We started off week 10 with one more work day at the farm where the boys finished the roof of the lean to and I packed up our car. We then drove to Asheville to spend a couple more nights before our trek home. Check out the finished product!!
On Tuesday we slept almost the entire day away. After a 80 hour work week at the farm, I don't think we could have done anything else. Late in the afternoon, Nate, Gavin and Shawn made a quick visit to their Aunt Kylie and I went on a bike ride downtown. I treated myself to Rosemary lemonade and shoestring fries at Tupelo Honey as well as an Urban Outfitters shopping trip. That night we got to have one more night of grandparent conversation and veggie burgers. Our last day in Asheville.
Wednesday, was our ONE YEAR anniversary! Can you believe it?! This year we got married, went to the Domican Republic, moved to our first home at Joshua Station in Denver, drove to Durango for my birthday, threw Sophie a surprise party, house sat a ranch, bought a gun, had four thanksgivings, took a trip to Mount Princeton Hot Springs for Nate's birthday, went to Apple Fest with the Hurts, moved back to Durango, slept on our parents' floors for a month, survived two different family Christmas celebrations, went to the Kivu New Years' party in Denver, went on a ski trip in Crested Butte, worked in Tennessee for two weeks, got new jobs, skied, climbed, fixed up and moved into our new apartment, saw Sophie dance in Phoenix, went to Mexico for spring break, dealt with two weeks apart while I went to California and Arizona with my sister, AND took a 10 week road trip across the ENTIRE country. And that's just the big stuff. It's been a year of... There's no words to describe how much I adore Nate and all of our adventures.
Since we were on the road for our anniversary, we decided to take a day of rest. After saying a bittersweet good bye to the Koerbers and to Gavin, we took off to nap and watch TV. We slept and chilled and had microwave food for dinner and it couldn't have been more perfect.
Just in case anyone would like to re-live our wedding day, here's the links to ALL the pictures...
Thursday, we finally began our long trek home. We drove a quick five hours to Lexington where we visited our friends the Hatfields. We ate some delicious food, took Shawn on a walk to Pet Smart, and watched Pitch Perfect 1, 2 AND Mamma Mia. Stacy, Isaac and Leo are always a treat and we miss them already.
Our sweet little puppy got pretty sick and Nate had to make a late night run to the store to grab some pumpkin, chicken and white rice which soon fixed him right up. We're thinking it may have something to do with him still transitioning to his puppy food, or just being in the hot car so much. Anyway, we now have a very spoiled little puppy who refuses to eat anything but his gourmet chicken-pumpkin-rice mixture. For those who know me well, you know that I always said that I would never become a dog person. Well, here I am, letting the entire world know... I'm smitten!!
Friday, after being treated to a lovey breakfast, we drove the seven hours to west St. Louis where my uncle Lance is working on the St. Albans golf coarse. He treated us to dinner and the cutest little cottage during our visit. We got to see his house, his goat neighbor, the sweet little town he lives in, and all of the hard work he's put into building and rebuilding sand traps on the coarse. Shawn loved running along side the golf cart and jumping in the pond near where we stayed.
Saturday was a long blur of puppy walks at rest stops, repeat county music, exhausted to-go food, and cramping legs as we made the long trek from St. Louis to Denver through a very boring Kansas. BUT never have I been more excited to cross into Colorado! This mountain girl is back in her home state and couldn't be happier.
Did I mention we'll be home on Thursday!!?!??? I'm uncontrollably excited!!