Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Anniversary Recap & Cake!

To celebrate our anniversary, Matt and I went to Stonewall Resort in West Virginia last weekend. The place was simply gorgeous, filled with nature and fun activities. I won't mention the sign we saw a few miles up the road advertising Hillbilly Haven campgrounds or the Hillbilly Souvenirs being sold at the Marathon station. No, I'll just forget those things even existed.

We got in late afternoon on Saturday. We scoped out some of the highlights of the resort and then decided to have an early dinner at a sports bar. After our yummy pizza, we played some pool! It had been years since I had played...and it showed. I was awful!

Sunday morning after hitting up the breakfast buffet, Matt and I headed out to do some hiking. Now I am not usually a very active girl on vacation. On a vacay of my choice you would likely find me on the beach...only moving to switch positions or eat. But, as you may expect, this is not something Matt finds too thrilling. So hiking I went...

Well, after I laid in bed for a little longer :)


And I'm so glad I did! We saw deer, tons of them, in their natural habitat!! It was seriously the neatest thing on the planet. I think I could've stood there and watched them forever.


On the way back, we found the deer again...in what we assumed to be there home! Can you see her little head peaking up in the middle of the picture?? They were all just laying around relaxing. It was too cool!


We also spotted a turtle on our trail! How unexpected!?! He was so far away from the water! I wonder how long it took him to get there??


Since we took a shuttle to the trail...we had to hike our butts all the way back to the lodge. Would've been nice to know about that Mr. Guest Services man.

P.S. You suck.

But we did catch some good views on the way back.



We spent the entire rest of the afternoon at the pool. Can I just tell you my husband is a fish! I couldn't get him out of the water! It was really nice to see him having such a good time :)

Later we grabbed some lunch at the golf course on the resort grounds. It offered spectacular views!


A view of the restaurant from the lodge


The Lodge


Best. Rocking. Chairs. Ever.


Sunday evening ended with a nice dinner and more frolicking in the pool. Perfect.



Now Tuesday evening was our actual anniversary. We celebrated with a fantastic dinner Matt chose of sweet corn and crab soup as well as peppered beef tenderloin. Yum! And I provided the dessert! Oreo cake with Oreo buttercream!! Sweet goodness...


Thank you to everyone for all of the beautiful anniversary wishes!! They seriously made my day :) Here's to many, many more!

23 comments:

lola said...

Beautiful pictures from the hike and oh my that cake looks delish! :)

Elizabeth said...

Those weekends are the best. Love love love the cake!

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous hike!! And that cake, so pretty!!
And can I just say how SKINNY you look!!

The Shabby Princess said...

You just killed me with that cake. Seriously, I just died.

What a fantastic weekend getaway--the resort looks just gorgeous!!

Kristen said...

great pictures! Glad you guys had so much fun!

Adorably Distracted... said...

Glad you had fun!! that cake looks delicious!

Newlywed Next Door said...

Looks like such a fun trip! That deer you saw is awesome.

Great job on the cake too!

Nessa said...

Oh yay, looks like you had fun! That cake looks fab!!

Tasha said...

What a great trip! Your hike looks like tons of fun and you two are adorable! Happy Anniversary!

Jorden and Kristin said...

that looks like TONS of fun!!!! love the cake! it looks soo good!!!

Annie said...

yay for a wonderful anniversary!! sounds like you two had a perfect time away!

the cake is ADORABLE! i love it!!

Miss Sweet Tea said...

What a great anniversary! The pictures are beautiful! You made the cake? It's so adorable and the oreo combination sounds delicious!!

New England Girl said...

It sounds like you guys had the perfect weekend getaway. I LOVE the photos and am so jealous of the hike you got to take. But thanks for letting us live vicariously through you. :) I also adore the cake- its so cute!!

Happy Anniversary again. Here is indeed hoping to many, many more. :)

The Novelista Barista said...

Awe ! looks like u had a great time! congrats : )

Lucy Marie said...

I'm so glad you guys had a good time. The pictures are gorgeous and the cake? Amazing!!

a H.I.T. said...

That vacation looks heavenly. Just heavenly. I wait, I meant that cake looks heavenly. The anniversary vacation looks nice too :)

Dollface said...

Hello gorgeous vacation!!! Looks amazing.... and the cake, um, whenever I do get engaged, can you make my wedding cake!! you rock :) xxxxooo

Ashley said...

Looks like you had an amazing time! I am definitley jealous of your cake decorating skills!! It looks awesome :)

Brittany Ann said...

That cake...how freakin' adorable!

emily said...

Aww, happy anniversary :) That cake looks AMAZING...can you ship those to Florida by chance? You have a talent!

Shaina said...

WOW girl...look at that cake! I am totally impressed!! :)

And the weekend trip looks fantastic!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

what a great anniversary!! gorgeous pics! and the cake, LOVE it!! awesome job! and I bet it tasted amazing=)!

French lover said...

Wow, that cake!!! <3
Happy belated anniversary :)