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anniversary getaway, july 2009

August 3rd | older posts


we stayed at the simpson house in santa barbara which was wonderful!!

1. everything in our cottage was charming-down to the shower fixtures.

2.  the b&b had bikes to ride around town.  great, no problem, right?  um, i haven’t been on a bike in 20 years and i was terrified!  but i guess it’s like riding a bike–wait it is riding a bike.  it comes back to you.  day two i was cruising along with ease. so fun.

3. the grounds are very charming–shaded by lots of trees and fountains everywhere.

4.  self-portrait in a garden sphere.  yes, we are dorky.

5.  my feet on the rocky path that led to our cottage.

6.  the english oak outside our front door.

7.  homemade truffles on bed each evening.  oh yum.

8.  an amazing breakfast on our porch in the morning.  it was nice to be spoiled!

22 Responses

  1. summer says:

    i love it! seriously seems like a blast! i want to go. with todd of course.

  2. lisa says:

    not with me?? dang!

  3. alyssa low says:

    ooohhhh…i’ve always wanted to stay there! i’m so thankful you took time to celebrate 10 years. what an amazing accomplishment. praise the lord!

  4. angie says:


  5. looks amazing. great photos. congrats on celebrating ten. we did the “just inn” at justin vineyards- paso robles for our tenth. it was incredible. deborah’s room restaurant is so divine. i highly recommend the place. i can’t believe we are celebrating twelve years in september… where does the time go???

  6. Kori says:

    How lovely and charming. Love all the pictures.

  7. Michele says:

    Wow that sounds amazing! Happy happily ever after!

  8. Amanda says:

    What a sweet weekend! I’m glad you got to get away.

  9. Melody says:

    It looks like you both had a wonderful time. Good for you!

  10. Cristi says:

    Ahhhhhh! I am so jealous!

  11. Joanie says:

    Woo Hoo!

  12. Eva_D says:

    Oh, I’m so happy for you; you guys deserve it! Happy anniversary and may your life together be as happy, sweet and picture-perfect as this stay. Wonderful photos by the way.

  13. Melissa says:

    Looks beautiful and like you had an amazing time. Happy Anniversary!! My husband and I will celebrate 10 years in Oct. :)

  14. Jen says:

    Is that champagne I see in the breakfast picture? :) Ok, now I’m officially jealous! How nice for you two to enjoy some leisurely meals without interruption. That is the best!

  15. lisa says:

    jen, that’s apple juice–sorry to disappoint haha!!

  16. Tina says:

    It looks like you had a wonderful time! Love the pictures!

  17. Christie says:

    Looks like an amazingly refreshing time! So glad you two got to sneak away!

  18. Jennifer says:

    What a beautiful place to celebrate your marriage!! Happy Anniversary!

  19. aimee says:

    awww, looks so nice. next year is 10 years for us and we’re thinking of heading to California–we’re from NJ.

  20. Ann says:

    We just celebrated our 19th on August 4th with a cruise to the Bahamas…aren’t getaways just pure bliss??

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