1 - The Zen Contest: Guests can win a $50 gift certificate and a Zen Garden of their own
2 - The Art Contest: The best art sketch gets a $50 and a get a copy of their drawing
3 - The Relationship Tips Contest: offering guests the opportunity to share tips about how to keep a relationship strong and healthy. Winners get a $100 gift certificate.
April's Relationship Contest Winners:
Dick & Linda Beckman from Indiana:
"I had a young lady ask me, what our secret of 46 years of marriage was. Simply put, I told her there are no secrets. Marriage is a journey you must commit to making with your spouse. Sharing hardship as well as joys. You have to learn from each other and appreciate the smallest joys of life. Marriage can carry you through the toughest times. If you give yourself completely, the rewards are never ending. Enjoy each day being with each other."
Andrew & Amy Kuhl from Quincy, IL:
"Marriage - it takes work to make it work! Sometimes that "work" is in the form of a romantic getaway. In life we can all get caught up in the everyday hustle of running kids, making dinner, laundry, cleaning, and our careers. However we have to remember to stop, relax, and drink wine!"
This month's Zen Contest Winner sweetly featured baby feet! Babymoon anyone?
Actually this month's Zen Winners are Larry & Jeanne from Chesterfield, MO, who are featured as our first Hermann Hill Couple Interview. They celebrated their 62 years of marriage at Hermann Hill on April 10th. Check out their story here.
A few lovely notes shared with us:
Mallory Fechte, from St. Louis, MO writes to her husband:
"Ryan, you picked the perfect place for us to celebrate our anniversary. You are so perfect, sometimes I wonder how you fell in love with me (by sometimes, I mean, mostly always). I love you, Mallory"
Tim & Sue Wacker from Wentzville, MO write:
"We've never been ANYWHERE that you can just show up with a change of clothes and nothing else, because EVERYTHING else is provided for you!! Not worrying about ANYTHING gives us a chance to really RELAX and enjoy each other's company... Romance is automatic when it's as peaceful as it can be here!"
Peggy and Terry Hammer
Owners & Innkeepers
Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn