Wednesday, August 11, 2010

5 years of awesomeness...

Jon and I celebrated 5 years of wedded bliss this past weekend (August 7th) and were blessed to be able to head to Whistler to celebrate the occasion... sans child. Grammy & "Numpa" (Callie's new name for Grampa) Glen cared for & entertained Callie-bear, while Jon and I enjoyed some R&R, just the two of us. It was amazing.

Whistler-bound...
So blessed to live in the midst of such beauty...
We stayed at the Adara Hotel. It was really cute with all its contemporary decor and the location was great-- right in the centre of Whistler Village. But I must say, for what we paid, I'm sure we could've stayed somewhere a lot nicer. Don't get me wrong... we enjoyed it, but there were just some little things that made it 'less than perfect.' We would definitely go back to the Mountainside Lodge (where we celebrated our 1st anniversary) over the Adara any day.

But as I said, the decor was right up my 'designer' alley and all in all,
we had a good stay...
Hotel lobby (from above)

Our room, as you walk in the door...

Living Room
(sorry for the dim lighting... forgot the flash)...



Bar/"Kitchenette"...

Stairs up to the loft...

Loft Bedroom...
(this includes one of the "less than perfect" items...
an overly soft bed-- to the point that I could hardly walk the next day;
and the fact that hot air rises... and the air-conditioner up here wasn't working.
Made for a "less than comfortable" few nights.)

Roof-top patio...

Bathroom...
(the brown circles in the mirror are a reflection of the shower glass--
looked pretty sweet.)

View from our living room window...
The goal of our weekend away was to relax, relax, and relax some more. And that's exactly what we did. Our first night there, we walked around the village a bit, picked up calzones from a pizza parlour for dinner and watched a movie in our room...
... and on Saturday, we did more walking around the village, watched some of the "Crankworks" mountain biking competition, did a little shopping, eating, hot-tubbing, more eating, and more relaxing. It was glorious.

Olympic buddies...

Lunch at the Old Spaghetti Factory...


Post-Olympic spirit...


Crazy mountain bike action...

Celebrated our anniversary evening with a delicious dinner at 21 Steps...
... and then we changed into something more comfortable and ventured out again for a classic Whistler dessert...
Beavertails!
Mmmm.... so good!
Sunday morning we checked out, had a leisurely breakfast at White Spot in Squamish and then headed home to our sweet & very missed, little girl. Callie had a wonderful time with Grammy & 'Numpa and even got to spend Saturday at the Chilliwack Fair, petting every animal under the sun. We were so thankful to have had a great weekend away and know that Callie was having the time of her life.

So, to end the post, here are some latest food shots of our girl... she certainly does LOVE her "num, nums!"
... maybe a little too much? ;)

6 comments:

Vivienne said...

Callie is just too precious, but are these eating habits really what I have to look forward to in the coming months?

Yvonne and Eric said...

Happy Anniversary! What a great trip.

Mel said...

Looks awesome! Dave & I celebrate our 10th anniversary in a few weeks, and we're deciding what we should do. YEAH for Olympic Spirit - the olympics were such a special time for me, probably mainly because I love Canada and knew I'd be leaving soon.

Elissa said...

That looks like so much fun... and oh so relaxing to get out of town for a few days child free... that won't be happening for me anytime soon :) Doug and I have also spent an anniversary weekend up in Whistler... it was fabulous!

Jen Glen said...

Wow! Looks great! Even with the smooshy bed and heat, that loft bedroom is really cool!!

thecolorplaid said...

that hotel looks great!!!!!! so glad you guys could get away together. :)