The baby is getting really big these days. I guess s/he is about the size of an avocado now and I'm already starting to feel the faintest flutterings. I just love feeling the baby - it is such a miracle!
Back to my vacation - I must have one, and I'm totally serious. For this reason, I'm taking donations to the Theresa Vacation Fund. If anyone wants to help save my sanity, please feel free to make donations via PayPal! I wonder if I could set it up so you even get a tax deduction for your generous donation. Wouldn't that be nice? We could all benefit. For once, I've actually got a babysitter (thanks mom) who is willing to take care of the kids at almost anytime. Retirement is great! Unfortunately, I don't have a place to go, a reason to go, or a bank account full of cash to spend on a vacation. Oh well.
In my search, I found this breathtaking estate. It is called the Biltmore and was built by the Vanderbilt family. They have horseback riding, tours of the estate, a winery (sucks for me), dining, carriage rides, river tours, garden tours, a spa, and more. I'm totally psyched about finding a way to get there, but it may be a while. Check out how beautiful it is!
Above is a picture of the estate. Below is a picture of the Italian Gardens.
This is a picture of the Spring Gardens:
And this is a picture of hell: aka Texas in the Summer: