Monday, October 01, 2012

Anniversary trip to the Poconos

If you'd have asked Andy or me where we wanted to go for our tenth anniversary getaway, both of us would have immediately said "Door County!"  That was our honeymoon location and we have so many great memories from that place.  But heading back there for a couple of days just wasn't too practical for us, so we decided to find a similar location out east.  It didn't take long to decide on the Poconos.  It's about two hours away and especially beautiful this time of year.

We stayed at a Bed and Breakfast that had a small lake on the property where we went out boating a few times.  There were also bikes for riding, which we also did.  

On the actual day of our anniversary, we got the entire house and property to ourselves!  There were no other guests at the time and the owners had to be away all day!  Such a great anniversary gift to be spend some quality time at such a peaceful, beautiful location.   We shared some tender moments under this covered bridge where we read our wedding vows to each other and Andy presented me with a beautiful new ring!  Photos don't really do it justice. . . you'll just have to see it in person!   

Self timer at its best!  Andy hid behind me since photos weren't planned and he didn't exactly dress the part.  :-)

So incredibly beautiful. 

Doors to the chapel that was also located on this property. 

Meanwhile, my mom was back at our home tending to our three little munchkins.  They had a little plan up their sleeves while we were gone.  While Bella was at school on Friday, my mom took the boys out grocery shopping to buy some ingredients for a special anniversary dinner for when we got back. 

That evening, Bella and my mom decorated an anniversary cake.  If you look closely at Bella's mouth, you'll notice that she lost a tooth at school on Friday.  Thankfully Grandma was around that evening to make sure the Tooth Fairy knew to come.  :-)

The Kilps family - ten years later!

Delicious cake!

We had a great anniversary celebration.  It was everything that I hoped it would be.  Such a happy time! 


mary said...

That place looks amazing

jodi said...

How fun!!! Congrats on ten years!! :-D Curtis looks so much like dad in that family pic of you guys.

Mom Debbie said...

Had fun with the kids. They really are good little kids. No crying, just daily asking where mommy and daddy are. Do it again in a heart beat!

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