Monday, October 24, 2016

Our 21st Wedding Anniversary

Last week was supposed to be our vacation at the beach, but then Hurricane Matthew hit and changed everything. Our beloved Edisto Beach was hard hit. They had no power or water, roads were flooded and covered with sand and debris, trees were down and at least one house was completely destroyed. We had no choice but to cancel our plans. While we were deeply disappointed, we were also heartsick for the thousands of people along the coast, from Florida to North Carolina and Virginia, whose lives were impacted by the storm. Flooding in North Carolina continued well after the hurricane moved on. And in Haiti, so many lives were lost. Terrible! My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected. I thank God it was only vacation plans we lost.

I decided to keep my week off from work to enjoy a "staycation." My husband took one day off: our 21st wedding anniversary. We decided to celebrate by staying in a boutique hotel right in our town -- one that accepts dogs, which means we brought Ella and Henry with us, of course!

The hotel gave us a bottle of French sparkling wine and some treats as well as a sweet handwritten card wishing us a happy anniversary. They even supplied dog beds for the pups. We had an amazing dinner and our server, who we just adored, brought us glasses of bubbly on the house. It was a great celebration.




Our suite had a living room and bedroom with king-size bed. The bathroom was gorgeous. Henry and Ella had to check out the huge walk-in shower. That bathtub was amazing!


There's a wonderful general store within walking distance of the hotel that is dog friendly. Henry and Ella loved it! They got so much attention; all the employees wanted to know their names, ages and their stories. We had a blast, and the dogs eventually wore out, as seen below. They were so well behaved! I was a proud mama.



Earlier in the week, Paul and I went to a nearby lake for some canoeing and swimming! The water was chilly, but refreshing once we got used to it (Paul guessed the water temp was about 78 degrees). How two water-loving people ended up with two water-hating dogs is beyond me, but we lured them in with treats and then gave them baths. We wanted them to be squeaky clean for their stay at the fancy hotel!








Our excursion to the lake was honestly one of the best times I've had in a long time. It was quiet (we only saw a few boats off in the distance), it was warm (especially for late October), the water was invigorating, and the dogs had fun exploring the little island. It's times like this when I realize how blessed I am to be married to such a wonderful man. I can hardly believe it's been 21 years! Where has the time gone? Here's to the next 21.



11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful tribute to your hubby and 'kids'. Happy 21st anniversary!! And here is to 21 more years together!!

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  2. Happy Anniversary! Our 21st was on the 14th. :) I enjoy all of your posts, and beautiful photos. And I'm jealous of your well-behaved doggies.

    Heather
    Central CA

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    1. Thanks, Heather! So nice to hear from you. Thanks for following My Little Bungalow.

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  3. What a sweet post; and Happy Anniversary!!! We just celebrated our 41st. Yes, the years go by so, so fast and we are so lucky to be married to good men, aren't we? Neither dog likes the water? Well, at least they got in this one time!

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    1. Thanks, Libby! Yes we are very lucky gals.

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  4. happy anniversaires :) the dogs are adorable ;) wish all of you long and healthy life.. love from İstanbul Turkey :)

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    1. Thanks! So nice to hear from a reader in Istanbul. I'd love to visit there one day.
      Claudia

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    2. You will always be welcomed to our beautiful country and city :) you all take care ;)

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