Sunday, October 28, 2007

Weekend Getaway



Friday afternoon Dr. Daddy and I managed a weekend getaway sans children. We drove the kids an hour and a half to meet my aunt (in the POURING rain) who then took the kids to Richmond for the weekend. We then made our way to The Homestead. We attended a medical society gala on Friday night which was lots of fun. Then on Saturday I had a short conference and we were off to play.
To my stunned amazement Dr. Daddy agreed to go with me to the Southern Accents Showhome. Holy mother of all things painted and upholstered. This is the most amazing private home I have ever been in. Not necessarily all my taste but seriously sweet. The kids' rooms, especially, were darling. If you have the opportunity to visit this home you simply must.
For dinner we went to the 1766 Grille at the resort, which is one of my alltime favorite restaurants. Afterwards, we played wedding crashers and snooped around a wedding being held in the ballroom. It has long been my assertion that BabyGirl will be married at The Homestead. Of course, I've already started saving up for the big day. There's the college fund, and then there's the wedding fund. No joke!!!
We did miss the kids (just a little bit). They LOVE The Homestead and were not too happy when they realized we were going without them. Happily, they had a great time at Aunt Bobbie and Uncle PeeWee's and it seems that the grown ups had a little fun themselves.
Alas, now we're home and the laundry has piled up once again...

ADDENDUM! I wanted to add that I just finished reading the new Southern Accents that features the showhome. The pictures do not do the home justice AT ALL. It is MUCH more beautiful in person...

5 comments:

Kimba Rimba said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Now that would be a great place for a wedding!

Preppy Napkin said...

I am so glad you had a great time. I can't wait to hear about the house.

Steph said...

The Homestead is one of my favorite places, we haven't been in years though!
And we too have started a wedding fund! We started it about 7 years ago when our princess was a flower girl in my cousin's wedding and hubby found out, from the father of the bride, what all the fun and prettiness cost!

Happy Homemaker said...

Glad to hear the pictures in Southern Accents didn't do it justice... Can't wait to go!!

brian said...

Can't wait to visit the place. Hope we could also enjoy the place as you do. Thanks for the share. It was really worth to read.

-Brian
fun weekend getaways