Last Saturday morning when I got out of bed (after sleeping in) I came into the living room and my guys were watching cartoons. I sat down on the couch and told them we had to do something. We don't have a lot of extra money so we don't go and do very much....Which reminds me: Aaron got a new job and starts it on Monday. He will no longer have to use up $400+ a month on gas driving
almost an hour and half each way to work!!! He will be about 25 minutes from home. That alone is a raise-but he is getting a base salary raise, car allowance (I drive a '95 Jeep, Aaron drives a '97 Malibu...any day now we may need to use that car allowance. We pray daily for our beloved, aged, paid off, vehicles), phone allowance (because he has to have a smart phone for work and we don't have smart phones since we are poor), and bonuses. Aaron is so excited because he will be 50% in the office and 50% in the field....But all that could really be for a whole other post....Back to last Saturday....Sooo, I mentioned maybe driving the hour up the mountain and heading to our old favorite restaurant
After we left the Farmers Market, we headed over to the Biltmore. We were so excited to get season passes and still have $64 left over on the gift card!! Turns out we only had to get season passes for Aaron and me. Jake gets in free with our pass since he is under 16. The couple in front of us in line were going to come back the next day (you have to have a reservation during the holiday season) and they spent $118 to go in one time! We are so excited to have a season pass and be able to go whenever we want!
We didn't get back outside the house until it was dark, so next time I will have to take a picture of this area outside the house. It is a large...for lack of the right term, walking garden. Think Pride and Prejudice when Elizabeth and her aunt and uncle visit Pemberley. That's what it reminded me of at least. I know it is a different time period but it is easy to picture it as a Jane Austen novel. I love it!