5.23.2012

From Husband to Wife








My wife, Jessica, and I celebrated our one year anniversary by returning to the quaint W. German Street of Shepherdstown, WV.  One year ago, we spent our wedding night at the Thomas Shepherd Inn.  Thus, what would be more fitting than to commemorate our romantic evening by retreating to the same king size, four post, antique canopy bed?  Absolutely nothing.

We drove through the plush Shenandoah Valley and arrived early Monday evening.  Greeted by the gracious Inn Keepers, we once again became familiar with the gorgeous interior and decor.  We enjoyed the fine chocolates left by the Inn Keepers as a thoughtful anniversary gift, and later cleaned up for dinner in the claw-foot tub, and with the rain shower head; Jessica described it as providing simply the perfect amount of water pressure.

At The Press Room - one of the local restaurants within walking distance of our Inn - we ate Tuscany style shrimp with white beans, penne bolognese, and sauteed chicken topped with prosciutto and a fire roasted red pepper.  For a brief moment we felt like we were high class, but after we experienced unexpected difficulty deciding whether the extra virgin olive oil left on our table was for dipping bread into, or if it was just decoration, we smiled into each others eyes as we fell from our ephemerally held renowned status, back to naive newlyweds, thrilled to explore the world together. 

Back at the Inn, we tiptoed along floor boards that cooed memories as they creaked under our weight.  We stayed up late, shadows, cast by the fire light, dancing on the walls, while we drank hot chocolate and apple cider.  We woke to the smell of sliced fruit, cinnamon toast, dill eggs, and sizzled bacon and eventually departed, promising the Inn keepers we'd visit again.  The simply elegant night was the perfect beginning to our second year of marriage. 

Jessica, I love you.  Our lives have become one, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Your Husband and Best Friend,

Luke




8 comments:

  1. you look fantastic! I just found out your blog but I love you style! oh and congratulations on getting married :)

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    1. Thanks Ester!
      I'm glad you like the blog too - come back a visit again

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  2. such a cute and thoughtful post :) Happy Anniversary you two!

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    1. Thanks Sophie,
      you just made Luke's day by commenting on his post

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  3. Awww, Jessica that is sooooooooooooooo sweet of your hubby. Happy Anniversary to you both <3

    Ani
    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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    1. Thanks Fleurani! I am one lucky girl

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