A Wonderful Weekend

This was our “Happy Wedding Anniversary” weekend celebration! The actual day…..April 27th. What a wonderful 6 years I have had with my gentle husband!

We went to our absolute favorite restaurant, The Nutty Pear, for dinner Saturday night. This restaurant is in an old, old, log cabin. There are new additions for the kitchen and a larger eating area but we love sitting in the original part which has such a low ceiling and is intimately dark and cozy. I had hoped to get some shots inside but I would have had to use my flash and I didn’t want to deserve anyone else’s cozy dinner.

You have to duck to get in the door. The first time we went there, we were half afraid to go in…..silly us!

We had a lovely 2 hour meal………starting with Scallops Casino…….then a wonderfully fresh dark greens salad……..on to the main course……Twin Beef Filets with blue cheese on top. We finished with a slice of Peanut Butter Pie drizzled with dark chocolate (we shared one) and coffees……John’s with Irish Cream…….mine with Frangelica. Oh, what a fabulous evening!

On Sunday, we picked up our “Anniversary” tree…… a Coral Bark Japanese Maple……Acer palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’. The bark is a reddish salmon color that is supposed to really stand out in the winter landscape. Emerging leaves are a light green edged in pink turning a medium green in summer. I saw two different descriptions of Fall color so I’ll have to let you know……

The other thing we did today was place the arbor we purchased from a store going out of business late last fall. We had it store on the back of the porch all winter. We are embarking on a big project this summer with the front yard…….yard being the “non-descriptive” word. It is baked clay actually and will be eventually covered with raised flower and veggie beds, paths, a canopy (at least for summer), and a small water feature. I have no idea how long this will take but I’ll have show and tell as I go!

The arbor will be the entrance to the path through the woods….

…..actually, it will be the transition between the sunny side and the shady side of the path.

It was a most perfect weekend to celebrate our marriage doing things we both like to do….eat, garden, and dream…….but most importantly, we reflected on our wonderful life together and how blessed we are to have found each other.

🙂 Rosie

Courtesy of Old Dog Photo


27 responses to “A Wonderful Weekend

  1. Oh Rosie, happy anniversary! It sounds like a wonderful weekend. The restaurant sounds just like what we love too, dark and cozy and intimate. A place where you can actually have a conversation! The tree is very pretty, I like the bark color. I wish you many more years of happiness:>)

  2. Rosie Happy Anniversary. What a fabulous place to go to for dinner. It sounds lovely.
    I love your Japanese Maple – so pretty. I think it is like one we have.

  3. Happy Anniversary! What a lovely weekend you had! The restaurant sounds like it’s a wonderful place! So glad you enjoyed!


  4. Sounds like a wonderful time!
    I’d love to visit the Nutty Pear. When we were in N. Wales a yr. ago we went to a rest. that we had to duck …
    Great photos!

  5. Awwwww …I love that… plant a tree for your anniversary…. what a delightful way to watch your love grow…. you must tell us how you and your hubby met… sound like such a love story…. it is wonderful to have a dear one to live life together…
    Blessing to you and your darling husband…. that dashing military man..

  6. Happy Anniversary to Rosie and John! The Nutty Pear…what a great name for a restaurant. Such a great idea to plant a tree for your anniversary..the arbor looks great….can’t wait to see the progression of your project.

  7. Congrats Rosie; glad you had a nice anniversary weekend. I really love that tree and that bark should really stand out in the winter. Good choice.


  8. Happy Anniversary! Sounds like a wonderful time!!!! (the peanut butter pie you had for dessert sounds heavenly…YUM!)

    I love your anniversary tree too….it’s GREAT! 🙂

  9. I am so glad you had such a lovely anniversary. Let me wish you many, MANY more !
    The tree is going to be so beautiful, out there amongst all the woods….that red bark is amazing.
    The arbor is fabulous…how neat it will be to go from sunny to shady…it looks as if you live in a great spot!
    hugs, bj

  10. Rosie, I am drooling all of my keyboard…. it sounds so delicious! Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful way to spend it 🙂

    I hope you don’t mind if we steal the plant a tree for your anniversary idea from you. I think it’s a wonderful way to watch the years of happiness grow 🙂

    I’m amazed at your hubby’s photography skills! That squirrel is just too cute 😉

    Have a wonderful Monday!

  11. Happy Anniversary to you and hubby! What a great place to have dinner, and your meal sounded SO Yummy!
    Love the coral bark japanese maple! It will be so nice to look at from your porch.

    Also, Rosie, thank you so much for the gifts you sent. I love them! You do fabulous work.

  12. Happy Anniversary Rosie! It looks like you had the perfect celebration! Everything you love. Thanks for giving us a peek at your good times!
    Hugs, Sherry

  13. Congratulations ! Sounds like you had a wonderful celebration.

    Will look forward to seeing your yard transformation.

  14. Happy anniversary to you two. I wish you many more wonderful years together, doing the things you love. Your maple tree is beautiful and I can’t wait to see what you do with your yard. The arbor would be nice in my yard! Maybe I need to look for a store that is going out of business. ~Adrienne~

  15. Happy anniversary!! Sorry we didn’t get to see you and John this weekend – thanks to the Bears – but I guess it worked out since you were out and about Saturday night anyway! When it’s nice out, the most romantic spot is on the deck at Nutty Pear, there’s twinkly lights and only 1 table out there, it’s perfect! The new tree looks wonderful! I am currently nursing sore muscles from our 7 hours of yard work yesterday, ugh! Talk to you soon… Jen 🙂

  16. Your anniversary sounds perfect, and I wish you many more.

    The bark on that maple is wonderful. And, I can’t wait to see pictures of your yard project.

  17. Happy Anniversary…that looks like a very neat restaurant from the outside…I’m sure the inside was just as charming.

  18. Your dinner sounds really yummy! I love that you guys bought trees for your anniversary! I often ask for trees and bushes as presents. The arbor looks great and your front yard project sounds like lots of work but it’ll be so worth it when it’s done.


  19. Happy Anniversary Rosie! The restaurant looks like a charming place! And the dinner sounded sooo good!!

    I love that you planted an anniversary tree. That is so sweet. The work you are doing on your landscaping sounds wonderful. I look forward to seeing all of pictures as you go along. My husband and I love to garden, eat and dream too.
    p.s. thank you again for your thoughtfulness!

    The Nutty Pear sounds like a wonderful restaurant with delicious food! Mmmmmm…peanut better pie!
    I love the idea of an anniversry tree…and the one you picked out is so pretty.
    The arbor looks really nice, and it will be beautiful when surrounded with flowers someday. Joy is in the dreaming and doing…enjoy!

    Hugs, Pat

  21. Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you had a perfect weekend. Can’t wait to see the project progress!

  22. Happy Anniversary, dear Rosie!!! I’m so glad you had such a wonderful weekend celebration. I love your anniversary tree!

  23. Happy Anniversary, dear Rosie!!! I’m so glad you had such a wonderful weekend celebration. I love your anniversary tree!

  24. Congratulations and happy anniversary. It’s a very romantic weekend.

  25. What a wonderful weekend you had celebrating this special time. Happy anniversary!

  26. Dear Rosie & John, Happy Anniversary! I am so sorry I missed this post, but please know that I am wishing you all the love and happiness in the world for the many long and wonderful years to come! Hugs for you both! Cheers sweetie!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

  27. Happy anniversary, Rosie. That meal sounds delish!

    I just love seeing how you are prettying up your house and garden for spring.


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