Monday, December 1

A romantic weekend away

It's Monday and I'm not here yet. Because I'm not home yet. So here I am in a motel dining room somewhere in southern Indiana. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, a great weekend. We did, though, yes, I'm ready to be home.

Life often isn't like a romance novel--have you noticed?--but sometimes, just every once in while, it is. For example, here is part of the great room in the house our family rented over the weekend.
And then, here is the house we visited while we were away for the weekend.
And then, this is my son and grandkids at the house we stayed in making homemade pizza and laughing really hard.
And my daughter and daughter-in-law being lovely and silly while they finished cleaning the turkey off the carcass. (The romance part comes in where I didn't have to help.)


My dining area isn't as neat as the one in the rental house. The Biltmore estate is well beyond anything within the scope of my imagination. But the table full of laughing pizza makers and the strong, smart women undressing the turkey? Yeah, that's my inspiration, whether it's found in North Carolina's beautiful mountains or at home in our own backyard. Family and fun--those are not only what I write about, they're the reason I do it.

Good times. I hope you're having them, too.

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    1. It was a amazing! I'd never been there, but it was so beautiful with all the Christmas trees.

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  2. Liz, now I'm more jealous than ever! Every time I visit Biltmore, I want to write a story set there! Your rental house is gorgeous, too! Sounds like you had a beautiful Thanksgiving--but I have to agree, there's no place like home! :-)

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  3. Thanks, Anna. The Biltmore was fabulous for sure, and we loved the house, too. It's the Smokies, though, that capture my heart every time we go that way!

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  4. Loved the pic of y'all fighting over the leftover turkey!!! What a cute review of your Thanksgiving adventures!

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    1. Thanks, Hebby. The girls were so funny!

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  5. Looks like a fun looking bunch!

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    1. It was a good time. Hope you had a good TG, too, Shawn.

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  6. I love it! Great pictures, Liz, looks like you all had a fabulous time! I'll be posting pics from our weekend later this week. :) Let the holiday craziness begin!!

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    1. Yes! I have been totally useless today, however. :-)

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  7. What a great reason to write, Liz. Sounds like you and yours had a fabulous time.

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  8. I love that you find your inspiration in your family and those wonderful, every day moments around you.

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  9. Sounds absolutely fabulous. Love both houses and having never heard of Biltmore, I totally have to add that to my bucket list. Great pics and fun post.

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    1. Thanks, Margie. The Biltmore is--I think--the largest "private home" in the country and it is extraordinary. The grounds, though, are spectacular.

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  10. What a great weekend away. I'm jealous!

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  11. It was so much fun! I love couple-of-days-away trips. They give you a whole new outlook!

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