Monday, September 14, 2009
It was exciting to celebrate our First Anniversary! Time has FLOWN!
I asked Aaron over a month ago to plan something because I knew he'd get caught up in school! He kept it completely secret from everyone and definitely surprised me.
We started in the afternoon (after homework was done!) and he took me to the Nauvoo Cafe in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. It's totally one of my faves and it was fun to look at all the pictures of Nauvoo there. Plus that, it's delish.
And then we took off driving. When we got past Ogden he asked if I knew where we were going and I said Logan. I was right!
We got there and went to the temple and were able to do sealings. TOTALLY awesome and special.
And then we checked into an adorable Bed and Breakfast he'd booked. It's a 110 year old home.
And then food! The guy who owns the B&B suggested Firehouse and oh man it was so good!! I requested that we get take-out so we could sit on the porch of the B&B and just soak in the evening. It was marvelous.
We had ice cream that night (we pretty much never splurge, so it was so fun to do it so many times in one day!) and then watched our wedding video and mushy stuff like that. Ha.
This is the room. I just loved how homey it was... so not hotel-ish.
Sunday morning we got up and they fed us our breakfast. It was apple pancakes with bacon and fruit... it was delicious! Then Aaron told me that we weren't going to church until three so we had all morning to just hang out. We went over to the dam and watched the ducks and geese. There were like four fathers and sons in over the hour that we were there and we just loved watching them and laffing with them and watching their faces. The geese are HUGE (like six times the size of the ducks!) and they were sure greedy! It was fun to watch all the ducks leave when the bread was gone and then the second someone new threw a piece in, TONS came over immediately!
I kept asking why we couldn't go to church earlier and finally he told me that we were going to a Nursing Home. WHAT!? I kept thinking and thinking about it and about 1:00 I figured it out... our teachers and dear friends who we met in Nauvoo, the Huffs, must be involved with that. I had really wanted to see them from the second I figured out we were going to Logan but hadn't mentioned it not wanting to take away from Aaron's plans. He had called them a month ago and set things up with them! Brother Huff is the Branch President at a Nursing Home so we went there with them (and had some good laffs at the random outbursts of the old people! "Wow, that guy is huge!" and in the middle of a story, "OH WELL.") and then had dinner with them afterwards. We chatted for hours and it was SO wonderful to see them.
It was such a great anniversary. It was wonderful to spend hours together without homework or stress. Aaron planned a perfect trip for us and it made me so happy. Hopefully we'll share many, many more!
Posted by BECKY