We traveled to Asheville for the Thanksgiving weekend to find gorgeous weather and good family times. I felt like I had packed the house in the car but it was all worth it once there. We did a little shopping, ate a lot of food, and watched Lilly and Willow grow right before our eyes. Willow rolled over for the first time while we were there!
Kei Kei and Pepaw showered us with love and hospitality which Lilly just couldn’t get enough of.
The day before Thanksgiving, we went to the Grove Park Inn which always gets me in the Christmas spirit. The gingerbread houses are amazing and Lilly liked to see all the trees. She now proclaims that she wants Santa to bring her a Christmas Tree.
Thanksgiving day was nice and relaxing. Mamaw, Uncle Rick, Aunt Margaret and Cousin Jenny all came to share in the feast.
Lilly wore a special outfit which didn’t last long since the excitement got in the way of using the potty.
A must on our trip was to see Aunt Rita (which we did) and Sawyer Tait, the new member of Simon and Alyse’s family. Well, he was stinkin adorable and quite the ladies man already.
Wil enjoyed some guy time with his friends while I enjoyed seeing my ol’ pal Marcy. It is always nice to catch up and realize that no matter how much time goes between, we have golden friends. Lilly went with Pepaw and Kei Kei to see the animals at the Biltmore Estate which she loved.
Here’s Lilly playing with the gift Marcy gave her:
Our last day there, we did a little shopping and saw Santa at the mall. Lilly was intrigued but didn’t want to sit with or talk to Santa. Maybe next year? I scored myself and a few friends some Muppet nail polish at the mall…it is, of course, awesome.
Our last night there, Shane, Tricia, and the girls came over to have yet another delicious meal provided by Kei Kei and Pepaw. The cousins have such a good time playing together and I remember time with my cousins being some of the more special moments of my smaller years.