Thursday, December 30, 2010

this special time together, just you and me

Keith and I feel that getting away, just him and me alone, is very important to our relationship. We like to do this a few times throughout the year. The week between Christmas and New Year's has been the perfect time for us to do this. So nice to relax after all the hub-bub and excitement, and also a nice time to talk about our marriage, each of our children, and our plans and hopes for the upcoming year.

Anytime we go away, we've always chosen to stay in bed and breakfasts. We love their charm and unique character, with so much of the focus on little details that make each visit memorable and special. The other factor we appreciate is that they are so much more personalized, quiet, and smaller than your typical hotel experience. And for about the same price, too. (Especially when you consider the wonderful breakfast part of it that's always included.)

We headed up to the "big city"; about 45 minutes away from our home. Built in 1909 for a wealthy and prestigious family in the state, it was converted into a bed and breakfast in the '90's. As you can imagine, this place oozes cozy, traditional class, and romance.

See for yourself.

Front Room and Entry Hall


I love all the little architectural details, don't you?

Billiards, anyone?

The dinner. What a treat.
The best creme brulee you'll ever eat.

A blizzard hit while we headed down the hill to our restaurant. It was impossible to get back to the inn with our truck which doesn't have 4-wheel drive (which was a huge mistake, thinking back on that purchase). We ended up parking it overnight in a parking garage and then hiked back in the snowstorm.
Very cold and windy, but still fun to be able to see the beautiful lights downtown and laugh about it together.
I love this picture of us.

View from our balcony this morning
The room. So dreamy.
Thank you, Keith, for this special gift. For the time. For the commitment to making this happen year after year. For the sharing. For the joy. For the smiles. For the laughter. For the talk. For the warmth. For the togetherness.
For these happy, cherished memories of just you and me.


  1. looks like a good time. how nice to get away in the midst of the holidays. good for you.

  2. Beautiful! So glad you took that time together - so important & wonderful! :D Now I know whose brain to pick for good local B&Bs! ;-)