Yesterday Andrew and I were very blessed to mark our 6th year anniversary as a couple. This year we didn't have much money to spend on celebrating and I was determined for us to have something a little more exciting than a movie date...so instead I created our own surprise romantic teepee retreat on our front deck! Andrew is in the final weeks of finishing up his degree, so I wanted him to be surprised when he got home from a hard day of work and to know how ridiculously proud I am of him!
I had so much fun transforming our deck into a vintage, 1970's inspired hideaway. I wanted to create something that summed up who we are, while keeping it simple-I just gathered beautiful bits and pieces from around our home and created them into something different!
I also kept our dinner summery and simple; yummy bits and pieces to pop on pull-apart bread and crackers, with our favourite beer and wine to celebrate!
We had such a lovely evening eating, sipping beverages, napping and reminiscing over the many memories that we have created in the past 6 years! The teepee was such a cosy hideaway that we tucked ourselves away for most of the evening from sunset, until the sky was jet black and scattered with stars.
And in getting as PDA as is possible on the internet- Andrew, this is for you...I can't think of anyone else more perfect that I could have shared the past 6 years of my life with. You are my anchor, comedian, intellectual equal, snuggle monster and best friend. You tolerate my stress, weirdness, creative chaos, the multiple broken cats I bring home, and you help me find my colouring pencils when I lose them. We are at such a massive turning point in our lives learning what it means to be 'real grown ups' (not that I ever think that will apply to us!) and I feel so excited and safe about this- because it's you. Thank you for being beautiful, wonderful, weird, you. So here is to so many, many, many, many, many, many more crazy, exciting, loving years to come. ♥