For our 3rd anniversary, we chose to keep it simple. Since Emmylou was born, we have been going non-stop (moving, visiting Sydney, new job, new home); a simple picnic at sunset seemed just right! So on 8/8, we packed up the baby, dog and some food and wine for an evening Out Bush.
On our wedding night, we snuck out with our photographer to take a few pictures at sunset. It is really a sweet time to reflect and it’s becoming a tradition (see the post on our 2nd anniversary sunset picnic here).
As a couple, we have been blessed and challenged so much this year! I would say year 3 had both the greatest risks and rewards for our marriage and we are a stronger couple because of it. It was also the year we became a family instead of a couple, so we had lots to celebrate! Soaking it all in over a gorgeous, Outback sunset was absolute perfection, if you ask me.
We had a magical evening together and enjoyed spending time with our little family outdoors. Before we left Virginia, I had secretly gotten a wedding album from our amazing photographer. After 3 years, we have the most beautiful book to savor that perfect day! We enjoyed looking through the album and reading a few, sweet cards while the sun set. We even spotted a few roos!
If you haven’t done a sunset picnic near you, I really hope you will. Jon and I so enjoyed the peace and quiet time away from the usual nightly chores. It turned out to be a pretty awesome and romantic date (even with the baby and the dog along)!
Here’s a video of our celebration, which I think captures the magic of the evening, perfectly. Cheers!
K, J, EL & P