for christmas this year the mr and i decided to do an us gift for each other instead. we decided a weekend getaway was the perfect gift. lake geneva is just a couple of hours outside the city. it's beautiful and has some great resorts. we got a great deal on a snowy weekend. we started counting down the days to the last weekend in january.
we packed up early afternoon on friday and enjoyed the drive up. it was fun driving through new little cities and really feeling like we were getting out.we stayed at the abbey resort in fontera. it's the cute little town on the west side of the lake. with all the snow this year the sleepy lake town looked dreamy. we quickly checked in and hit up one of the hotel restaurants for dinner. to my surprise they had coconut shrimp. i've been craving coconut shrimp since this time last year when i had some in detroit.
anyway we spent the rest of the weekend relaxing, watching movies, reading, swimming in the beautiful heated pool, eating way too much, sleeping in, taking naps and a little studying for the mr. it was the perfect weekend. friday night we got to join in as sarah opened her mission call (yay we're so excited for her). as sad as we were to be away from family being in a nice resort made up for it.
saturday morning we woke up and decided to venture out to get breakfast. we found this hilarious little place in another town over. it felt like we were in some kind of igloo with whoville decorations. but the food was fantastic!
all in all it was a great weekend. i think i could go to really love our new tradition of christmas presents! i can't wait to go up to lake geneva in the summer. i can only imagine how beautiful it is with the non-frozen water, boats and green!