over the weekend, we travelled to east tennessee for a few days of celebrating. we are officially one month away from the wedding, carter turned twenty-seven and i attended my first bridal shower. it was a weekend filled with love, a lot of happy tears and ice cream cake for breakfast. by sunday, i was emotionally exhausted. so after breakfast, carter suggested we take a drive to the great smoky mountains national park. there is nothing better than the feeling of the cool, mountain air whipping through your fingers on the drive up. we pulled over and made our way down the moss covered rocks until we reached the river. we skipped rocks, dipped our toes in the cold stream and let the sun peeking through the trees warm our faces. days like these make me miss living near this beautiful place, where we can sneak off to for a few hours. it's been so special to us over the years. we often daydream of finding a home nearby and raising mountain babes. but for now, days such as these will surely be cherished.