Monday, August 27, 2012

My Life-August 2012

I want to start a new regular post here on the blog called My Life. It will be my way of filling you in on what's going on with us and the kids.

So to kick off the My Life posts I want to share with you the trip that Jeremy and I just took to celebrate our 5 year anniversary.

I'll start by saying that I'm an avid follower of Elise Blaha Cripe's blog, so when she mentioned in one of her posts about a hotel in Big Sur, California that she and her husband visited, I had to check it out. She made it sound really cool, so I went to the website to do a little more research and fell in love!

We were planning to go to San Fransisco, but decided that a trip to Big Sur was the way to go and exactly the kind of trip we were looking to take. It looked calm and serene. We typically look for adventure and lots of sight seeing when we go on vacation, but since we haven't been on a trip alone since having the kids (we've never even spent the night away from them except when I was in the hospital having Harper!), I wanted something peaceful and relaxing without a lot of action. We are constantly on the go when we're home, so I wanted to be able to sit and actually talk to each other without a 3-year-old screaming in our ears. Anyway, we ended up booking a 3 night stay at Glen Oaks Motel in Big Sur, California.

It was amazing!! It was a short trip, but an amazing trip. We stayed in a Little Sur Cabin and loved every second of it! Apparently we ended up with the most requested Little Sur Cabin with the best fire pit. How perfect for celebrating an anniversary! The cabin was small like a hotel room and just as nice as a hotel room. We both agreed we would stay there again in a heartbeat! The private fire pit was the best part. We sat, relaxed, drank wine and talked about our first 5 years of marriage and what we thought the next 5 years would bring. Love, love, loved it so much.

Our cabin #8 hidden behind the trees.

Our fire pit which was just a few steps from our cabin door.

 Jeremy was tending the fire.

Besides having an awesome cabin to stay in, we spent much of our time driving along the coast, taking lots of pictures and eating some truly delicious food!

The redwoods were breathtaking. Seriously gorgeous.

 The beach has purple sand. It was cool.

I have to mention that we went to the Big Sur Bakery on our last day for both breakfast and dinner. They had awesome coffee and pastries for breakfast. I got a doughnut with espresso icing. YUM! And Jeremy had an almond croissant that he loved. I had a bite and it was tasty. The service was so good and the restaurant was so quaint that we wanted to go back for dinner. We were sat in the best seat in the house (according to our server) on the patio overlooking the mountains and ordered beer and wood fired pizza. It was scrumptious!

Wood fired pizza.

The moon over the ocean. This was the best moon shot I could get without a tripod.

We also decided to leave early on Saturday morning to drive through San Fransisco to see the Golden Gate Bridge and tour the city a little before heading to the airport to go home.

It was cold, rainy, windy and foggy at the bridge so I didn't get good pictures, but at least I can say that I was there and drove over the bridge!

So, that's what we did last week and why I wasn't around. I'm so glad that I read Elise's blog post and showed it to my husband. We've been a lot of places together, but this trip was definitely one of our best! It was such a fantastic trip! Maybe we'll go back for our 10th anniversary!


  1. It's looks amazing! Can't wait to share the site with my husband, maybe we can take a trip some day.