Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Life-WiP: Celebrating Marriage
At the end of July we celebrated our 12th anniversary. I can hardly believe that we have been married that long. It just doesn't seem that long ago that we exchanged rings in front of our family and friends and rode off in a horse drawn carriage.
The night of our big 12 we went to a local "steakhouse" with all the kids. First, steakhouse is in quotes because an Asian steakhouse is a bit different than one from the US. But, it is still fairly good. Second, this is the first time we've celebrated with the kids. I have to admit, it was worth doing. After the meal we looked at wedding pictures and talked about the day with them. Our son wasn't too interested, or at least acted like he wasn't. But, my younger daughter was eager to hear every detail. Overall, it was nice, but we still wanted to celebrate without our kids.
A few days after our family anniversary celebration I read this blog post from Michael Hyatt. The title, What Really Keeps a Marriage Together?, got me to thinking about my own marriage. If you have the chance, it is a must read for anyone married or planning to get married. But, the answer was simple.
After reading, I knew we had to do something fun together for our anniversary. So, we planned a hike. It would be a simple. One that we could easily do in a day, take a dip in a river, and be home by supper. Unfortunately though, I ran into a swinging door (literally) and had a mild concussion. My caring husband canceled the hike, which led to a bummed wife.
Like a knight in shining armor, he came through with a new plan that was within the city limits including a little nature. Love that guy!
First, we had a late breakfast at our favorite American style restaurant. Then he took me to the Picasso exhibit. Our day ended at the pool getting a little Vitamin D.
Laughing is fun.
It is what friends do together.
Friends with my husband.
Not just friends.
Here's hoping that we continue to find fun things to do together on a regular basis to keep that friendship strong.
So, how do you keep up your friendship with your spouse?