We're On a Boat

July 8, 2013

Nate and I have been married two whole years!  (Plus six days)  Obviously that needed to be celebrated!  Since I planned out our white water rafting anniversary celebration last year, Nate had the responsibility to make plans for us this year.  I can sometimes be a control freak so it was great to get to sit back and worry that he’ll forget he needs to plan something not concern myself with the details of our anniversary celebration. Of course, if you’ve been around here long enough you know that I LOVE planning events.  I couldn’t let our anniversary come and go without contributing to the planning a little bit.  I decided it would be my job to plan out dinner on Friday night to kick off anniversary weekend! What’s better than a theme dinner?  I made enchilada, rice and beans, and margaritas and we had our own little Mexican restaurant in our home.  It was an anniversary fiesta at its finest. Mexican Dinner The next day was our real anniversary celebration day.  Nate had planned it out so well.  He had booked us a little day cruise up the Columbia River.  We got to sit on the deck of the ship for a few hours, soaking in the sun and marveling at the gorgeous scenery.  It was such a wonderful time being with my love with no distractions like schoolwork, housework, or anything else. Going west, it was SO WINDY!  I was wearing a cute little cotton skirt that weighed basically nothing and it kept billowing up – to the point where I was thinking of sewing rocks into the hem…  if I had just had a sewing kit with me.  It definitely caused a lot of laughs!  Thankfully, as soon as we turned around and headed east, the wind was gone and we got to enjoy everything wind-free. River Boat After the mini-cruise, Nate and I drove a little further east and stopped in Hood River to walk around and have dinner.  It was fun to explore the quaint little town and find a new place to eat.  We decided on the Big Horse Brew Pub.  It was such an interesting restaurant with tons of eclectic food – definitely the sort of place Nate and I enjoy. The last thing on Nate’s schedule for the day was driving home a back way – behind Mt. Hood.  It was an amazingly beautiful drive and we had fabulous views of the mountain.  It made me so thankful that I live in the Pacific Northwest.  We are so blessed with such gorgeous nature.  God’s handiwork at its finest! Anniversary Dinner The whole day was such a wonderful blessing to me.  Nate had planned the day out so well, allowing us to enjoy things together without the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  We were given so much time to just talk – about our future, things that are going on in life right now, our frustrations, and our relationships with the Lord.  With how busy we are, sometimes I forget how amazing it is to have so much time to connect with Nate.  I also simply love experiencing new things and marveling in God’s glorious creation with the love of my life!  I’m so thankful I get to spend the rest of my life with such an amazing man! Check out one of my favorite bloggers:

  • Congratulations on the anniversary! Not many guys can plan a day well.. Glad it worked out and sounds very lovely!

    It's always good to unplug from the rest of the world and focus on the time we have with our loved ones.

    Great post. Thanks for sharing.


  • Amy

    That does sound like a FABULOUS anniversary celebration(s)!!
    The boat cruise sounds lovely, minus the flying skirt ha.
    I'm glad y'all were able to enjoy each other and celebrate two years (and 6 days!)

  • Sounds like such a fun day! I loved themed dinners as well. You husband did such a good job planning the anniversary festivities. The boat ride looks wonderful. Isn't the weather the best here?

  • Glad you had such a wonderful anniversary! That boat looks awesome and I love Mexican food!

  • how fun!! looks like such a good day! happy anniversary!!

  • Well happy happy to you two. Anniversaries are always a good idea.

  • what a fabulous anniversary celebration! I'm picturing Marilyn Monroe with your billowing skirt! ha!

  • Happy anniversary! It looks like you had a fun celebration!

  • happy anniversary to you two! love the idea of a themed dinner!

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  • Jen

    Looks like a wonderful anniversary celebration! 🙂

  • Hooray for two years!!! I've loved seeing how many of my blog friends have reached the same milestone as us this year! 🙂 And I really LOVE to plan things with my husband as well! Happy anniversary!


  • We trade off planning anniversaries too–and I so know the feeling of having to trust your husband to do all the planning himself! He did such an awesome job! That day cruise sounds so beautiful!

  • This looks like such fun! Happy Anniversary!

  • Happy Anniversary to the two of you. This looks like a perfect anniversary celebration. Have a margarita on many, many more years together!

  • Aw sounds like a wonderful anniversary weekend!

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  • Happy Anniversary! It looked wonderful. You guys live in such a beautiful place!

  • Happy anniversary!!!!!!!!!! He DID do a great job! How fun (minus the Marilyn Monroe moments).

  • Looks like a wonderful anniversary celebration!

  • You two are adorable. Just wanted to let you know I read your blog every day at work on a private incognito tab and then wait to respond later at home if i can 🙂 I love reading about your relationship grow in Christ too. POst more on that if you can 😀 I would really love (and need) to hear it!!!! xoxo

  • What a great anniversary! It's my year to plan so I've been brainstorming…

  • happy anniversary.. sweet celebration.love the boat idea..http://underthestarsandsun.blogspot.com/

  • That sounds like such a fun way to celebrate your anniversary! I love walking around in different towns and trying to find the best place to eat. Happy 2 years!

  • Happy Anniversary!!! What a fun way to celebrate!!

  • Adorable 🙂 We are closing in on our 2 year as well, but have no idea how to celebrate 🙁 I should mention this boat thing to the Husband

  • That all sounds like so Much fun! I'm glad you had a wonderful anniversary. 🙂

  • This is SO sweet! What a good hubby 🙂 That pub reminds me so much of Germany, ahh! Congrats and happy anniversary 🙂 It's inspiring seeing people dedicated to love.

  • Congrats on your anniversary – we'll just have to call you Marilyn because of your skirt issues! Cheers

  • Hooray for two years. Your hubby did a great job planning out the day. Way to go. Also, your enchiladas look awesome. I'm part Mexican and I think look yummy. Please share the recipe with me!

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