for this view. Michael and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary this past weekend. We have never left our kids to celebrate our anniversary, but this year we decided to celebrate in a very unusual way for us. He chose to take me to a resort in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. We had an entire 3 days of rest and relaxation complete with NO agenda. The only thing we had to do for those three days was to show up for our deluxe couple's massage. Let me just say, "OH, MY GOODNESS!" We sat on the front porch of our cabin in our jammies to watch the fireworks show. It was beautiful. We were close enough to home to get there in case of an emergency, but far enough away to feel like we were on vacation. We laughed and talked a lot. We slept in late and lounged about the cabin. We went to photography galleries and out to dinner. We even did a bit of shopping, but mostly we just enjoyed being together. I pray that we don't take 22 more years before we go away again...I am thinking more like this year's winter break. Our kids did great which made me feel even better about the whole experience. The worst thing that happened while we were gone was the Border Collie broke into the house and spent an evening with the English Mastiff on our bed. Don't worry...I washed the sheets!!
grace and peace,