Ben and I can hardly believe it but our one year wedding anniversary has gone and past. Time sure does fly. It’s amazing to think back on the past year. The fun and memories, the love and learning, the growing pains and obstacles, the camaraderie and partnership and the many many more day-to-day discoveries of commitment and love that have greeted both Ben and I in our first year.
Before diving into our amazing anniversary weekend I also want to pay homage to our b and a blog. Since we have come upon our one year anniversary that also means this little spot on the internet has come upon it’s one year anniversary as well. So far so good, I’d say. Not as many posts as there could be of course but by no means am I stressing myself out about added homework to get these things up for whomever might be reading them. It’s been a nice place to share a few stories and pictures here and there. In fact on a more personal and private opportunity I’ve taken to writing in a personal journal. Back in January one of my very dear Aunts gifted me a beautiful personal journal, a spot just for me and my thoughts. I dedicated the first year of the journal to all things marriage related. A place to truly document all the encounters Ben and I came upon. I think one day when I look back on those first year entries I will be very pleased that I captured those moments. From here on out I plan to continue writing in the personal journal and blogging here on the website. Before I know it in five years I hope to look back on both and revisit all of the noteworthy events that Ben and I shared.
Without further adieu, Ben and I celebrated our year of time passed in no other place than the Longhorn State. I can’t say I ever thought Texas would be the place I spent my first anniversary but with all the honesty in the world, I sure am happy I did. We had an absolute blast! What started as a somewhat last minute business trip for Ben turned into one of the best vacations I’ve ever experienced.
This was my second trip to San Antonio and for Ben somewhere in the half dozens. Ben flew out first on Sunday afternoon and I followed suit on Wednesday. Even if this trip didn’t turn out as spectacular as it did I really couldn’t have complained to begin with considering the cost for us was simply my plane ticket. Business trips aren’t all that bad, especially when the wife can tote around ;)
Ben ended up only working a few days, Monday – Wednesday and then we had all of Wednesday evening through the following Monday to explore and relax. We put no pressure on ourselves to do specific things on specific days at specific times. This was super nice for me seeing as I tend to stress myself with plans and getting in as much exploring as possible. I of course looked up options on things to do before flying out, places to go and food to eat but I wasn’t going to hold us accountable for doing every single thing. With all the nice attributes of San Antonio in the back of my mind, I know that in the future the likelihood of returning is good since this is the headquarters of Mr. Work-from-home’s employer. Subconsciously I think this helped with not feeling rushed to see as many things as possible. We spent our mornings sleeping in, our afternoons discovering and our evenings reminiscing over the past year and dreaming of the years to come. Our trip was a second Honeymoon without a doubt.