I know I've mentioned that our anniversary was nearing and now, today, it is finally here! It's beyond amazing that three years have already come and gone! The time around our anniversary is always celebration filled as the mister's birthday is only five days before we got married! We celebrated both this past weekend with a quick getaway to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. If you've never been, GO.
I've been more times than I can count but the mister had never been! In the past, I have always stayed in the downtown area yet this time, we decided to find a cabin outside of town. I searched and searched online, reading review after review and finally settled upon the Ozark Cabins about ten miles away from downtown and I can't say enough good things about them! We were situated about a mile away from Beaver Lake and the White River. Perfection.
The weather was a bit chillier than expected but we survived. In fact, I finished crocheting a scarf on our way up and thank goodness I did because I used it all weekend!
There was a small kitchenette in our cabin and a charcoal grill outside so we packed in a few of our meals to save on money and travel into town. We are camping and cooking enthusiasts so I always have my go to spices which are: sea salt, peppercorn, garlic powder (LOTS of garlic!) and a family fave that I can't get enough of, Jalapeno Salt.
We ate like kings. (and then complained about how full we were all night ;)
Despite the cold, there were signs of spring around.
Friday night was considerably warmer than the rest of the weekend so we spent most of the day outside.
We knew that some rain was in the forecast for Saturday but we had NO idea that a HUGE storm would be moving through the area overnight on Friday! Being in the mountains magnifies the sounds of storms SO much! Not going to lie, there was a point where I was a widdle freaked out! And then came the hail. Oh, did it hail! Luckily, we were parked under a tree so no damage to the car was done.
There were about 9 or 10 different cabins throughout the grounds yet they had their own private road and were set back enough that you didn't feel like you had neighbors. And actually, we truly had no neighbors that weekend! I guess other people watched the weather unlike us ;)
The cabin was small but perfect. A 'queen' bed (we both thought it to be full), an in room jacuzzi (SO nice!), gas fireplace, tv and dvd player (movies were aplenty at check in), the small kitchenette and a bathroom with a stand up shower! Truly, they were much nicer in person than how they were portrayed online!
On Saturday we braved the wet and windy roads and headed to downtown Eureka Springs. This is a place where many memories have been made for me, where as a teenager I dreamt of living, where I oddly feel at home. I was elated to be there with this guy.
Oh, all of the crazy stories I could tell you about my adventures in Eureka Springs! But I will refrain :)
We've already decided that on our next trip, we're going the spa route! I can barely wait...
Yes, I'm one of those people. I LOVE old time photos! I can't tell you how many of these I've done over the years, many of them in ES! Again this was a first for the mister. Look what a pervert natural he was! We also decided that next time we do these, we're going the hillbilly route :)
If you were to ask the mister where I spent most of my time, he would probably tell you in front of the fire.
Uninterrupted quality time spent with my mister rejuvenated me while at the same time relaxing me. He enjoyed time fishing, playing music and bugging me :) I enjoyed time reading, napping, singing and dancing.
It really is hard to believe that three years ago today, I was worrying about whether or not our wedding would be indoors or out; that I was drinking mimosas with my best gals while getting gussied up; that I was preparing to celebrate with friends and family from all over the country; that I was preparing to commit to the man who stole my heart; that we became husband and wife.
He is my best friend. He helps me not take life so seriously sometimes. He teaches me to believe in myself.
He reminds me what is really important in life. He saves me from wayward tractors even!
He is my mister and I am his Mrs :)