yesterday we celebrated one whole year of marriage! we woke up early, packed a cooler, picked up donuts, and headed east to max patch mountain. the drive was beautiful. we listened to ben howard as we made our way between the smokies and the blue ridge mountains. there was fog. everything was still covered in dew. and there was an unexplainable feeling of happiness all around. we took our time hiking up to the field. once there, we picked a spot, laid a blanket out, and popped champagne for celebratory mimosas. i cried, as usual. and it was just the two of us in those early morning hours.
i've always loved this spot. but something changed for both of us this day. and i think we will be returning for years to come to celebrate all of life's little joys. life sure is special with him by my side.