Monday, October 7, 2013

Update + Anniversary Vacay

Now that I'm (pretty much) fully recovered from surgery, I plan to get into the blogging routine again! I have only been doing it halfway lately just because there's been so much going on. Luckily, my post-operation appointment with my doctor went GREAT. He said I was healing very nicely and I could get back to my usual activities. I know this is superrrrr silly, but I went ahead and sent him a "thank you" gift for taking such good care of me during surgery! I feel SO lucky to have him as a doctor. If anyone is in the Austin area & looking for a doctor, let me know and I will happily refer him!

Other than that, the Mr. and I celebrated 2 years of wedded bliss on Tuesday, October 1st. We originally bought plane tickets and all that jazz for Boulder, CO. We wanted a change of scenery. However, due to the recent flooding, we decided to cancel that trip and stay in Texas.

Quick side note about the lone star state: You can drive for hours on end (ex: 11 hours) and still be in Texas. This state is huge, okay? So my point is: there is still a lot of fun stuff to do around here. So, we decided to stay close to home and go to Fredericksburg.

Fredericksburg is a cute little German town where my ancestors come from! It's also very well known for all the wineries around that part of the state. It sits in the beautiful hill country and is such a nice change from the fast pace of Austin.

We stayed at Baron's Creekside and I would HIGHLY recommend staying there. The cabins are so cute and quaint! If you go to their website, you can actually do a 360 degree tour of their available cabins. Take a look at the amazingness:
I definitely want to go back when it's a little bit cooler so that we can use the fireplace. The entire atmosphere of the land is really peaceful. One night, my hubby and I just sat in the front porch rockers drinking our vino. It.Was.Perfect.
We also did a lot of napping. That was probably one of my favorite parts. No stress, and nothing to worry about! Our biggest decision was which winery we were going to next.

Speaking of wine, here's a little snapshot of me enjoying some Chardonnay at Pedernales Cellars. They had a HUGE front porch that we sat on and watched the farm animals wondering around. Can we please go back?!?! Seriously so relaxing.
For the second year of marriage, "cotton" was the gift theme. Yes, we do "traditional" gifts. First off, I didn't want anything super expensive. Second, we prefer sentimental gifts rather than expensive treasures. Cotton was a pretty broad range of gifts, but I immediately knew what I wanted to get hubby:

That guy... he loves his wife. Oh, and I have a matching shirt that says, "This girl loves her husband." HA. Ross cracked up and proudly wore it. Isn't he a sport???

His gift to me was just as awesome. He designed a Topo Chico shirt by using I've told y'all time and time again that he and I are obsessed with that drank, so it was only fitting. He also got himself a matching one. Presh. Just presh.

All in all, no matter where you live, I would highly recommend getting a nice little cottage/cabin and post up for a few days with your main squeeze. We had the best time ever. Being married to your best friend is AWESOME.

Happy Monday lovies.


  1. I've never been to Fredricksburg! So jealous!!

  2. Fredericksburg is my favorite little town in Texas. So great for the weekend!


  3. Your getaway looks like PERFECTION. I have German ancestors from TX too!

  4. What a beautiful little place to spend your anniversary!!! Love little winery towns! And I will have to keep this in mind for any little trips we want to take in the future ;) And your 2 year gifts to eachother? Perfecto!

  5. Love your recap! Fredericksberg is the perfect place for a weekend getaway! Glad y'all had a fabulous time celebrating your 2 year anniversary!

  6. Sounds awesome! Spending a long weekend in Fredericksburg is on my list of things to do! Looks like y'all had a great time!!

  7. I love Fredericksburg, such a sweet little town. Glad you're better and happy late annv!

  8. That place is adorable! What a fun, relaxing time!

  9. What a great anniversary trip! Love the wine and animal watching. :)

  10. Sounds amazing! We're thinking of Christmas trip there too :)

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE that little town!! A good family friend of ours works in a winery there :)

  12. I am so glad you are feeling better!! And yes, us Texans can travel all over this state for a year and still not see it all! :) Frederickburg is one of my favorite places to go for the weekend. The wineries are the best and downtown is much fun! Glad you two got away for your anniversary!! :)