Monday, June 29, 2009

17 Blissful Years

My husband and I just celebrated 17 glorious years of wedded bliss yesterday as we went on a romantic escape to New Buffalo, Michigan and rented a charming cottage on a private lake at a place called Sans Souci. I highly recommend this nature retreat because it was so much more than your average bed and breakfast. We were on a private lake on 50 acres amidst breathtaking nature scenes and wildlife. We also had our own private rowboat to make a memorable journey across the lake. Serenity and relaxation ruled our time there, as we enjoyed the gazebo, trails, hammocks, vineyard (yes, I said vineyard) and a hidden bridge.

The cottage included 600 sq.ft. of living space and a fully stocked kitchen, fireplace and hot tub and had classical music gently playing in the room when we showed up. The owner, Angie, is very personable and warmly welcomed us along with other innskeepers on the property. There is nothing like waking up and having breakfast along a sparkling, shimmering lake while you read your Bible and have total quiet communion with God. This fantastic getaway is one I will never forget and as we drove away we were already planning our next visit!

If you are looking for an enchanting place to go for a special occasion or just looking for a place to really relax and get away from it all this is the place to go! Here is the link so you can see for yourself:

Sans Souci Euro Inn & Cottages

(If you click the Nature Walk Photo Gallery, there are closeup pictures of the property)

This is how you would pronunce San Souci (make sure your sound is on), it is french meaning 'without worry". They also have a private massage services and do weddings and reunions.

After 17 years of being married to my husband Steve, I must say I am one lucky woman to be married to such a godly man who is fiercely faithful and loving father. I am also honored to be the mother to his eight beautiful children who bring me so much joy on a daily basis. Thank you, Steve, for a memorable anniversary and 17 wonderfully fun years---I am looking forward to many, many more! And thank you, Lord, for bringing such an amazing man into my life...


Linda said...

June this sounds wonderful. I am going to click on it and check it out. We are coming up on our 33rd Anniversary and we don't have plans yet.

Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

Happy 17th Anniversary!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Kela said...

That sounds breathtaking!! We are a long way from New Buffalo, Michigan, but hopefully if we're blessed enough we can find a piece of heaven like that in our "backyard".
Thanks for building the dream and sharing your experience...well, as much as you could share. ;)

My Life as a MOM... said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time. The place sounds really nice. I will have to keep it in mind for our future getaways. Happy belated Anniversary.

Nicole said...

It sounds beautiful! Happy Anniversary!

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Ann at eightacresofeden said...

Congratulations on 17 years of wedded bliss, we look forward to 20 years this December and I wish there was a Sans Souci like this, in our part of the world! There is actually a Sans Souci in Sydney, it was where we stayed (in a very basic motel unit!) when we first moved to Australia in 2002 but it was nothing like this....near the beach but quite built up. The Sans Souci you stayed at really does seem worthy of its name!

Deanna said...

Congrats on a blessing like this!
Happy Anniversary and many more.

Abounding Treasures said...

Congratulations June!

The place you went sounds absolutely delightful -- I am so glad that you had such a memorable time!

Blessings to you and your family..

bookflutterby said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!
This sounds amazing, I'm glad you had such a wonderful time! Also thanks for the great reminder to be thankful; I love my DH and am so blessed to have him.

Mrs. Anna T said...

How wonderful! Happy anniversary!

~Tami said...

Happy Anniversary!!

We want to go somewhere special for our 15th year. We just hit #14.

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