December 18, Kirk and I celebrated our ten year anniversary. We had always planned on going to Hawaii, Mexico, or some other tropical-like place to celebrate this great milestone. But, given as how we already had Disneyland season passes, we thought that it might be kind of fun to go together, on a childless Disney trip. Plus, as an added bonus, it was definitely a cheaper option.
I wasn't too sure how the trip was going to be. Disneyland is fun, but mostly because the kids are having fun. It is such a magical place to a child and seeing it through their eyes make it fun. I wasn't too sure how fun it would be without the kids.
We ended up having a great trip though, and in some ways, it was one of my favorite trips we have every taken. Disneyland is so much less stressful without kids. We were able to just slow down and enjoy. We were able to do what we wanted to do, without worrying about keeping everyone happy. And, the magic was still there. It was the first time I have ever been to Disneyland during Christmas time and I loved the festive decorations and atmosphere. It made us want to go back next Christmas time, so that the kids can experience the Christmas magic.
The greatest thing about the trip was just having a few days together to reconnect and to focus on us. There is no one I would rather have gone to Disneyland with. I am an incredibly lucky woman to be married to such an amazing man. He truly is my better half and makes me a better person. The last ten years have been incredibly magical and I am looking forward to many, many more. I love you, Kirk!