Many schools and businesses in Austin experienced their first "ice day" of 2018 today, so it was only fitting for me to finally publish this blog post recapping our fall anniversary vacation in warm, sunny Punta Cana!
Shortly after Ryan and I were married, we both agreed to start a new tradition to celebrate our anniversary. We decided that instead of giving each other a frivolous gift, every year we would go on a trip for our anniversary to get away from our daily routine and responsibilities, to spend quality time together, and to focus on each other. We agreed that it didn't matter if it was a week long, tropical vacation, or a quick staycation at a nearby hotel, so long as we were together, remembering how we fell in love, and why we chose to be married in the first place. This year, we celebrated our 4th anniversary by traveling to the Dominican Republic and staying at our very first all-inclusive resort, Sanctuary Cap Cana.
4 years ago today, I made one of the greatest decisions of my life (second to following Jesus) to marry my best friend and the love of my life. It is so crazy to think that 4 years have already gone by, and that we've shared so many experiences together, but it is so exciting to know that we have a lifetime of adventures and memories ahead of us to be made together.
According to the world wide web, the most common traditional 4th anniversary present is fruit or flowers, and while I would love either or a combination of both of those, my sweet husband probably could not care less. So instead, I thought it would be special to share 10 things my husband has taught me in the first 4 years of our marriage: