Tuesday, September 15, 2009

No Regrets.

That is our marriage motto and we try to live this everyday. Sure, we know the importance of saving and we do put away each month (hello new house next summer, yayaya!!) but we also think it is important to put money away for date nights and vacations too.
These few years are sacred because they are the only years that will just be the two of us and we want no regrets. We are taking full advantage of being able to go away at a moments notice.
The most wonderful of our vacations was our honeymoon in Hawaii.

We road tripped it to New York City.
Garth surprised me with a weekend in Traverse City.
We flew down to Florida to visit my grandparents.
We went to The Homestead for our anniversary.
Garth surprised me AGAIN with a weekend getaway to Grand Rapids.
We go to beer fests, charity galas, movies, and Chili's because we cherish the quality time with each other. I can look back at our married life and smile because we have done everything I have ever wanted and I can't wait for more fun adventures with my man! No regrets.

54 comments:

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Awe...AMEN. LOVE that motto!!

Love the pictures!

Glamorous Newlywed said...

What fabulous memories, and a GREAT mindset :)

Leslee said...

Good for yall! Looks like yall have so much fun! :)

Whitney said...

Great motto! Love it!

Saskia said...

We're the same!! It's just wonderful to cherish these 'just the 2 of us' years :)

x

Shannon said...

Great motto! I needed to hear that...as we've been more focused on saving here lately...it's so stressful!

a H.I.T. said...

I love that motto! And your weekend getaways. I think it's time for me to start planning a surprise trip for Husby...

Jules said...

We have the exact same motto. "No Regrets" we did a lot of things other people may frown on, but we are happy and tell ourselves we need to enjoy each other and do what makes us happy. No Regrets.

Great pictures! Enjoy yourself. Oh and next date night, I suggest watermelon margaritas at Longhorns. Changed. My. Life. Haha

recipes for the life said...

So sweet. Yeah its right first few years of marriage are so so important. enjoy it to the max!

♥ Chaitra

brown eyed girl said...

I agree! My husband and I are trying to save up money and it's been stressful and difficult. There are things we won't give up because it's going to be just the two of us for a short while so we're trying to find balance as well! Great post!

Lauren Kelly said...

Girl, I think it's so important to have that alone time before kids enter the picture.... so I say travel it up while you can!!! :)

AmyT said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE This motto - and that is how it should be. It's always nice to save for date nights and vacays!!!!! Also - thanks for following - and encouraging me for the love/dare :-)

Happy Daily said...

I so agree! That is how D and I are thinking of it too!

What great photos and memories!

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

Saving money for private fun times is very important for US also!

sarah said...

Such a wonderful motto!

Justine said...

I wish we had more money to go on trips!

PS You and Garth are SO cute together!! You guys have the BIGGEST smiles! :) LOVE it! :)

Lucy Marie said...

It's a great motto. Sometimes we get caught up in saving and preparing for the future that we forget to have fun NOW while it's just the two of us.

Meg said...

Great motto, friend! :) Ya'll are so cute together!

Sarah Rosemary said...

This is a great motto -- sometimes we get bogged down in saving, putting things off until later, but you are exactly right! Now is the best time :)

New England Girl said...

Your relationship is such a wonderful example of a truly loving couple. I adore your stories and the bond you two share! :)

KC said...

You're adorable! I'm glad you enjoy life and each other!!

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

LOVE the motto...words to live by!!!

Annie said...

aw, i love this post!
you two are so cute and do so many fun things together!! :)

what a fabulous motto to live by!
my fiance and need to adopt that one.

mrs.leah.maria said...

I think any marriage motto is awesome, but I love your's!

In this wonderful life... said...

love this! I think it's so important to have time together..esp now..before kids :) you guys are SO cute!

Tara Gibson said...

awwww one of your bests posts ever girl!

oneheart-twohands said...

It is so important to spend time with your husband! I, too, cherish all of the time I get to spend with mine. I love going and doing random things together! I think it's beautiful that you spend this time with your husband and cherish it! :) All of those trips sound fun!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

you've got it right girl! take as many fun little adventures as you can, you'll have lots of fun adventures after little ones too, but it is such a special time to get to go together=) so cute!

Patty Ann said...

thanks for stopping by!!!

we're honeymooning in hawaii, got any travel tips?

Anne Carr said...

Sweet!!! My honey & I are vacationing in Hawaii this winter, he works in Grand Rapids, and we spent part of our honeymoon in Traverse City. *sigh* it was SO beautiful there!

Nessa said...

Awww. love it.

very married said...

i love the motto. i have a very similar one.

ps. how was nyc?? did you visit bk?

AmberDenae said...

love it!! as I've said before, you inspire me. I'm not even married but you give me hope that marriage is fun and worth all the struggles! :)

katie + bret said...

You guys have a fantastic marriage and a GREAT, loving relationship!

Getaways are the best and completely necessary!

Lauren said...

Love this! We have certainly taken advantage of our child-free years! I'm so thankful that we have the resources to do this!

Red Lipstick Style said...

aaaahhh your blog is just SWEEET! I love it! You are a beautiful couple. All the best.

Perfectly Pleasant said...

What a great way to live!

Gwen said...

Love your marriage motto and your photos!!! XOXO

Surrounded By Boys said...

You are so smart to take advantage of this time when it's just the two of you! Once you have kids...well, you already know it won't be the same! Good for you!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

awwww..... I love it. We also have done quite a bit of traveling in our two years of marriage. I love that we can just take off whenever we want (as long as we have someone to watch the pups of course).

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I am so glad that my hubs and I have had all this time just the two of us! I know so many couples that had kids right away, which is awesome, but for us, I'm glad we've been able to pick up and road trip for a weekend, or randomly go to a super nice restaurant on a Tuesday!!

Brittany Ann said...

So so so true! Thank you for this!

d.a.r. said...

That is an awesome mindset!!!!!

MissJody said...

Garth is....just
*Wonderful*

Pleasant Drive said...

Cute post and wonderful motto! I agree, wholeheartedly, that this is the time of our lives!

Shanny said...

Yeahhhhh, live it up!

Ashley @ {Let Go, Laughing} said...

you guys are awesome and so cute together!

i would love to be able to just road trip to new york! i love new york but a road trip would take a couple weeks for us haha (we could probably do it in one week but if your gonna road trip from cali to NY, you wanna stop and see stuff along the way!)

Q, La, and Gooner said...

This is so special! I love that your relationship is SO STRONG!

Jane said...

Great motto & great pictures!!

Kassie said...

What a beautiful post!! I'm not even married, but this is completely the mindset I think my newlywed friends should have. Some plan for the future TOO much, when they should live now before kids come along!! Good for you. :)

Miss Sassy Pants said...

You guys are too cute! I love that you're still honeymooners!!

I can't wait to share pics!

Our pastor suggested that we put away a little bit of money or even just loose change for date nights even if they're "cheap" date nights after we're married. Can't wait for those!!

Katie said...

How sweet!

Jules said...

That is such a great motto to live by and you're definitely doing the right thing. I don't ever want to look back and regret anything either. You've taken some fabulous trips and have gotten to spend some wonderful time together.

Lil' Woman said...

What great memories you guys are making! :)