Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
We awoke very early this morning to the rumbling sounds of thunder and lightening.
We could hear the dogs whimpering, so we went and lay with them in their bedroom for a little while, until I realized it was almost time to wake up anyway.
So we declared it a sofa duvet day and watched television, napped a little, read blogs and napped some more.
I Googled and found this site called Random Facts...
Here are some random facts about marriage:
Due to jobs, kids, TV, the Internet, hobbies, and home and family responsibilities, the average married couple spends just four minutes a day alone together.
What??? I couldn't imagine ever being that busy!
A person’s level of education influences the age at which they marry. Couples tend to marry later in states with higher numbers of college-educated adults, while the opposite is true for states with lower education levels.
My fiance and I are both college graduates. We met shortly after I moved home from college.
A marriage ceremony typically ends with a kiss because in ancient Rome, a kiss was a legal bond that sealed contracts, and marriage was seen as a contract.
That's a darling fact.
Birth order can influence whether a marriage succeeds or fails. The most successful marriages are those where the oldest sister of brothers marries the youngest brother of sisters. Two firstborns, however, tend to be more aggressive and can create higher levels of tension. The highest divorce rates are when an only child marries another only child.
Although he is the youngest of two and I'm the oldest of two.
You can read more here.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
I have not forgotten you, dear blog.
The reason for my absence was moving across country from Washington to Tennessee.
Here were my status updates:
"1395 miles since we left Richland, Washington. We stayed overnight in Pendleton, Oregon, and with family in Rock Springs, Wyoming. We have enjoyed visiting and catching up with everyone, and the dogs have made some new friends. Tonight we decided to stop in a small town called Hastings, Nebraska. It's a really nice town. Tomorrow we'll keep driving towards Tennessee."
"We spent the day driving through Nebraska, Iowa for awhile and into Missouri. We decided to stop in St. Louis, Missouri for the evening and saw the Gateway Arch at the Core. We sure are having a delightful time traveling."
"We arrived in Tennessee on Monday evening. We spent the day driving through Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and into Tennessee. Our cabin is situated on 8 1/2 acres of the Cherokee National Forest. We have been without internet, very peaceful and secluded."
It took us about 4 days, with one day spent with family.
We had not one hiccup along the way...and we arrived to this:
It's a cabin in the Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee.
So far we've been to Chattanooga Zoo, Charlotte, NC, Knoxville, TN and Pigeon Forge, TN for daytrips.
Here's some pictures:
Now that we've settled, I'll update my blog with some of our adventures.