Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Our First Anniversary

It's hard to believe how fast the past year has flown by. The wedding...honeymooning on Singer Island...spending Christmas time in California...New Year's Eve in Chicago...Costa Rica in January...ski trip to Petoskey in March...back to Chicago for Sophie's birthday in June..back to Chicago a couple more times...BUSY BUSY BUSY!! Our first year of marriage has been a whirlwind but so much fun. I thank God everyday for the life He has blessed us with. We've had our trying times still learning each other (I don't think that will ever end), but my love for my amazing husband continues to grow stronger each day.

With a baby on the way and such a hectic last few months, we decided to take off for a few days to celebrate our anniversary and have ourselves a little babymoon for some much needed alone time and lots of R&R. It was lovely!

Friday, September 10th, we drove down to Gatlinberg and stayed the night in an adorable little bed & breakfast nestled in the mountains. Here our view from the back porch. We had the most delicious gourmet breakfast the next morning. The Bananas Foster was to die for! We liked it so well that we got the recipe from the chef. The B&B experience was new to both of us. I must say AJ was a little weirded out at first, but I think the breakfast won him over.

The next day we drove in the rain through the smokies slowly and carefully making our way to Asheville. We spent the day exploring the town, had dinner a the Lobster Trap, and stayed at another quaint B&B.

Sunday, Sept. 12 was our anniversary. We began our day with another fabulous gourmet breakfast, got massages, then headed over to visit ol' man George Vanderbilt's home, The Biltmore Estate. Breathtaking.

The last couple of nights in Asheville we stayed at the Grove Park Inn (I highly recommend it). We had a romantic dinner on the Sunset Terrace. It was perfect. Happy anniversary, Honey!