Monday, July 14, 2008

July 11, 2008...has it really been 10 years?

in front of the Biltmore house

my favorite part of the 4 acres of flower gardens

July 11, 1998July 11, 2008

This past weekend on July 11, Josh and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary. We had planned to take a big trip, but it just wasn't going to happen this year, so we decided we will celebrate 11 years on the 11th next year! We did get a weekend away, which was really nice. We went to Asheville, NC and visited the Biltmore. I can remember wanting to do that when I was little, but we never did. The house was amazing. It was 6 stories with 43 bathrooms and fireplaces larger than some rooms in our house. One of the most interesting things about it was realizing that it was built in the late 1800's and learning how they used horses and railways to bring in all the materials. The property is 8000 acres, and is still owned by the family. The little we learned about the family history was also very interesting. We went there Thursday and Friday (if you buy your ticket after 3pm you can use it for the next day also), then went out to a nice restaurant for our Anniversary on Friday night. A HUGE thanks to Mom and Dad for watching the kids for us (and surviving!). Enjoy the pictures.