Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Honeymoon memories

Someone asked me a few days ago how the honeymoon was and what all we did and I realized I'm already starting to forget! Time has flown by the past few weeks. This Saturday we will have been married three very happy weeks:) I know that there are ups and downs in life and right now is a big up. However, I have made the choice to forever be happily married with Jimmy and my vows said no matter what comes our way I promise to love him. I fully intend to keep that vow!

Last night we watched part of the dvd of our wedding. Of course I cried watching our own wedding video! It was great.

Now for the honeymoon recap I promised to write down:

Sunday: We slept in finally for the first time in weeks and took our time driving to Gatlinburg. We had to make a few stops at the house to pack our stuff and also at the church to get some things we left. The drive seemed to take forever even though it was only 6 hourse. We were just exhausted and ready to relax.
The cabin was BEAUTIFUL. It was absolutely perfect. It had a kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom and screened in porch with a hotub inside and out.

The first night, we stopped and got some dinner on the way and then ended our night snuggled up to a movie in our cabin!

Monday: We went first to the Apple Barn which was one of my favorite places.
We at lunch there and looked around in the cute little shops. The food was amazing and we ended up buying a jar of yummy apple butter:)

Next we headed to Gatlinburg but drove through the smokey mountain scenic route on the way. Jimmy REALLy wanted to see some bears so we were on the lookout. On the way we stopped at the stream that ran beside the road. It was gorgeous! Jimmy took this picture...

The weather was cloudy cold and rainy, but we made it to Gatlinburg and walked around the little shops downtown. We had a fun time looking around and just spending time relaxing together!
Before heading back for the night, we stopped at Walmart to get some breakfast foods and frozen pizza to make in the cabin.

Tuesday: I can't remember exactly what we did on Tuesday. We went fishing in the pond behind the cabin for a little while and just spent the morning chilling (which is exactly what honeymoons are for!

In the evening we went to the Comedy Barn which was our favorite show. It was a lot of fun!
Afterwards we just headed back to the cabin early. This was my favorite night. We just cooked up some pizza and veggies and played Yahtzee by the fire. We discovered that Yahtzee is the one game I can beat Jimmy at....so we will play it very often from now on!  Eventually we fell asleep watching a movie!

Wednesday: We went for lunch at the Old Mill Cafe which had amazing food.
In the afternoon we did a little shopping around, and I finally convinced Jimmy to take one of those old time photos together. Check it out!


 Afterwards, we went back to the cabin for a little fishing. That night, we dressed up and went to the Dixie Stampede that night for a dinner and show. It was fun but really expensive!

Thursday: We headed out to Cades Cove for a scenic loop through the mountains. Guess what? We saw 4 bears! We got out of the car and took some pictures of them.
 I thought I would be scared of them but I actually thought they were adorable! It was a long drive, but beautiful at the same time.The mountains were an amazing reminder of the great Creator we serve
 It took up most of the day, but we had just a little time to go hiking to a waterfall. It was the only day we were there that it didn't rain so we took advantage of it. We hiked out to a waterfall that you could actually walk behind. It was really fun!
By the time we got back from the hike it was getting dark and we were tired out!

Friday: We drove into town to take the ski lift to the top of the mountains. It was a beautiful view!

Before leaving town we ate lunch at the Old Mill Cafe again and then headed back to Indiana! The drive back seemed quicker and we got back early evening!

We were sad for the honeymoon to end but thankful for all the great memories. We were able to spend time together praying and in God's word which really meant a lot to both of us. The best advice we have gotten is to keep seeking Christ together. It really does bring us closer to each other and God.

I am blessed to have such a wonderful husband!

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