On March 28th we celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary.
5 years ago we [sort-of] eloped. Our families were all aware we were getting married but instead of the craziness of the big day where it would be all about everyone else EXCEPT the two of us, we decided to do it OUR way!
We rented an awesome cabin in Front Royal, VA. Took our two large dogs. Brought some great food. Hired an officiant. And were married at 9:00am on a rainy, foggy morning in jeans and outer shells, with our two dogs as witnesses. One word: AMAZING!
It was absolutely perfect! After the 15 minute tiny ceremony we went wine tasting in the beautiful hills of Virginia.
Fast Forward 5 years. Both our big lovable dogs have passed away from Cancer, we have moved across the country and back and we have a beautiful little girl. Since we just happen to be in a close vicinity of the cabin for our 5 year anniversary we decided why not spend the evening!
A quick 2 hour drive landed us in the hills of Virginia. 15 minutes outside of Front Royal, still stands this beautiful cabin.
It was just like we remembered. Only this time instead of walking the dogs around the grounds, we chased a nearly 2 year old!
We are not apposed to wine tasting with our little one, but on a Thursday afternoon the local wineries were not open since its the off season. So we rented a few movies and sat by the fire playing paper dolls!
The next morning we took THE photo. Our “now” photo. What a change life has been. Its a pure blessing where we were, what we have done and where we are now. There are so many adventures in our future! We are happier now then we have ever been.