This past weekend J and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary. I can’t believe we have already been married for six years, but I am so thankful and so blessed to be married to my best friend. What a gift! To celebrate our anniversary we always go away for the weekend to some fun and interesting place. This year was no exception, in fact, I think it was our best spot yet! For a couple of years now we had been hearing about an organic farm in Moscow, ID that was also a B&B. Then, in the July issue of Sunset Magazine they had a whole article on this beautiful farm and, being in Idaho, we knew this was where we wanted to go for our anniversary. The place is called MaryJanes Farm and, surprisingly, it is run by MaryJane. This woman is like the organic, more earthy version of Martha Stewart and after last weekend she has definitely become one of my role models. The B&B is quite unique because your “room” is actually an incredible wall tent out in the woods on her farm. But this isn’t your ordinary camping trip. No, no, this is high class glamping, (glamor + camping = glamping) complete with gourmet breakfasts. Our tent was absolutely gorgeous, we had our own outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and private hammock on the lake. And to top it all off, we had our own outdoor claw-foot bathtub that you could heat up with propane burners and then take a bath under the stars. The whole experience was magical, and I just had to share some photos from out time there. If any of you reading this live in Idaho or the Seattle area I highly recommend checking this place out, it is amazing!
Aside from the loveliness of our retreat spot, J and I also take our anniversary weekend as a time to reflect on the previous year and chart a course for the year to come. We even fill out little journal packets reflecting on our year and setting goals for the next 12 months. (Can you tell we’re both a bit of the A-type, goal oriented personality sorts? If you find yourself in this category too and would like a copy of our little question packets just let me know, I’d be happy to send you a copy.) But, my favorite part of this reflecting time is the top 10 photo album we put together of our favorite memories from the year. They’re just little 12-15 page photo albums that we fill giving each event a picture or memento and then on the opposite page we write a little summary of the memory. We’ve been doing this since our engagement and we now have seven wonderful little books that are filled with highlights from our years together. This has been such a fun activity for us that I thought I’d share the idea with you all in case any of you would like to start your own yearly top 10 books. I’m big on memorializing and celebrating milestones, so if any of you have other fun ideas I’d love to hear them! Anyway, below is a photo of our books. It’s so fun to look back on all we’ve done together… we’ve managed to pack a lot into these last six years together!
Happy Anniversary, J. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.