Sunday, October 04, 2009

Climbing again

“I’ve learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”

This weekend I earned the second "badge" for the Canyon Climbers Club. Rob and I headed out to Amicalola Falls State Park Saturday morning, in order to enjoy a beautiful autumn day in the woods. We hiked every trail in the park, even climbing the 604 stairs to the top of the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River. Rob and I agree, although the adventure at Tallulah Gorge was awesome, the views at Amicalola were even better. The trails at Amicalola connect to the southernmost point of the Appalachian Trail. And, although we didn't venture that way this time--we spent our hike, wondering what it would be like to isolate ourselves on the trail for months at a time.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Come gather at our table

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
-Virginia Woolf

So, our main anniversary gift to ourselves this year was a real dining room table, to fill our oh-so-empty front room. The modern tradition anniversary gift is china, and we decided we needed somewhere to place our china, if ever the day came to host a fancy party.

We'd been eyeing a table at Pottery Barn, but it was much too expensive, and probably too big for our space. So we found the next best thing (and probably in truth the very best thing!) at World Market last week. We saw it, we sat at it, we fell in love. And, then we waited a few days to make certain we were sure.

We were. So we bought it, and then it took three carloads and three people (my mom was in town this weekend!) to get it home. And, of course as soon as we assembled it, we had to run out to Hobby Lobby and Michael's to fix up a pretty fall centerpiece.

How festive we are! And, now we even have a place to eat!

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