For our first wedding anniversary Brian and I headed to Bruges, Belgium. The weather was gorgeous, the beer was delicious and the company couldn’t be beat. Although we had a difficult journey (several trains were cancelled) we arrived early enough to wander around the beautiful neighborhood we were staying in. The next morning, after Brian gave me a lovely necklace as an anniversary present, we found a bike rental shop. We have been through many challenges in the past year, some we have conquered successfully while others have given us wounds to lick. The challenge for our anniversary was mastering the tandem bikeâ€¦ or if not mastering, than at least somehow plowing through 20 miles.
Summer has arrived! Or rather, we have arrived to summer. Our Valentine’s celebration kicked off with a relaxing dinner in the fancy piano bar of our luxery hotel. Brian ordered the “Valentino” meal and I, of course, ordered the “Love” special. The ocean lay before us, shrouded in darkness with only the twinkling stars and city lights to illuminate the waves. As we toasted our champagne glasses to 7 months of wedded bliss we reflected on our blessings and our first adventure to The Bahamas that led to our engagement.