I don't want to forget how we celebrated our first two anniversaries so I'm going to very briefly recap them. We spent our wedding night at the Grand America so for our first anniversary we spent the weekend downtown and stayed in the same room we stayed in on our wedding night. It was a simple and fun but very relaxing weekend! For our second anniversary last year, we decompressed from the excitement of things and went to Jamaica. I don't think we'll be able to beat that celebration very easily! In about 6 weeks we're taking off to Europe so rather than spend a lot of money on another extravagant vacation for our anniversary this year we decided to head to Park City for the weekend. We found a Groupon for a resort in Deer Valley and spent the weekend relaxing, eating yummy food and of course shopping! Logan and I were both able to get off work a couple hours early so around 4 o'clock we headed East to the Chateaux Deer Valley. Talk about amazing mountain views and a cozy, cabin-like room!
We drove up roads like this one for quite awhile which was so great because the resort is tucked away in the mountains which gives it a very secluded feel. We loved it! Even though we were only 45 minutes from home, it felt much further.
Below are a few views from the pool which was just outside the patio to our room. Ocean views and being at the beach are amazing but in our opinion, it's hard to beat these views too.
We have stayed at some pretty neat hotels and resorts but we loved our room at this resort because of the cozy feel it had. The angles in our room were awkward for pictures but I was able to get a few decent ones.
We were even given a nice card from the staff with anniversary well-wishes:
Rather than drive down into PC for dinner we decided to eat at an Italian restaurant at the resort. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures but it was delicious! After dinner we relaxed in the hot tub, watched a movie, and talked and laughed. It was a simple night but it was just what we needed.
We loved the thought of being able to sleep in but unfortunately our brains woke us up at 6:45 sharp. We went downstairs for the breakfast that was included in our stay and it was amazing! We had a lazy morning and finally got ready to check out around 11 o'clock. Our next stop was the Park City outlets which is easily dangerous. Many of the stores were having 50% off sales so we were able to find some great deals. We don't splurge on ourselves too often so we had fun finding a few things.
Because we had already spent a few bucks, we decided to take it easy for lunch and treat ourselves to Taco Bell. It actually tasted really good for some reason!
Logan's sister and brother-in-law recently bought a cabin in Oakley and were driving out to do some work on Saturday afternoon so we decided to tag along since we were already halfway there and we wanted to check out their new buy. Their cabin is a fixer on a great lot and is going to be so much fun when they're finished! We're hoping to learn some new skills ourselves by helping them out with the renos.
Overall, the weekend, while short, was perfect and just what we needed. It was so nice to escape from the daily demands of our lives and enjoy being with just the two of us for awhile. We can't wait for out next stay at the Chateaux Deer Valley!
I am so grateful for Logan and the happiness he brings to my life. Despite the challenges in our past and the ones I know we have yet to face I find great comfort knowing I have him by my side. He's such a wonderful father and husband and I can't wait to watch him magnify those callings in the days ahead. I know year four will bring just as much happiness and growth as the past three years have and I can't wait to experience it with my main man!