Tell Me Something Good – Our 7th Honeymoon
last friday, my husband and i awoke in the charming mountain town of estes park, colorado. there were truly birds chirping and i felt like a knocked-up snow white. it was almost 6 years ago that we woke for the first time together as “wife and husband!” our actual anniversary is on september 3 but our baby’s “guess date” is at the very end of august. we thought it would be smart to plan a near-ish getaway while time is still on our side – hence the early celebrating
some of the best marriage advice we have received is from my grandparents (who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last month). they said to take a honeymoon every year! we adore this notion and have done it every year since we have been married.
estes park is our 7th honeymoon (our first one, we were lucky to venture to egypt!)
yes, that is the stanley hotel – where stephen king spent one night and it inspired ‘the shining!’ my husband hates all spooky things so if anyone wants to go on the ghost tour there – count me in!
so today i share with you the goodness that we carved out last week to celebrate it being the two of us and the work we do to maintain a satisfying and healthy marriage as partners!
we visited the location where we got married and noticed their massive new addition. we both agreed we were glad that didn’t exist when we made our promises to each other 6 years ago. really, it’s more about that view though!
circa september 3, 2010
we spent time talking about some of the biggest challenges we have overcome individually and together and what we have loved about being married. it felt amazing to get away and connect in such a meaningful place together, though some of us ‘cheers’d’ with more exciting things than others…
we played tourists and marveled at how literally 5 ice cream/candy shops within a .25 mile stretch can stay in business. we played our cards right and benefitted from the local farmer’s market too!
i am also getting larger by the day…
oh and on our way to dinner we saw this guy enjoying a flower buffet! i love the mountains.
i am grateful that we were able to take time off to head up to a special place we haven’t visited in 6 years to celebrate our 7th honeymoon. it is so important as human beings that we take the time to acknowledge the growth and development as time passes. this is even better to do when you have someone to process this with, particularly when this someone knows and loves the deepest you.
while you are on your early honeymoon – this is a perfect time to ask your yearly anniversary questions to each other!
with that, please share goodness that is happening in your world – big or small!