A lot has happened since we had our first dance as husband and wife two years ago today. We’ve lived together with our cat Max in a little one bedroom apartment in Chicago, mastering a carefully orchestrated dance during dinnertime since only one of us could be in the tiny kitchen at the same time. We made fires in our wood fireplace in the winter and took walks through Lincoln Park in the summer. We saved money and miles. We finally got to participate in the married couples’ dance at our friends’ weddings. We lost Max to a bad illness earlier this year. We both quit our jobs. We packed up all the stuff in from our little, beloved apartment and put it all in storage. We bought one-way tickets to Japan. We’ve since visited thirty-two countries and counting and now find ourselves on our second wedding anniversary in Tel Aviv, Israel staying in a rented room of a wonderful family’s home. We’ll probably have falafel for our anniversary dinner. It’s a far cry from the five-course, fancy meal of our first anniversary, but we couldn’t be happier. We’ve spent nearly every moment together over the last six months. I thought all the love we experienced during our wedding would make it the happiest day of our lives, but since then we’ve climbed volcanoes, hiked the Great Wall, explored the dessert, and also were stuck together for hours in immigration lines, slept in airports, and took care of each other when we were very sick. Two years in, and I know life on the road of marriage only gets better and better.
Happy Anniversary you two! Funny how you say, ‘I thought all the love we experienced during our wedding would make it the happiest day of our lives, but since then we’ve climbed volcanoes, hiked the Great Wall, explored the dessert’ you aren’t speaking metaphorically, that is the real deal! Congratulation and wishing you many more together!! xxoo
Thanks, as always, for the sweet words, Karrie!
Happy Anniversary. So glad you two found each other. Love you!
Mary McCausland says
Happy Anniversary, Lauren and Chris!! 2 years ago we all got to share in the magic and celebrate your love.
Thank you so much for continuing to share your adventures of the road, and your blogs so we are also along for the ride !
Thanks, Mary Mary!
This is so sweet! We have such fond memories of your wedding and miss you guys so much! Happy 2nd Anniversary! We can’t wait to see you sometime in the new year. <3
Thanks, Carrie! Can’t wait for our fantastic reunion… whenever it will be (soon hopefully)!
Ellen Berendt says
Happy Anniversary and many more magical moments.
Thank you, Ellen!
Susan McCausland says
Happy Anniversary. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and adventures with us. I’m enjoying being a part of your lives. Susan (and Ken)
Karen Huckabone says
Happy second anniversary. You and Chris as amazing people and we couldn’t be more proud of you. Uncle B and I love you both.
Thanks, Ren and Uncle B!
Sara Albert says
Happy Anniversary. Time has flown by so quickly. You both are so special and I am blessed to have you in my life.
Thank you, Sara, and very much likewise 🙂
Jen Siebers says
Happy (belated) Anniversary!
Happy anniversary to two amazing travel buddies! Love and miss you both!!
Thank you, lady, and we miss you too!