Today while I was flipping through emails on my phone I came across one for Trevor. I wasn’t snooping, the person was asking if we were attending an upcoming event. I scrolled down to see what his answer was and it said “yes I will be attending with my lovely wife”. I couldn’t believe it. He actually talks about me like that when I’m not around! I had a permanent grin on my face the rest of the day 🙂
So Trevor and I will be taking off for a few days to celebrate our 14th anniversary. Nothing terribly special but just going to get away for a bit. During that trip I plan to talk to him about next year’s anniversary plans. Yes I know, we haven’t even gotten to 14 years yet and I’m already planning 15…lol, the trait of a party planner! For our tenth we backpacked around Ireland for two weeks. I can’t decide if I would like us to do something similar or do we want to have a big party.
If we decide to travel I am pretty certain we’re going to Oktoberfest in Munich. But, if we have a party there are a few things I am not sure of. First, do we renew our wedding vows? This is a huge question. I really don’t know if that is something I want to do. Do I just want to leave our marriage vows as they are and keep those memories for what they are? Or do we want to have a beautiful ceremony that our girls can be a part of?
Second is location. My very first choice would definitely be, without a question in my mind, up at our family cottage. But, my grandfather is not fond of sharing our family space with anyone but our very own family. I’ve never been allowed to have a party there or even invite friends up. I’ve gotten away with a couple of times but I think only 4 of my friends have ever seen our own little piece of heaven. We would hold it during Labour Day weekend I think and I can picture it all perfectly. Lights strung all the way down to the water. Paper lanterns hanging from trees everywhere. An all day bbq with tons of salads and yummy deserts. We can have everyone bring up their tents and trailers and stay the night so that no one has to worry about going home. We will boat and swim all day in my favorite lake in the world. Once the sun goes down we will start up a big fire in the pit and sit and roast marshmallows late into the night. And the one thing I want to do more than anything (if I don’t get to do it for our anniversary, I am doing it for my 40th birthday), we are going to take boats out into the middle of the water and we are all going to release floating lanterns, just like in the movie Tangled! Oh ya baby, the most beautiful sight you will ever see!! I have found the lanterns and I can’t get them out of my mind.
My second choice is a similar party, minus the tubing and floating lanterns, but at our house. Our intentions are to put in a pool in the spring so we were thinking we could have the party here at our house. An all day party and bbq. Perhaps a nice garden party dinner or something. Booo…this idea just doesn’t sound fun anymore after the discussion Trevor and I had on our way up to the cottage yesterday. I actually got teary eyed on my way up there thinking about getting to celebrate something special at one my favorite places in the whole world. Well anyway, chances are that idea will get shut down pretty quickly so I guess I should get used to this one or book us a flight somewhere.
Another thought we had would be to take off with the girls down south somewhere and renew our wedding vows with just the four of us. That sounds really nice too.