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.

12 comments:

Pecks said...

Oh Naomi it looks like you had a WONDERFUL time!!!! I LOVE the cabin! It looks so picturesque (sp?)! And the lake looks sooooo beautiful! Glad to hear you made it home safe and sound! Missed seeing you while we were up!

Jordan

This Place is a Disaster! said...

I think the best part of my honeymoon was the long drives of talking, sitting in reverence of each other and our begining together. Some people go to Disney Land . . . I preferred a quiet solemn occassion!

This Place is a Disaster! said...

I have so many questions for you!! I am so far away and know nothing other than what I read!!!

Daniel and Rachel said...

Yay!!!! I'm still sooooooooo excited for you guys!!! :) it looks like you had a lovely, romantic honeymoon...just the way it should be! ;) Can't wait to see more of your pix and to hear from you!!! Love you guys!!!!!!!!!

God's Been Good said...

I am so excited for you guys, too! Congrats!

Jennifer

Hannah said...

YEAH!!!! Pictures! :) It looks like you had an awesome time. :)

Jennifer said...

Looks like you had a great time:) I'm so happy for you both!!

missionarymomma said...

Awwww, very sweet. I love the cozy cabin. May the Lord bless you and prosper you as you grow in love. I know it's hard to believe but it just keeps getting better. ;-) Wha meals are you making for your man? How is being a wife cooking and cleaning wihou sisers around working for you? Lokk forward o following your post.

Sj

All in a Day said...

I like the picture of you on the rocks. On our honeymoon, I put on my snowsuit and sat on the icy rocks to look at beautiful Lake Superior.

*Chris and Jennie* said...

Hey Naomi,
I didnt see this until this morning.. It looks like you had a great time!! I have to disagree though, Chris and I had the best honeymoon ever..

But all that aside, your wedding was beautiful, and I am soo happy for you. When life settles down a little, give me a call. 7013914650

Lots of love,
Jennie (And Chris and Judah :)

Granola said...

I am so happy for you too! I kept thinking of you on the weekend of your wedding and praying.

My husband and I stayed at the same lodge (also in one of the cabins) for our anniversary one year. I clearly remember crossing the road to head down the embankment and explore the lake below as well as the thick fog we drove through to get there. The North Shore is one of our favorites and now our kids' too. We try to make it an annual trip.

What a beautiful wedding. Hugs from the Twin Cities.

Aaron and Naomi said...

Well, SJ, cooking is going fine - Mom told me cooking for two people was easier, and she was right :) We've made a couple trips to the grocery store, but Aaron had food laying around that needs to be eaten that he never found time to make, so we're trying to use up some of that first...It is different doing everything myself, but it's actually nice to do housework after being so busy with wedding planning and more stressful things the last few months.

Rachel and Jennie, I really will try to contact you sometime, we have a good phone plan here, so one of these days...