Monday, August 17, 2009

The Truth Is In There Somewhere

Allen and I are celebrating our 17th anniversary this year. The official date is August 22, but because our kids start school this week we commemorated our anniversary a week early with a little adventure this last weekend.

We wanted to stay at the Inn on the Hill, a beautiful bed and breakfast in downtown Salt Lake City, but couldn't quite afford it.
We decided we could have our own kind of fun for a lot less money. Less money meant we didn't have the cash to go to the local amusement park, so we looked for something similar downtown and found this pig who gave great piggyback rides. (I am SO punny!)
Next we tried to get into a free concert but apparently not all Visitors were Welcome.
We started to get hungry so Allen foraged around for some vittles...
After eating we were getting pretty exhausted, so we stopped for a nap...
but the traffic was SO noisy! We decided then that maybe it would be worth it to stay at the fancy bed & breakfast after all. So Allen asked around about some work and was hired to do a construction job. Amazingly, he was able to earn enough cash for the remainder of our weekend.
We headed back to the Inn with Allen's earnings and were able to secure a room. We decided to peruse the Inn's DVD collection for a romantic movie to watch. I thought it would be nice to let Allen choose.
As you can see, our anniversary was absolutely amazing.

Try not to be jealous.

10 comments:

Teachinfourth said...

Now THAT'S what I call an anniversary...and "Hot Fuzz?" Talk about a classic!

Cari said...

Happy Anniversary! Glad you got away for some fun!

Anaise said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary!

Great story :)

We just celebrated our 11th this weekend (with fewer "adventures" and less panache than yours--but it's ever so lovely to love and be loved).

Congratulations!

hintonrae said...

You know, I want our 17th to be just like yours, Hot Fuzz and all. Yall look like you're still having such good times with each other--that's what it's all about, right? Happy Anniversary.

~j. said...

That's awesome. We had a similar weekend...but not nearly as fancy.


Hm. I think I'll blog about that. Thanks for the inspiration, and happy anniversary!!

Brown Thumb Mama said...

Happy anniversary! Wow, was that the best movie you could find? Yipes!

Katie said...

Now THAT was a good story!! I can't stop laughing!!! You guys have got to be some of the coolest and funniest people I've known. I don't know how you do it.....

Anonymous said...

So fun to read! You truly are creative. Did you like the Inn on the Hill? We enjoyed it for our anniversary last May. Roman was given some gift certificate through a guy at work so it made it more affordable. Kara

Trish said...

Man, we're gettin' old Gerb!! :)

Where the heck has the time gone?

Happy anniversary, hope this one is as good or better than the first!

annette said...

That hubby of yours is a hoot! Or, did you say this was your idea and you talked him into going along with it? U2Rmade4eachother!