Yesterday was magical - our two year anniversary... Such a blessing, to be able to look back on all the smiles, laughs, and stories during the 730 days that have flown by since Zach and I first met!
(Part II of skillet biscuits is soon to come, I promise... but I couldn't resist sharing a few details of our blissful day first!)
We started the day by fixing brunch together, of course, and then gave each other our presents... I'd been so excited about giving Zach his present (electronic-tech presents for my incredibly tech-savvy guy, of course :-) I've been counting down until I could finally put the wrapped package in his hands!
I, meanwhile, was surprised with a brand new set of formal silverware (something formerly lacking in our primary-colored plastic silverware! :-)
We couldn't have asked for a more heavenly autumn day on which to celebrate... The unseasonably cold weather we've been having softened just enough, with warm sunshine and a gentle breeze perfect for lingering in, so we spent the day touring a vineyard an hour north of our home.
Just to clarify our rather vague geography, we're Louisiana transplants to Georgia a year ago... and now that we've gotten almost used to living somewhere without palm trees and with snow, we felt properly ready to explore Georgia wine country!
We visited BlackStock Vineyards, and, after a winding drive through the north Georgia mountains, we were greeted with the soft hush of the vineyard hills...
We wandered among the vines,
I took the liberty of hugging a grapevine or two,
and we then savored a leisurely wine tasting that, to our surprise and delight, awed our palates! We were especially enchanted with the Sangiovase and an 04 Merlot.
Afterwards, with the spirit of exploring and the romance of the day upon us, we strolled about in the nearby town of Dahlonega, where the historic Public Square lulled us further away from reality and into quieter times.
Stopping for a purple haze beer (one of our personal favorites!) at a corner pub,
we soon struck up a lively chat with the bartender, who directed us towards a chic, cozy Tex-Mex restaurant for an explosively flavorful supper.
I confess I often exceed the speed limit while driving... (sheepish expression) Steering our car back down the mountains on our way home, though, I drove with a lingering sigh...
and woke up still surrounded by our magic day this morning!