Webster’s dictionary defines an “anniversary” as a celebration or other commemorative ritual marking the date of an important event.

My husband and I recently celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary by going away together for a few days to Cape Cod; we had an amazing time going on a winery tour, whale watching, long walks on the beach and lots of quality time together. With 5 kids, it’s pretty hard to get time to just talk quietly, so this time together was a great way for us to re-connect.

But we did realize that our weekend was missing something, our kids! They are such a huge part of who we are and what we do. And I began to understand that our marriage was just not about us, but that when we got married, it made our family whole. In addition to my 3 children, I adopted my brother & sister years ago, and the day we said “I DO” everything just came together effortlessly. My husband is the best step-dad, older brother, friend, advisor and mentor to my children.

So we decided that going forward our anniversary will not just be about him and I, but about our entire family.

Best wishes & happy planning your upcoming anniversaries!

Melissa @ Events by Missy