It really is the little things that give true meaning and purpose to our lives. I was reminded how much it truly is the thought that counts when it comes to special occasions. December 13, 2010 my husband and I celebrated our second anniversary. My husband is one of the most thoughtful people I have ever met. He always thinks of everyone else before himself. He is such an amazing man.

For our anniversary, he took the day off work so we could spend our special day together and celebrate the love that brought us together in the first place. We went out to breakfast and then he took me to an adorable outlet mall in Park City, Utah to spend the day doing one of my favorite activities…..SHOPPING! The thought that he put into our day did not cost a lot. But he showed me, as he always does, that he loves me and values our marriage, friendship and relationship.

I know I have said it before but I will say again how important it is as parents to take time for ourselves without the kids. We were lucky and the kids were in school! But we realize we have to constantly and consistently love and nurture our marriage and our relationship. This can be true and important not only for our love relationship but friendships as well. We have to fulfill our needs as people so that we have the fuel to give to our children too. It was so great to reconnect with each other and have a day escape to enjoy each other’s company and to be reminded what we are working for each and every day of our lives creating a happy, healthy, and loving marriage and family.