I kept joking all week that we beat Kim K and that professional sports dude she was married to…what was his name?! Then someone told me not to be too proud of that. Touche, touche.
Anyway, we made it one year! The first 365 days of marriage surely were not always easy, but I am so proud to call Heather my wife and seriously love her more every day. She makes me laugh more than anyone and it feels really good to officially have our little family. MUSHINESS OVER!
To celebrate we decided not to do gifts or fancy dinners and opted to spend our dough on our type of luxurious weekend – totally disconnecting in the woods! The Waterfall Cabin at Reeb Ranch is where we stayed during our wedding weekend, but we wanted to go back when we weren’t so harried/anxious/tired and truly enjoy the setting. There is no cell service and no internet and there’s a view of two gorgeous waterfalls right out the living room window.
It was a totally gorgeous weekend, with perfect weather the whole time! We rolled up Thursday night, cracked a bottle of red and ate apps by the creek. Later on we strolled around the farm, admiring the sun peeping through the trees.
Each morning we woke up and made breakfast and coffee to enjoy by the water. And every evening we went to sleep to the sound of the trickling water! Heather was thrilled that the sound of the water rushing down the dam meant I didn’t force her to listen to white noise at night. I SO wish I had a creek outside my window at home so I had a natural background noise all night long. It was pure heaven!
My absolute favorite thing to do the 3 nights and 4 days we were there was to just sit and stare at that waterfall. I kept commenting to Heather how it never got old. It was so soothing and super amazing to just walk outside, drag a chair over and drink some coffee or wine (depending on the time of day) watching the water cascade down Shoals Falls. When we weren’t idly enjoying nature, we hiked around the property, visited Oskar Blues, hiked in DuPont National Forest, played Gin Rummy, sat around the fire and read. Oh, and we cracked into the top of our wedding cake a day early!
On our last day there, our anniversary, we re-read our vows from last year as we sipped our coffee. It was a really nice reminder and I actually felt nervous!
Later that day we ventured into downtown Brevard to explore. We ended up in the cutest little print shop called Starfangled Press where I purchased these bags for my bridesmaids’ gifts last year. After making Heather watch me try on many pairs of shoes, look in all the jewelry stores and laugh at all the white squirrel sculptures (Brevard is known for having them IRL) we ended up at the Square Root for a late brunch. Our server was a total gem and we sat by a kooky lady who kept touching Heather’s hair. (She only consumed vodka and fried dough so I think she enoyed herself.) We were sent beignets to celebrate our anniversary by our hilarious server and generally enjoyed ourselves. The food was delish and the little seating area in the mural-filled alley was so cozy.
Oh, and of course, we marveled at all the gorgeous ferns we could find!
One year down, many to go!