyway.

(Local folks, LMK if you want this guy's info and I'll be happy to share.)

So, catching up, we had that massive water leak in our home that needed to be professionally dried out over the course of 3 days. The leak honestly didn't look horrible from the area we could see, but the damage inside the walls was pretty darn bad. The machines they use to measure the wetness in the walls were going crazy with readings off the charts in some areas. Soaked. 

The machines were kind of noisy, in the way, and they put off heat. So we decided to throw overnight bags in the car and skedaddle to the mountains, where my mother-in-law was waiting with open arms and a big hug for all of the craziness hitting our home simultaneously!

Camille got to ride in her Mimi's car and decided five minutes later that convertibles are just not for her. Too windy, too cold!

While the girls napped that afternoon, Ian and I were able to dash around the corner to our fave little winery where we each had a glass of white wine and then shared a glass of rose. They had live music going on as well. 

The next day we all went to the park and had a picnic lunch and later took the girls on a ranger ride around the house and down to see some horses. 

The best part of the entire trip was just having a minute to sit down solo with Ian and enjoy a dinner out, that winery trip, and a quick visit to AMB brewery. No babysitter needed. After all the stress of the past week, it was just what the doctor ordered. 


On an unrelated note, I was so excited to read this awesome review of LipSense from a blogger I partnered with! Please go visit Megan HERE at Diamonds On Her Soul. How beautiful is she?! Driven career-woman, too. She's got it all!

Evan likes it :)


  1. Glad you're back.

  2. What a fun getaway! We are heading to the mountains in October and I'm SO excited!

  3. Hi - I'm sorry to hear about your leak issues but I'm glad you got a little escape out of it!

    Can you share the name of the contractor that is helping you with the leak? I have some kind of water issue in our master bath and I need someone to diagnose it. Thanks!

    1. Hey Lauren! We use All about The Pipes and they are the ones who took care of the leak coming from the upstairs potty. I like them a lot!

  4. Welcome back! We missed you around these parts. So lovely that you were able to get away from the chaos and just find some time to be with family and relax.

  5. Welcome back! Glad you got to escape with the hubby a bit in the midst of the craziness! :)


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