Today my husband and I are celebrating our 20 year wedding anniversary. 20 years. In some ways it feels like it has been every bit that long, and in some ways it feels like there is no possible way it has been that long.
We were just 22 years old when we married. We were 15 years old when we met, and first fell for one another. He was so different back then, and most certainly, so was I. We have grown up together. I am so grateful that we have been able to appreciate the changes we have both gone through during this growing up period. I know that not all couples that marry young are this lucky. It's true what they say, "You can either grow together, or grow apart.". I thank God on a regular basis that we have been able to grow together.
We have so much to celebrate this year besides this milestone anniversary. Our daughter turned 18, and is graduating from high school and moving across the country to go to school at the Florida State University. Our son is turning 16 years old next month, and will be driving (yikes!). These are all very exciting, yet costly celebrations. Because of this, we wanted to do something a little more affordable, but still so special for our anniversary. My husband found the perfect way to do this.
We had dinner at the fabulous Mulvaney's B & L in downtown Sacramento. Mike frequents this amazing restaurant for work, and we are very friendly with Dan, the hilariously entertaining bartender that works there. They went all out for us. They set up a beautiful table outside with gorgeous candelabra's glowing with tea lights, and tiny appetizers that were to die for.
My thoughtful husband took a picture of my wedding bouquet into a florist, and had them replicate it for a gorgeous center piece. Very romantic.
The dinner and the bottle of wine they saved for us were both exquisite. Of course dessert is always my favorite part.
After this amazing dinner, we stayed at an adorable Bed & Breakfast downtown that we could walk to from the restaurant. It is called The Amber House.
While we were at dinner, they set up our room with rose petals, and champagne.
In the morning there was fresh coffee right outside our door waiting for us when we woke up.
They then prepared us the most delicious breakfast, that we decided to have at a small table out on the porch since it was a beautiful morning.
It was a short little, one night honeymoon, and I loved every minute of it. I feel like the luckiest woman in the world to have found this man, and I will continue to be so lucky if he will only look at me like this forever.
Happy Anniversary, Honey. You make it so easy to love you.