Anniversary Getaway: Chattanooga, Tennessee

16 Jan

Yesterday was our 1 year anniversary and we wanted to do something special. We decided on Chattanooga since its far enough to be a getaway, but close enough to be a weekend trip.


This was our soundtrack. The band is called the Staves. They are 3 sisters from a town near London. We got to hear them open for the Civil Wars and bought their EP.

We stayed at a B&B called the Mayor’s Mansion in the Historic District. It was quaint and romantic.

The sun was out the whole time we were there so we made sure to take some photos.

Thanks to my friend, Katie Rhodes, we had a list of things to do, places to eat, and tons of time! This meal was at a place called Tony’s Pasta Shop in the Bluff City Art District. It was delish and this window provided perfect light.

When we got home, we had a piece of our wedding cake. It tasted a little bit old, but not 1 year!

I cannot believe how fast this year has come and gone. This weekend we spent some time talking about how we have grown over the past year and made some goals for what we hope for in our second year of marriage. Each day has been full of new challenges and opportunities to love each other as Christ has loved us. Neither of us have come close to achieving that, but it has been a joy to be able to aim towards that with Ryan. He is always building me up and encouraging me with truth. I am so blessed and look forward to many, many more years.

6 Responses to “Anniversary Getaway: Chattanooga, Tennessee”

  1. Su Madre January 16, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    Really great post, beautiful pics too. It sounds like you had a really grand time. Now time to make year two extra special. I know you two are up to the challenge!

  2. jaclyn journey January 16, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    Sooooo preshi preshi! I meant to tell you yesterday- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!

  3. Patrick Schreiner January 16, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    fun!!! Char you are so beautiful!!! I seriously love your style right now. congrats on a great year. Hoping you guys are well. Praising the Lord with you guys on the wonderful kindness and gift of marriage!

  4. Rachel January 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    LOVE that first pic of you! (And all the rest, of course.) Happiest of second years to you, sweet friend.

  5. Rachel Morgan January 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    I am quite certain you all are one of my favorite couples. Love reading about how God is blessing your all’s marriage.. its such an encouragement to see two people love Christ and how he can make your love sweeter because of that. Hope to see you sometime soon-ish!

    • charlyann January 26, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

      Thanks Rachel. That means so much! I would love to see you soon!!

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