My husband and I celebrated our 7th Anniversary on July 31st. Ever since we got married it was always a goal of ours to have a big celebration each year in some form or another. Ideally, it was always our biggest goal to vacation every year but as we all know life has it's own agenda and being extravagant is not always an option. Because he couldn't take time off we stayed at home this year. He came home from work with roses and a card containing some sweet words. He helped me with yard work even though he wasn't feeling well, and then once we got cleaned up we went to a local restaurant we hadn't been to since our first dating anniversary... 6 years ago. We thoroughly enjoyed the grub and then made our way out to a special spot along the bluffs to have an epic self portrait session.
Before we started dating, we had a late night adventure with some friends here along the beach and he and I stood next to each other looking over the water. Later, we had mutually agreed that in that very moment, in the silence amidst each others presence sparks were flying and it was a pivotal moment. Simple, and pivotal. It's like we connected on an inner level without saying a word. Once we started dating, he took me back here on our 6 month mark and this is where he also gave me a rose and my promise ring.
We ended our night with a homemade raspberry milkshake and watched Ozark as we cuddled our sweet little dog. I always thought that life was good, but I didn't think it could be this 'Gould.'