Thursday, January 1, 2009

2 Year Anniversary

Happy 2009, Everyone!

Monday night, Grant and I left for a mini-vacation/anniversary trip to San Antonio to celebrate 2 YEARS of marriage! I am so proud!

We stayed at this really awesome hotel on the riverwalk called the Hotel Valencia. It is a small hotel and very "hip" and contemporary. It was great and we had a view of the riverwalk.

This was our room as we walked in the door. We got room service both nights we were there. I felt so spoiled!

Here is the room from the otherside. I just noticed that my sunglasses are on the floor. I'm glad no one stepped on them!

The oh-so-pretty bathroom. Please note my Chi iron on the left, and my ever-so-pretty Vera Bradley cosmetic bag on the right, which I got as a Christmas present from my sweet mother in law!
Tuesday morning we woke up and walked downtown. We had breakfast at this place called GM Steakhouse. It looks like it has been there forever, and it took FOR-EV-ER. It was an hour before we got our food. But it was entertaining. We love to people watch! And the food was really good.

We walked right across the street and did the little Alamo tour. We have both done it before but it has been years and years.

Next, we walked a bit further and went into this Mirror Maze place. It was the freakiest, most hilarious thing I've done in along time. I can't tell you how many walls I walked into. Then we did this laser room....think Catherine Zeta-Jones in that movie "Entrapment". Yes, I was doing the slinky move over and under the laser beams. I think Grant almost peed in his pants.

This was a really pretty church that I needed a picture of!

Then we walked the riverwalk for a long time. We stopped at Rita's on the River and had chips, queso and margaritas. We had a little table for two right on the river! It was so fun. Here is my hubby of two years enjoying some fantastic chips and queso. Note: I see in this picture that Grant is actually eating chips and salsa. I must have been hoarding the queso.

This was our little ducky visitor that kept approaching our table. He enjoyed some chips, courtesy of my husband.

Me with the riverwalk behind me. I am super in the foreground here.

Grant took a real pretty picture of our view from our table.

After our lunch we took a looooong nap back at the hotel. Then we finished out our evening at Fiesta Texas! We love Six Flags and rode alot of fun rides. We even rode a Ferris Wheel! It was great weather and I had some pretty great company! :)

Yesterday morning we woke up and drove to Austin. Grant had a golf game planned with his friend from college and I had lunch with his wife, Abby. Then we headed over to spend the night with my sister and her sweet family, and made the drive back to Houston this morning. I am so tired and so glad to be home. It has been a long few weeks of traveling!

I've missed you, blog friends! Let's get back in the swing of things and pray for a wonderful 2009!


  1. I'm so glad you had a good time in San Antonio and a blessed anniversary. How fun that you got to take a detour into Austin as well. I hope the New Year starts off well for you. Love you!

  2. YOU hoarding the QUESO?!?! NEVER!!

    San Antonio is so romantic, glad y'all had a great time!

    T minus 21 days and counting!!!


  3. Happy 2 year anniversary both! Glad you had such a fun time away, that hotel looks just gorgeous, what a great way to start the year!

  4. Happy Anniversary! The River Walk is such a romantic little place to celebrate!

  5. Happy (late) Anniversary! I love you both so very much and still can't believe it's been 2 years!

  6. Congratulations on your anniversary! It looks like you had a wonderful time!

    I hope your new job is working out well for you, and that your holiday season was memorable! I like the new layout, too!