Blue Ridge Mountains

The day after attending a beautiful wedding in Charlotte, NC, Eric, Leo, and I headed a couple of hours west, to visit some dear friends we knew from our life in Uganda who are now living in Boone, NC.  We had time to explore the countryside just a bit and go on a short hike with an unbeatable vista.  I'm always trying to convince Eric to envision a life in the mountains somewhere and I think this short visit might helped my case.

Southern charmed

We were spoiled in full Southern charm last weekend as guests at my sister-in-law's incredible wedding.  The ceremony and reception were held at Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC, and as part of the family and wedding party, we were able to spend a few days at this spectacular location.  It was the ideal way to get over jet lag after an international flight and we had a lovely time with family and friends who came in from all over the world.  I wasn't able to take many pictures of the wedding details since I was juggling bridesmaid and motherhood duties and because I simply wanted to enjoy the time with the people around me, but here are a few shots I snagged here and there.