Monday, January 4, 2010

Anniversary wind down

Another year has come and gone!
We had a great Anniversary weekend ringing in 2010
New Year's Eve was pretty low key.
We had dinner with my parents and some friends
Watched the ball drop (11pm our time)
And went to bed.
The baby pretty much runs my sleep schedule these days....
I was lucky to stay awake past 9!
We didn't even manage to cut into our cake,
but I snagged a few photos.
Not too bad lookin' for a year in the freezer!
New Year's Day
We drove 3 1/2 hours to Big Cedar for our weekend getaway
The resort reminded me of the place they went to in Dirty Dancing.
Lot's of onsite things to do and several places to eat.
No Patrick Swayze though.
Bummer.
Here's our cute little one room cabin
Complete with Christmas tree!

The hubby bought me sparkling grape juice for toasting!
Apparently I'm going to carry all my baby weight in my boobs and face.
When did I get a 2nd chin?!? Yikes!

We ordered in room service.
Watched the Buckeyes win the Rose Bowl.
And tried to light a fire. Three times.
I guess I should have spent more time in Girl Scouts.



Saturday we had the BEST breakfast at one of the lodge restaurants.
We then ventured to Branson to sight see and shop


After shopping we checked out the Titanic museum.
I wanted to catch one of Branson's famous shows,
but they were all on break now after the holiday. Boo!

Saturday night we ate dinner at another one of the lodge restaurants.

My husband is in fact taller then me, but for some reason in pictures,

likes to hunch down and make me look like the Jolly Green giant.
At least I only have one chin in this one. WOO HOO!


We went back to the cabin and attempted a fire again
Woo hoo! Success!
OK. We cheated and went to Walmart and bought one of those fake logs.
Oh well. Fire is fire. Right?!


And we finally cut into our cake!

This is one well travelled baked good!
Like any smart woman,

I made my husband try it first.

It was actually pretty good...

for year old cake!

Sunday morning we woke up to this

A winter wonderland!


We ate breakfast here.

Delicious again!

Then is was back on the road for a snowy drive home!



So far it's been a great start to 2010!

Hope you all had a great New Year!


23 comments:

meredith said...

oh my gosh this looks like so much fun!! i CAN'T believe your cake lasted a year!!

p.s. - check out my blog tomorrow, i'll have something for you there! :)

ae said...

looks like so much fun!!

Domestic Goddess said...

so i'm a really bad bloggy friend..congrats on your pregnancy!! so glad you had a great anniversary!

ihatemichigan said...

It looks really awesome there. I'm glad you guys had a great anniversary!

Suzanne said...

I LOVE Big Cedar! We used to go there when I was a kiddo. It's such a nice place. Congratulations on your anniversay and the gorwing baby!

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Wow that looks amazing!!! You so do not have a double chin girl! You look super cute!

Newlywed Next Door said...

Cute pics! Happy Anniversary!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Love the pictures of the place you stayed!! It looks too cute! It sounds like you had a wonderful time!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Love the pictures of the place you stayed!! It looks too cute! It sounds like you had a wonderful time!!

Jules said...

The cake looked great and I’m glad that it wasn’t bad. I was shocked that our cake was edible too! Your getaway weekend looks so cozy and that is so sweet that hubby brought you sparkling grape juice for your toast.

P.S. I love that green argyle sweater!

bananas. said...

yea old cake?! HOLY COW! well it looks good.

your trip sounds amazing. i want to own a little cabin like that someday.

happy new year!

Melissa said...

You guys are too cute! I'm glad you had a nice anniversary!

I am kind of scared to try our year old wedding cake in July! I'll definitely do it, but it just seems like it will be gross!

Kara said...

What a beautiful anniversary weekend! I am glad your cake turned out good! Mine was not too good when we celebrated our 1st anny this past July!

Happy New Year!

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Gwen said...

What a fabulous time!!! I love that he brought you non-alcoholic champagne. So sweet. And YAY for finally getting the fire started. :) We need to plan a get together soon!!! Maybe the end of the month when it warms up a little and maybe not so snow covered. LOL!!! What works for you? XOXO

Annie said...

what a perfect start to 2010!!
happy anniversary to you two! :)
the weekend getaway looks like it was so much fun and relaxing with nummy food ;)
cute pics hun!
happy new year!!

katie + bret said...

Happy Anniversary! It looks like you guys had an amazing time! What a sweet hubs with the grape juice :) Cake still looks yummy to me and the snow... GORGEOUS!

KLaw said...

Happy Anniversary little lady! You look stunning. Don't you even worry about it. That little baby is one lucky kid. Gorgeous!

nifer said...

Happy anniversary! That looks like the most amazing anniversary weekend getaway! Love it! Glad you two enjoyed yourselves, and each other!

Ashley said...

Happy anniversary!!! I am so out of the loop! I haven't been able to keep up with anyone's blogs for two weeks and I missed out on so much with yours!! Congratualtions on the baby!!! :) YAYY!! SO exciting! I have always wanted to go to Big Cedar, it looks like you guys had agreat time!

Brittany said...

Looks amazing!! Happy One Year! I can't believe ours is this weekend:)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Happy Anniversary! It sounded wonderful!! should have spent more time in the Girls Scouts, haha! beautiful pics=)!

Dave and Jenn said...

OMG, I've been to that same Titanic exhibit in Branson. What did you think of it?

I've heard all kinds of good things about Big Cedar - it sounds like you had a great anniversary!

Maroussia said...

It will be great to watch Dirty Dancing, i have bought tickets from
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