My-goodness... they just FLEW right by!
This year between getting boxes of gifts ready to be shipped to the states, starting a new job (Did I forget to mention this?! YES! I have a new - equally flexible - position at the school!), both of us getting our school done, && trying to create some great holiday spirit our first year spending Christmas together - well it snuck up on us...
SOOOO.... how did we make it special?????
I set a beautiful table for the dinner I was cooking.
I made some really delish (& easy) Chocolate Mousse for dessert.
I chilled a bottle of red wine.
I wrapped the gifts. (We had a limit of $25!)
It was relaxing. Exactly what we wanted for our anniversary.
Who needs a fancy hotel room? Who needs a $200 7-course dinner?
Who needs to get all dressed up? Who needs an expensive gift to commemorate another year??
Sure, all those things are great.
But - if you have the ability to get to the truest meaning of an anniversary - you will see that all those [
As we celebrated last night - it was just us - in our first apartment - celebrating together.
Enjoying food that I made. Talking. Laughing. Just in love.
It really is that simple.
No expectations - No pressure.
I woke up this morning a little wiser & a little more in love.
Despite our arguements, our differences, our time apart, being in the military, living so far from family, and being so young - we have grown into this relationship.
People have doubted us. People thought we were crazy.
People thought we shouldn't have gotten married.
They really don't know us.
Despite the resistance - we have flourished.
We are ready to take on the challenges that the next year of married life will throw at us. Because let's face it...
[Life can be messy]
But - the beautiful bond that holds us together is what gets us through the difficult times.
So. As our anniversary winded down, we fell asleep, silently toasting to the year ahead of us!