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a weekend in the mountains.

last weekend, i surprised my husband for his birthday and took him to the smokey mountains. we rented a cabin for one night and went hiking! my mom watched the little one which is always a huge blessing! it was a lot of fun and a nice little getaway.

we visited old historic cabins…

the wildlife was beautiful…

we saw quite a few bears…

then we got dressed up and went out to dinner! we drove around and i took a couple of pictures. the scenery was too pretty…

i also made a little video of us and our goofy selves from the trip…

now this weekend, we are catching up on things…cleaning…drinking coffee…you know, things like that :) did you do anything exciting this weekend? hope you have a beautiful week!



Ah, the mountains. I’m convinced that we both should move there….yes…it was revealed to me in a dream. Haha. Just kidding. It would be nice though. That area is so beautiful. The pictures by the old barn are gorgeous too!

And for the record…I love “killing me softly” :)

great photos and love the movie :) The Fugee’s remind me of high school!!! love that song


Cases Cove????

Super cute photos, as always! Aren’t get’a ways great sometimes (to be away from the lil’ stinker and spend time just the two of you as a couple?) it makes me cherish it more when you have kids, that alone time together!

and you look beautiful btw! <3

Looks like you had the most marvelous time. Taking time for each other is so important! :O)

beautiful pictures and loved the video! :D

So sweet! I love little getaways like this! We went to a B&B at a lake in upstate NY for my perfect. They’re always so perfect.

Lovely photos and the video is great! The Smokey Mountains are beautiful!

I didn’t go anywhere as beautiful as you did, but my family did spend the day at Cedar Point on Friday! That was so much fun!

Its gorgeous!! The scenery is amazing and your dress is so cute! Staying in cabins are one of my favorite things to do. Its always so cozy!!

I love the video! :)

Love the Smokey Mts! Looks like you had an awesome getaway =D And the little movie was so cute!

oh my goodness how sweet! i loved the video too. That’s totally what we do in the car too!

I love your video! What an adorable couple you are, and it was refreshing to see what fun you had together. We just had a marriage retreat at our church this weekend, so I am feeling like my hubby and I need a getaway too! :) God bless!

Oh the mountains!! What beautiful photos and what a fun and relaxing trip :)

We just moved to Texas and we miss the mountains SO much. My husband and I have both lived our whole lives in Nevada and California.. surrounded by mountains. I think for our next trip we will definitely have to find some.


Love It! glad you had a good time. You guys are silly I love it…..Stay In Love Always….tis the secret for a wonderful life together! Love yas……. MaGe Terra

Gorgeous! Happy birthday to your hubby!

You guys are adorable. What a wonderful treat!

Beautiful video! Ha love the water bottle microphone : )


Beautiful photos Arielle! I haven’t been to the Smokies in many years–makes me a little homesick.
I spent the weekend in Idaho picking raspberries and peas!

awe, what a sweet time with you husband! & such beautiful photos… i am longing for a trip to the mountains, so pretty! :)

I am craving for a vacation like this one! funny huh … living in paradise and yet i want something so very DIFFERENT. guess the grass always seems greener, huh?

anyway, happy birthday to your husband! love your clothes as usual :)

You two are so stinkin’ cute! And I love the video, I’m going to have to do that one time with a fun adventure :)

So completely lovely. And you are absolutely sweet together. My man and I went away last weekend together and just did whatever we felt like. The time alone together was amazing and much needed. Loving your blog!

you guys are seriously way too adorable! These photos are incredibly beautiful, looks like a look book :) What a fun little getaway :)

What an amazing trip! Sounds like so much fun. I really want to try my hand at making a little video. They’re so fun!
Love, Leigh

What a wonderful surprise birthday! Glad you had a blessed time together. :)

As always, such beautiful photos! x

Such beautiful photos. Seriously, if there was a contest for cutest family ever, you’d win hands down. You two always look amazing!

Sounds like such a romantic little getaway!! Your pictures are just phenomenal by the way!

Looks like a lovely trip! :)

You two are the cutest and always have the most beautiful photos! What a wonderful getaway…

these photos are so beautiful, wow, our Daddy is the biggest & best artist!!! xx

Vivi x

Wow, how beautiful!

Wish I lived near there.

My husband, two girls and I spent the weekend in Niagara Falls. We were just saying how we need a getaway just the two of us though. We haven’t gone away just the two of us since before our daughter was born, 3 years ago almost!

Beautiful pictures lovely lady! How do you take pictures of you guys? Do you use a tripod?

What beautiful pictures!! I love your blog! I’ll be following :)

oh, i am so excited to have found your blog! these photos are stunning and those bears look scary. ha. ;)

little getaways are so refreshing. glad you enjoyed your time!

have a happy day.

Wonderful photos. Looks like a beautiful spot.

Awww, fun! Sunday through Wednesday Leala and I had the privilege of going up to our church’s Christian camp in the San Bernardino mountains with my husband to be counselors for our jr. highers. Being asked to go when I have a toddler and am 7 months pregnant was a surprise and I saw what God can do with a willing heart. We LOVE getting to serve as a family and Leala helps make it possible for us to do it! I’ve been meaning to get around to blogging about it. It’s only made Facebook headlines [laughs].


haha that WOULD be awesome!! i definitely love the mountains and sometime wished we never moved from there! :) God’s creation is absolutely beautiful.

What a blessed and beautiful trip for you two! Those are the best!

Love your blog here!

God Bless~

These are all such fantastic photos!

Thankyou for your lovely comment on my blog, comments make me smile, so thankyou!

Wow, these pictures are gorgeous! I am in love with your blog! Looking forward to seeing more of your posts and pictures! <3

In our sea of love

The video is awsome! I love the mountains…
Loved loved loved the song. It seems you guys had a great time :P


What an amazing birthday gift. I’m sure you two had a lovely time, Great pictures too. Thanks for sharing.

adorable adorable post!
love the video! so glad you two had such a great time!
we love the smokies. such a beautiful place, indeed.

Such a CUTE video, you two are adorable! :) And ohmygoodness, I absolutely love your pretty dress!

i found your blog through the weigand’s. im loving it! your photos are gorgeous. and such a cute little family. i am now following and looking forward to reading more! :)

I just recently found your blog, and I think I am your newest follower. I love your story and your photography! Thanks for sharing!


thank you tani! :)


thank you so much lori….many blessings!

such a cute little video! looks like you guys had a wonderful trip :) i really liked the song you chose too!

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