Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Celebrating 4 years

This last Tuesday, Steve and I headed out to Hilton Head Island, SC for our 4 year anniversary! Every year we make a point of going somewhere to celebrate our marriage and so far it's always been somewhere near the beach or water. I was so eagerly awaiting this trip, especially because I have been sick these last couple months. I knew it would be such a refreshing time and so fun to get so much time with Steve.
We were so blessed to be able to stay at the Westin Hotel. A sister of a guy that Steve works with works there so we were able to get the employee rate. We checked into our room and I immediately went to see what view we had from the balcony. I was disappointed to see a bunch of trees and a walking path, especially since there were 3 pools and the beach that could have potentially been our view. I asked Steve if he could call down to see if there were any other rooms available. So he went down to the front desk and mentioned it was our anniversary and the woman said she thought she had the perfect room. So we grabbed all our stuff and headed one more floor up. We were caught off guard when we approached our room and discovered there were double doors, The Heron Suite. A suite?! This can't be right!! Steve put in his key and our jaws dropped. WHAT AN AMAZING BLESSING! We had the most amazing room for the next 3 days. A full dining room, living room, separate bedroom, 3 balconies and 3 bathrooms!! We were blown away! And boy did we sleep well :)
We filled our days by relaxing by the beach and the pool, eating, shopping and walking around seeing the town. We had a blast! Thank you Steve for the last 4 years!! I can't wait to spend so many more with you!! You bless me in so many ways and I am so proud and happy to call you my husband!! The Lord has blessed me with the most perfect best friend to share this life with and I am so grateful for each day we have together! I love you!

The water fountain in front of the hotel

Hotel doors

Bathroom with baday (we were too scared to use it :)

Mother of all bathrooms

Steve took a hot tub bath one night and watched part of a movie (there was a TV in the bathroom too!)

Sauna that Steve sadly never got a chance to use

Our bed

Dining room/living room

View from the living room patio

Dinner at Skillets the first night

First trip to a Piggly Wiggly!!

View from the balcony, what a view to wake up to!

This is the most I've attempted to eat in months!! I only was able to eat about half :)

Relaxing by the beach

Me and Baby (12 weeks)

Notice the sign. Steve thought I took a picture of the guy's wedgie :)


He loves him some sorbet

Restaurants and shops surrounding Salty Dog Cafe


Oof, 114 stairs in no air conditioning!!

But we made it to the top!! (golf course on the left)

Our anniversary dinner, Chinese food from Yummy House. I was so tired after walking all that day that I took a nap from 7-8PM and just didn't have the energy to get up and go for a fancy dinner. So my loving husband said we could eat it.

Their portions were insane. This is a picture of my sweet and sour chicken AFTER I was done eating. 39 pieces left!!

Pool #1

Pool #2

Pool #3

It was raining the last morning we were there but Steve couldn't leave without swimming one last time :) We had the best time!! Can't wait for our next getaway together!