A Night in the Hillsboro Countryside

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I shared earlier this week about my weekend Antique Alley trip and the great finds I found on our two days of picking.  There was a second reason for my trip though, and that was celebrating my husband and I’s 10 year anniversary!IMG_2505We had said for years that we would go to Europe for our 10 year anniversary, but as it approached, it became pretty clear that we are not in the right season of life for a long overseas trip! So, we opted for an overnight trip to the “country” instead.

Just an hour south of Dallas, the land opens up and the suburbs disappear.  Right now, the bluebonnets are in bloom and the sides of the highways were carpeted with them.IMG_2506My husband found a wonderful little bed and breakfast outside the small town of Hillsboro for our overnight stay.  It was called the Windmill, and is a historic home that sits on 21 acres complete with a beautiful little horse pasture.DSC08668It was so quiet out there, and so peaceful! To be outside of the hustle and bustle of the Dallas Metroplex was really refreshing. Every so often, I just need to be around old things.DSC08663


DSC08664After the past few weeks of stress and travel and working through the loss of my uncle, our night away in the country was a blessing.  We enjoyed our time at the Windmill B & B so much that we hope to bring our boys back maybe next spring.  I want them to learn to enjoy the countryside and the quietness of life outside of town.  I also think they would enjoy visiting with the Windmill’s precious horse family.DSC08661Who couldn’t love that face? This is Ruby, she is about a year old.  She has a little brother who was born only two weeks ago, and is so precious.DSC08675We spent some good time visiting with these guys before we headed out junking.

I’m so thankful for 10 years with my wonderful husband and picking partner! And thankful too for our quick trip away.  It wasn’t Europe, but it was still wonderful.  Sometimes it only takes getting an hour out of town to experience a refreshing change of scenery.


Katherines Corner

Friday 25th of April 2014

Melanie, happy anniversary wishing you both continued happiness. What a lovely way to make happy memories.Hugs P.S. I invite you to share at my Thursday hop ( you can link up through Sat)


Wednesday 30th of April 2014

Thank you Katherine for your sweet words :)


Thursday 24th of April 2014

Melanie, CONGRATULATIONS on your 10th year together !!! How exciting !!! Glad that making the compromise to do something other than what you planned for your 10th Anniversary was so beautiful. My hubby and I have had to do this over the 27 years were married for many reasons, and flexibility is crucial to a good marriage. I bet you wanted to stay it is so beautiful there. Here's to many, many more years together.



Wednesday 30th of April 2014

Thank you Sheila! It was a beautiful place, but still so simple. At this time in my life it's the simple things that feel so special, do you know what I mean?

Mindie Hilton

Wednesday 23rd of April 2014

Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary. Looks like a beautiful BB. Please come share at the Anything Goes weekly linky, if you have not arleady.


Wednesday 30th of April 2014

Thank you Mindie :) I so appreciate you stopping by.

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