This past weekend we were invited by our friends, John & Kati (no relation to the TV show!), to their parent's vacation home in western North Carolina. Along with John, Kati, their 2 children, and us, we were also joined by Matt & Karen and their 2 little ones. The cabin was very pretty and just perfect to fit us all. We mostly hung out and relaxed but we did get out and about a little bit. On Saturday morning, we headed to Chimney Hill, NC. We walked through a few shops and then we went gem mining. We had so much fun! The kids loved it as well as the adults. It was definitely "fake" gem mining but it was still cool. Here are a few pictures of our adventure out on Saturday.