Tuesday, September 21, 2010

10 years

Today marks 10 years of marriage for Derek and I. I can hardly believe it's been that long. We were going to celebrate in San Diego since that's where we went on our honeymoon, but in an attempt to save some money, we decided to stay here. Our friend, Kyle, was nice enough to let us use his house near Scottsdale for the weekend. But this isn't just any house, this is a house that Kyle built out of steel with his own two hands. He is unbelievably talented! See for yourself:

Putting it on stilts like that was genius; you get covered parking AND an amazing view:

His studio home has an industrial loft feel to it. I love the brick on the back wall.

Although a different style than my own, I LOVE the kitchen! Everything was very well thought out.

These next 3 pics? All pieces that Kyle carved himself -

The kitchen bar

Kitchen cupboards

The bathroom door

Can you guess my favorite part of the bathroom?

It was fun to be able to spend some time together, just the two of us. Derek's been busy with work and school so it was nice to be able to relax and enjoy the quiet. We caught up on some reading, made some delicious meals, played Table Topics, I learned (well, kind of) how to swing a golf club, and we even made time for treasure hunting (I'll show you my finds on Friday!).

I can't think of a better way to have celebrated.


chris+amber said...

HOLY COW! That is one amazing house! I showed my husband and he is wondering where all the plumbing is going?? Ha ha...

The Barr Family said...

Happy anniversary friend.

Bev said...

Love it that your having a celebration so close to home....and what an interesting place. Better than a hotel any day...and if you're with the one you love......who cares where you are!! Happy Anni!! Awwwwwhhh...peace and quiet!!

Lindsey said...

Happy Anniversary Love Birds!!