Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Night Away at Spring Grove Farm

Sorry for the absence the past two weeks.  We have been out of town, visiting both sides of our family.  We drove to my parents' house first and spent about 4 days there just hanging out.  Then, we continued North to visit my grandparents, then on to Bradley's parents' in central PA.  The girls loved reuniting time with their cousins and grandparents, and we enjoyed time together spent laughing, talking, crying, and just being together.

The highlight for me of our two week vacation was a surprise from my sweet husband.  He reserved a night for us at the Bed & Breakfast where we spent our wedding night!  He had arranged for my parents to watch all 3 children for the night, and whisked me away for some wonderful hours of quiet, decompressing, relaxing, enjoyment, and celebrating our anniversary {which is not for a few more weeks}.

This is the front of the house.  The original portion was built in 1842 and has been added onto over the years.

I don't even remember the last time I had coffee in the morning, or breakfast for that matter, without having to think of my kids waking up.  Homemade waffles with blueberry sauce, and fresh whipped cream in my coffee.  Mmmm.

The grounds are beautiful, complete with an English garden.

I'm a Virginia girl, and there is nothing like the VA countryside in the summer.

The Appomatox Courthouse is nearby  so we took a quick tour of the building and grounds.  This structure is not the courthouse, but it's right nearby.

Can't you just picture soldiers lining this road ready to put down their guns and swords as the Civil War came to an end?  I have always loved Civil War history, so it was fun to try and imagine it as we stood on this famous ground.

It was so special to go back to this plantation and remember the first time we were there, as newlyweds, and to think back on all that has transpired these 6 years.  We've experienced joys, sorrows and many changes over the years, but God has remained faithful!  We left those hours of time together feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever the Lord has in store for the rest of our journey!


  1. I'm so glad you guys were able to do this! Way to go Bradley for planning such a wonderful surprise! That first picture of the B&B is GORGEOUS!

  2. Time to be alone is so special. I'm glad you and Bradley were able to relax together!

  3. Cute! Love that place! We looked at Spring Grove for our wedding :) HAppy Anniversary!

  4. Lovely get away and lovely couple! May the Lord continue to bless you both!


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