Garden update

The garden is really coming along! Here's what it looked like on May 5th:

And here's what it looks like today (May 21st):

I can't believe how fast its all growing now! The broccoli is huge and I think ready to start harvesting (its getting little yellow flowers on it), and the tomatoes are getting so tall too. I just put in some zucchini and yellow squash this morning so hopefully those will follow suit and grow fast also. The onions don't seem to have worked at all but that's okay...those are pretty cheap to buy at the store. Its more important to me to have homegrown tomatoes, zucchini and squash anyway.

4th anniversary weekend trip

Our 4th wedding anniversary is coming up so Seth and I took off to the mountains last weekend for a little trip to celebrate. We camped at an awesome campground that I highly recommend: Turkey Creek campground in Almond, NC. The setting is beautiful and wooded and the bathrooms were the nicest I've ever seen at a campground. Our site was right next to the creek and the sound of it running by was so peaceful. It was also a nice built-in sound machine at night :)

We also drove on the Blue Ridge Parkway a little bit and stopped at a few gorgeous overlooks. It was so nice not to have an agenda, and to spend 3 whole days with my husband. Because of our different work schedules that hardly every happens, and I enjoyed every minute of it!

The mountains in NC are so unbelievable beautiful, and I can't say enough how great it was to get out of town and away from obligations, responsibilities, the telephone/tv/computer...all that stuff. I always feel strange putting on my "work costume" and doing what I do 40 hours a week, but after my weekend in nature it is feeling especially hard to put on my business casual garb and sit in the cube this week. It makes me wonder what I am really doing all this for. And it also made me want to sell everything, quit my job, and get a shack down by the river with Seth and live the simple life :)

I saved the best for last, and its actually the first thing we did: whitewater rafting down the Nantahala River. We did this 2 years ago and had so much fun, so it was great to get back and do it again. I didn't think that anything could top the pictures from the last rafting trip, but these sure do :) And by the way, they are in order of how they were taken as Seth and I each went down Nantahala Falls at the end of the trip.

Seth looked like a pro (aka. no fear) in every shot...

I, on the other hand, looked like every killer I've ever imagined was coming for me:

I just missed the giant rock and felt some relief that I survived...

...then things went downhill again.

Hahaha. Good times! :)