I am officially back from vacation and feeling rested, well fed, and ready to ease back into reality. Okay, so that last part is slightly exaggerated. I could get used to sleeping in and waking up to this every morning…
The beauty of New Hampshire’s White Mountains takes my breath away every time. I couldn’t help but gasp as we drove through the valleys and looked up at the rocky cliffs surrounding us. The beauty and majesty is almost over-whelming. It never gets old!
To save money, Nate and I stayed in a rustic cottage in the woods. We practically had to drive up a mountain to reach it, and there were instructions next to the toilets on how to flush them. If you ask me, that’s when you know you’re out in the sticks. 😉 But it was the coziest get-away, especially when we had turned on the fire-place in the living room. Honestly, rustic sometimes is the way to go. As much as I love dressing up and being all girly, nothing screams ‘vacation’ quite like pulling my hair into a pony-tale, tossing on a hat, and not even worrying about make-up.
It wasn’t all rustic though, because we had access to a rec center’s hot tub. The hot tub was surrounded by glass windows that overlooked mountains and a small pond. I could get used to that let me tell you. I told Nate that I was born for such royal treatment and asked him if he thought Brad Pitt and Angelina would adopt me. He just rolled his eyes, so I guess that’s a ‘no’ and I can just face reality that my hot tub days are over for now.
Now you’re probably dying to know what Nate and I did on our vacation up in the White Mountains (or at least a little interested), 😉 but I shall get to that in the next two days. After all, activities and food deserve their own private blog post.
But I must first show you what I have been dying to show you since I left. Honestly, I was tempted to post pics long ago, but I couldn’t cut into True Love week to show you pictures of my new couch. Somehow, furniture isn’t the definition of true love.
Still, I am so completely excited about the addition to the living room. Our couch and chairs were delivered!!! I can’t explain how cozy and relaxing it is to sit on a couch and read a book. And we actually also purchased two end tables and a coffee table from Pier One, due to a crazy sale we encountered while shopping there. But we’re still waiting for those to come in…