Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Best Weekend Ever!!

I knew Faiver was planning something for our one-year anniversary, but I didn't know it would be the best weekend of my life! We had such a good time just being with each other, getting out of Provo and celebrating our life together.

After Faiver was done with work on Friday (April 30th), we grabbed our stuff from the house and headed up to Salt Lake City. He took me to the Joseph Smith Memorial Building to the very top floor where he walked into the Roof Restaurant and said he had a reservation for 8:00. The hostess seated us next to the window overlooking Temple Square. It was such a great view and we got to see the sunset. Dinner was wonderful, highlighted by the fact that I got to sit across from the most handsome man in the world!

After dinner, we headed to the hotel. I still did not know where we were going at this point. Faiver put the directions into his GPS and we soon arrived at our destination. It was raining and dark, so I didn't see the sign that said what hotel it was. Only was it when we got inside that I realized this was the Anniversary Inn!! I had only heard about it and seen pictures, and so I was naturally THRILLED when I realized where my wonderful husband had brought me. The special thing about this inn is that they have themed rooms...we were in the Capitol Retreat room. It was awesome! The bathroom was "hidden" behind the bookcase and it was wonderfully decorated to the theme. There was a bottle of cider in the room and rose petals on the floor. It was incredible!

Of course we had some of our wedding cake that night. We didn't eat much of it because we were so full from dinner and it was so sweet. It was amazing how good it still tasted, though :)

We spent the rest of the evening...well...that's just for us :) The next morning we had a yummy breakfast brought right to our door. We had specified a time the night before and they brought it up to us. What service!

We hung around some more in the room, just enjoying the time, and then went to lunch at La Fogata, a Colombian restaurant near Salt Lake. We have been there a few times and it sounded like a great place to have out "anniversary lunch". The owner knows us and since Faiver told her we would come for lunch there, she had a piece of carrot cake for us. It was very sweet! After lunch, we went to the park to play. It was fun!

As we were driving away from the park, we saw signs for an open house. We thought it would be fun to just go by and look. We ended up going to 4 open houses! It was so cool to see what some people had done with their space; we also saw some very interesting a rock climbing wall in the apartment above the garage in a very colorful house (and by colorful I mean bright yellow, green, red and purple with the most interesting layout I've ever seen!).

Then we wanted to go look at these huge cathedral-looking buildings on South Temple street. After which we went to Temple Square to just walk around and take some pictures.

Because it got really windy and cold (just look at the flag in the last picture), we decided to get back to the hotel. We got into our warm bed and fell asleep watching a movie we got from the front desk. It was the BEST weekend ever! I had so much fun spending time with my hubby doing silly, crazy, fun, romantic things all weekend. It was hard to get back to normal life, but this will stay in my memory forever. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness, honey, and for giving me the best surprise of the year. I love you so, so much!!


Chatty Family said...

Wow! Has it been that long since D.C.? We had our Sisters over for dinner last night and thought of you. Congratulations on one year!

Adam and Shari Crawford said...

Ahhhh.... What a sweet weekend! I can't believe it's been a year. Time is crazy! I'm glad you guys had so much fun!

Courtney said...

Awww! Andrea- that really does sound like the BEST anniversary ever! You really did marry such a great guy and I'm glad you are so happy together!

heather said...

ah very nice and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! :o)