Monday, August 8, 2011
1 Year of Bliss
We stayed here last weekend. The Village Inn Bed & Breakfast just outside of Grand Haven. They gave us the room at the very top, the Treetop Room, that was once the 'bridal suite'. You had to be careful not to knock your head on the slanted ceiling, but we liked it, it was very cozy. This was our first time in a B & B. The hosts were really nice, and the breakfast was yummy. In the morning we came down for breakfast (8:30- too early for vacation though!) and sat with the other guests. It was kind of nice to meet a few people and chit chat over breakfast. After breakfast they loaned us some bikes and we rode 14 miles around the lake. It was a good ride, but a very poorly marked trail that led to some directional spats, but it was ok.
The day before, we arrived after it had just stopped raining. We chose Grand Haven for our 1 year because it was where we first said 'I love you', that had been in September. Apparently the first week in August is the Coast Guard festival- so it was super busy. It was fun because we got to see things like a giant arts/crafts market, a carnival in the streets, fireworks- but it was busy and not quite the relaxing lazy beach and shopping weekend I had imagined. So maybe next year we'll go somewhere else, but all in all, a good anniversary getaway and an amazing first year together!
Our 2nd year goals:
- read our "for women only" and "for men only" books
- attend another marriage conference
- a big trip, current options: New Zealand, Alaska, Preikestolen, Australia
- save for a house
- be more involved in our church
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny
threads, which sew people together through the years.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Being married is like having somebody permanently in your corner,
it feels limitless, not limited.
A good marriage is a contest of generosity.
Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they
blossom when we love the ones we marry.
Let the wife make her husband glad to come home and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the
wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it;
whenever you're right, shut up.