A couple of weeks ago Toby and I decided "it's time for a break from being busy." Breaks don't come all too often during the academic year so we lept at the opportunity to go off on an impromptu trip to the mountains. At this particular time, we were soooooo ready to take a rest so we tried to book our trip at a friend's house in North Georgia.
But it was already booked.
I'm generally a person who keeps her cool most times, but not this time. I kind of lost it in a beautifully emotional and hysterical mess (by myself, of course). I was so ready for a break so this news was like a slice to my soul. It sounds dramatic but I know I'm not the only one who has made a mountain out of a molehill.
But this post is entitled "Our Weekend in the Mountains" so I'm sure you know where this is going.
After a week of brooding and listening to my sweet husband list in-town alternatives to what we could do, I had kind of given up and resigned myself to the fact that we would just have to make do staying home. And then Toby got a phone call. The people that were going to be at the house had to cancel so the house was back open for us. Needless to say, I kind of felt like an idiot for being so upset and not just trusting that God would bring good out of it. However, I now looked at the trip as a gift because it technically wasn't supposed to have happened. It made me thankful...even for the hard things...because it was out of a hard thing that this little happy thing came about. Seriously, I don't think I'll ever forget it.
It was beautiful and peaceful and I don't think I have ever felt so relaxed. Toby and I stayed in our pajamas pretty much the whole time. I think we changed clothes like one time. Yeah I know, it's gross. But I DON'T CARE. I actually wrote a paper while I was there. No internet = no distractions. Consequently, it was one of the highest grades I've made on a paper. All in all, God totally blessed this trip and it felt like a sweet gift from him. As soon as we walked in we saw a painting that said "I will give you rest" from Matthew 11:28. We knew that we really would be given rest. We can't wait to go back!
|Sweet little den|
|And a sweet little kitchen|
|Gorgeous view of the forest|
|and I think Harry Potter might have been living in the hallway..|
...in the cupboard under the stairs.
|This is the tiny TV that we watched movies on. It was so fun! And yes, |
this is where we watched the rest of Downton Abbey season 3.
|Yummy wine from New Zealand and a rainy Saturday.|
|And more paper writing. In the outfit I never changed out of.|
|Bringing in Shabbat.|
|I will miss this spot.|
|We left refreshed and already ready to go back!|