carolina on my mind

over the long president's weekend, we were lucky enough to join my in-law's on a trip to north carolina! i've always always wanted to go and see where ralph was born. i love hearing all the stories of the life they had there, so it was so special to see first hand!

first off, the weather felt amazing. there were trees with pink blossoms and it's crazy what a little southern sunshine can do for you. i'm definitely not used to that much warmth in february! 

the house the gochnour's lived in! i've seen countless videos of ralph and his younger brother will running around in this backyard, eating mac + cheese in the kitchen, and celebrating holidays in the living room. it is the cutest house, and we were even invited in by the owner to check out the inside. 

we stopped by the minor league Durham Bulls stadium and it was the coolest thing. when we were very first married, i hunted down a durham bulls shirt and hat for ralph since he would go to the games when he was little. there was a picture in the local newspaper of ralph sitting by the fence when he was three years old! 

those southern biscuits. dang. something i could get used to living in the south!!

the main reason we went that weekend was to see the duke blue devils play in cameron indoor stadium! another thing i have always wanted to do with ralph. it such a fun and crazy experience, and such spiritual grounds for ralph. pretty sure if he is ever bugged with me, all i need to do is put on that new duke sweatshirt and i can do no wrong ;) 

the original durham crew!

i fell in love with the town of durham, and love seeing it first hand. the suburbs got me the most, house after house was so beautiful and tucked in a forest of tall mossy trees. already planning my next trip down south because this weekend wasn't enough!