Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Our Holiday Weekend

(My parents and us in front of the Biltmore House)

(The girls visit with Santa Claus!)

Wow! What a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend we had :)! Well, it was more like a Thanksgiving, Birthdays, Christmas weekend celebration for us!! My side of the family met at the Biltmore in Asheville, NC for an amazing time together.
This was our first time to the Biltmore, and it was so much fun! The girls and my nephew LOVED the barnyard where they could pet animals and play with old fashioned toys, and later met Santa! We shopped and did a wine tasting, ate delicious meals, and toured the Biltmore house during a candlelight Christmas evening tour -- Gorgeous!!
Another day was spent with the "girls" shopping the village and visiting the Grove Park Inn for tea and seeing the many gingerbread houses on display. We also had a "Christmas morning" where we gathered in my parents' hotel room by the 6ft. fake tree we brought with us :) and opened presents!!
I am so thankful for my family :)!
What did you do this past weekend???


32 comments:

Christy said...

This is a place I so much want to visit. I love that Santa! Glad you had such a wonderful time and that you are back to share all your great and creative ideas:) Looking forward to reading your list too! I'm glad you think it will be fun.

Have a wonderful day Stacy!

Sandy Toes said...

I love the Biltmore mansion...such a wonderful place! I think that is the best Santa ever..so classic!!!

We went to the Creation museum!
-sandy toes

Imperfect said...

My grandparents live in Asheville and I loved visiting them during the holidays because they would take us to Grove Park Inn. We LOVED seeing the gingerbread houses. Aren't they amazing?!?! Glad you had such a wonderful time with your family.

Oh and I love the girls' coats and hats! Too cute.

Jessica said...

What a fantastic picture of your girls with Santa!!!!!! You have to post pics of the Biltmore! I would love to go one day!

Shanda said...

Your girls are preciously adorable in their matching outfits and hats! That is the most wonderful Santa that I have ever seen-very realistic!!

So glad you had such a great family time!

Simply Dandy said...

Good Morning Stacey,
What an AWESOME picture of you and your family. Your girls are ADORABLE!! Your mom looks so young!! Hubby and I have always wanted to visit Biltmore...maybe someday.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

mishebe said...

Beautiful family. love the girls outfits. Wow to see the Biltmore in person. i have only seen it on HGTV. lol. mishelle

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a great time you had, one your girls will treasure in their hearts for their life time.

I would love to go to the Biltmore mansion, it looks fabulous. Glad you had such a sweet time with your family.
xo Lidy

Stephanie said...

Hi!

We live in Asheville and we love the Biltmore Santa! We never have to wait in a long line at the mall and it just feels more like Christmas!

Rae said...

What a fabulous Santa. I am positive he must be the real one!

Betsy said...

I have always wanted to go there. Your little girls look precious.

Margo said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time. I visited the Biltmore a few years ago and It's amazing. Would love to see it at Christmas time.
Margo

Michelle said...

I'm glad that you had a wonderful time. ~Michelle

Tina said...

Your girls are darling, so precious. I've always wanted to go to Biltmore, but always miss my chance. I'm just going to have to plan it and go.
Blessings :0}
T

Shannon said...

What a fun weekend! I have always want to go to the Biltmore and will one day. Your girls are adorable!

Glitter and Bliss said...

What a precious picture of your beautiful girls with Santa. What a special place to share Thanksgiving with your family. I have been there myself, and it is magical.

Nancy said...

Oh Stacey, I am so glad you enjoyed Biltmore! It is an amazing place...too bad they don't allow pictures inside! Oh, and that Santa...is the best one ever!!! Nancy

Melissa Miller said...

I NEED TO VISIT THE BILTMORE HOUSE BEFORE WE LEAVE NC. WONDERFUL PHOTOS OF ALL! :)

JudyBug said...

Isn't the Biltmore grand? We've been at least 3 times but never at Christmas. It's one of the things I really want to do...that and ride in a horse drawn sleigh in the snow holding a fur muff (the muff is crucial).
What precious girls!

Darlene said...

sigh... you have me missing a Southern Christmas.
Great pictures!

Darlene

Cherry's Jubilee said...

HOLYYYYYYYY smokes I thought that ws the Biltmore! You lucky duck...your girls look like little models with santa...sooooo cute. Glad you had such fun! cherry

Knit Purl Gurl said...

OMG, your girls are darling!!

The Browns said...

It sounds like you had a really nice weekend. Your family all looks so nice. I really enjoy reading your blog.

The Browns said...

It sounds like you had a really nice weekend. Your family all looks so nice. I really enjoy reading your blog.

Jen r. said...

What a great weekend! I love that Santa!

Mandi said...

Sounds like you had an incredible weekend. I love Biltmore, but especially at Christmas time with all those trees, now THEY do Christmas! Your girls look adorable. Glad you all had such a great time.

Royaltouch said...

Wow, what a fabulous weekend filled with many a memory for you all. I love the Biltmore, never been there but would love to see it all one day. Girls are adorable with Santa.
Ours was a working weekend getting things ready around here for Christmas. But this coming weekend more fun, hubby and I have a Friday night Christmas present to attend in Seattle. Then Sat. night dinner out with hubby and get to go to blogger My Sweet Savannah's house for her craft show.

Jenny S said...

Stacy!! The girls are beautiful! I love their little matching outfits! They look like they belong at the Biltmore! Christmas there is magical!!Glad you guys had fun!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

what a precious photo of your girls with Santa! Sounds like a great trip.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I went to the Biltmore and the Grove Park Inn for the first time this year as well. In face, the Grove Park pics are waiting on my computer for blog post that may never happen. Do you think 8 weeks after the visit is too late?
Thanks for the meme....that will be fun to do in Florida this week.

And can you please photoshop some ugliness into your family picture....oh my....PRECIOUSNESS to no end!!!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

The bottom photo of Santa and your girls is so incredibly perfect. It defenitly deserves to be in a frame!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh those girls are just precious! My MIL lives in Asheville and I will never cease in my love for the Biltmore. Once at Christmastime they had a gingerbread house contest. It was amazing.