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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Our 7th Anniversary Celebrated in Hiawassee, GA

Aaron and I celebrated our 7th Anniversary in Hiawassee, GA.  To be totally honest, it wasn't our first choice, we searched and searched for cruises online, but decided to "live within our means" and travel more wisely!  GREAT DECISION!!  
We found a deal on Groupon Getaways, booked the weekend and were on our way.  We stayed at The Ridges Resort and Marina on Chatuge Lake.  We were welcomed with warm cookies, a roaring fire and a souvenir blanket.  Our deal included 2 dining credits and s'mores by the outdoor fire each night. 

Our friends, Josh and Donna live in Hiawassee so we decided to make them part of our weekend too!  We rarely see each other so it was a real treat to spend time with their family.  They have 2 little girls, beautiful and full of life!
Friday we hit the road and stopped at nearly every thrift shop and antique store from Hiawassee to Blairsville.  I came away with some awesome finds though!  A hand-made quilt top for $7 (photo prop), some chacos for $1(sibling love) and this little cabinet for $40 (kid craft/school storage).  Ignore my face - again, I'm a dork.   
Saturday we headed to Brasstown Bald for a hike and some more Bennett time:)  I asked Aaron to say a prayer for me that I wouldn't die on the way up.  Oddly enough, I made it to the top, it wasn't nearly as bad as I had imagined.  The views at the top are seriously breathtaking.  Fortunately, Josh knows every valley and mountain peak as far as the eye could see...so we had a true tour guide!

We were truly blessed to enjoy a few days away.  Just to be able to talk, reconnect, laugh, relax and enjoy each others company for a few days was awesome.  We ate some wonderful food, got to spend time with wonderful friends and really took in every minute that we were gone!  No one got sick so that's a win in my book!  November is one of my most favorite months of the year because it's the month that I married Aaron, and each year, it's the month that we get to celebrate this marriage we have been given!

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