Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Rest of the Honeymoon Pictures

Wow, I never thought it would be so hard to find time to blog...but even though things are busy, I've sort of settled in (though not all of my stuff!) and am feeling very much at home at my new home :)

These honeymoon pictures are starting to seem like a long time ago! - but it's really only been a couple weeks. The picture above is just one we took at a resort where we ate and looked around.
About an hour of the drive was through a very hilly, curvy area - we stopped for a little break to look at the sunset :)
I typically think scenery pictures are a little boring, but you'll just have to suffer them...
The sun setting over Lake Superior -
We stopped at Split Rock Lighthouse - it's only open for people to go inside during the summer months, but we looked around a little.
This picture's a little dark, but Aaron is standing on the steps -
We drove down to Duluth one day - on a clear day, you could see the whole city from this rest stop, but it was still pretty impressive.
We ate at a place called "Betty's Pies" - it's an old local place and we had a few people tell us that we just had to go there - it was worth the drive :)
Now when we see pictures of us from before the wedding, it's like, "wow, we look so far apart" :)
The night we got home, we went right ahead and opened presents - we've never had so many presents at one time in our lives - and probably never will again! People were very generous, and creative, and we got a lot of nice things - our kitchen is very well stocked :)
We took turns opening the cards and presents and I wrote things down.

Have a great week and I'll try to keep in touch :)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Best Honeymoon Ever

Hi everyone! Sorry it's been so long since we posted, but we've been busy! Mom said I'd do a long post with wedding pictures, but you see, I don't have any wedding pictures, so that isn't going to happen until later, but I'm sure you won't mind seeing them whenever...

Aaron didn't tell me where we were going on our honeymoon until after we left the church - our destination was the North Shore of Minnesota - I live in MN and I'd never really been up there, but it was very, very beautiful - it was only a 6 1/2 hour drive, but it would have been hard to find a prettier place even if you flew halfway across the world!

The picture above was taken Saturday morning (no we didn't go the whole way the first night...) and the ice on the truck is due to SOMEONE - or rather, someones - who thought icing would be more original than streamers and tin cans...however, some wonderful people cleared off the windshield and opened the doors for us before we had to leave. You'll notice - Aaron's truck has a middle seat :)

We stayed at the Cascade Lodge - it's 82 years old and the lodge, restraunt, and cabins all had an old time feel to them - very quaint and cozy - plus all the modern conveniences...
The cabin we stayed in was called the "honeymoon cabin" - the bridge is over Cascade Creek.
The outside of our cabin taken from the hill above it - unlike home, it's very hilly there - Aaron said parts of the drive reminded him of TN.
Probably our favorite thing about the cabin was the fireplace - Aaron built us a fire almost every day :)
We went to several restraunts that people recommend to us, but one of our favorites was the one at our resort -
It snowed a little bit the first day, but overall the weather was beautiful! We stayed right across the road from Lake Superior itself - and enjoyed walking along it, as well as driving along it - in the course of the week, we drove Hwy 61 all the way from Duluth to Grand Portage and you're along the lake the whole way. The snow, the rocks, the pines, the lake - Wow! Lake Superior is huge! It just sort of makes you feel like God is bigger than all your problems.
The pictures don't really do it justice - some of you photographer friends will have to go check it out yourselves...But then, it really wouldn't have mattered where we were, because the best part was being together! Now and forever :)
I should have a couple more posts of honeymoon pictures and then I'll try to post some of the kitchen project we've been working on.