This month, Dan and I were able to celebrate our anniversary at Ocean Isle Beach, NC. One thing Dan and I are passionate about is celebrating (whatever that could be). New job. Celebrate. Birthdays. Celebrate. New Home. Celebrate. Something good happening in your life. Celebrate. Cat's birthday. Cele...wait we are not that crazy (but I do love my cats #crazycatwomanalert!). The point is, is that a wedding anniversary is a big deal and should be celebrated no matter what.
We were so blessed by a couple who let us stay at their way-too-gorgeous beach home, complete with a golf cart that Dan was curiously super excited about. Our goal for this vacation was to take it easy and relax. We made no plans and that is exactly what we wanted.
The first night we got there, I told him that we have to order pizza. Growing up, my family and I would go to Wildwood, NJ at least once a year and every time we went, we had a tradition to order Mack's Pizza from the boardwalk on the first night. Something about tradition just makes me feel so warm inside so I wanted to start this with Dan also :). Of course, he was totally on board..I mean pizza.
Dan literally made my heart skip a beat when he woke up around 6AM and wanted to walk with me on the beach and watch the sunrise. Dan knows that moments like these mean the world to me and he also knows that I know that he loves sleep so I would have never thought that he would actually wake up before me and do this. It was such a sweet moment together. It was me and my Danny, bundled up, walking towards the sunrise and taking in the moment. The beauty was incredible.
We spent most of our days there, in a similar fashion. We drove the golf cart around to different food spots, swam in the heated (praise) pool, played board games on the back deck, played corn hole for the first time and beat Dan (hehe) and my favorite thing ever was riding bikes during the sunset. I am all about that cruising life. Bike riding is seriously so calming and definitely a form of movement I love.
One of the biggest things that got my attention during our vacation was how carefree we both were with how we looked and what we did. We literally wore comfy clothes the whole time. I did not pack makeup or a blow dryer and Dan just packed deodorant and a toothbrush (that's what I am talking about). But when we got ready to go anywhere, I did not feel like I needed to even look in the mirror. I felt so free because I knew no one knew who I was and I did not care what people would think of me. What if we could take some of that carefree spirit from vacation days and bring it back home with us?
I cherished our time together. My husband is amazing and truly my best friend and biggest support. I cannot wait for this next year of marriage that I hope would be one of our best.