Last week Jeff and I celebrated our nine year wedding anniversary. We were working on a big order at the time and thought perhaps we’d wait a few days and celebrate after we got it wrapped up and mailed out. We do that sometimes, celebrate things later, like last year when I wanted to celebrate my birthday right after our festival was done. But we decided to take the afternoon off from work instead and head to the beach. I was glad we celebrated on the actual day because right after we enjoyed a delicious meal out to eat, we went to the ocean and seemed to stumble across the most beautiful beach day. It was supposed to be windy that day and usually the mornings are less windy at the beach and a better time to visit, so we thought our afternoon visit might be pretty darn windy, but it turned out to be so warm and pleasant. The whole time there was deeply relaxing for all of us. Laying on the earth, dipping our feet in the cool water, and feeling the warmth of the sun on our faces in our warm little nook by a creek… and then that glorious background music of the ocean and that wonderfully fresh air… ahh, all so refreshing. These days, whether it’s a birthday or an anniversary, Jeff and I want to go to the ocean to celebrate. Always the ocean. It’s one of our very favorite places to be.