Over the last few days we’ve been enjoying some time away from the grind of the average day and have retreated to Banff, Alberta. My in-laws were very excited to take W for the time we were away to allow us some time to celebrate our 5th year anniversary.
I’ve often said it’s important to make sure your relationship is number one and this is a prime example where my wife and I need to make sure our relationship is on track and that we take the time to properly celebrate our anniversary. We could have gone somewhere warm if we wanted however we decided to take in the Banff and Lake Louise area because it’s a pretty special area for us. It’s where I proposed to my wife over 5 years ago. Not only that it is the mountains which are always magical no matter what season we come.
When I look back over the last 5 years I have to say the biggest accomplishment outside of W, is giving my wife the choice and ability to be a stay at home wife. That is bigger than most can imagine I think. She’s able to give our son the care and attention he needs, not some daycare instilling their own values into him. However I’ll digress a bit here as this post is about us taking some time to celebrate our anniversary.
It was important that we pay for our vacation in cash, and even though we are debt free and could virtually go anywhere with the savings we have, we decided to hit up Banff/Lake Louise for the reason mentioned above. We’ve been on so many vacations in the past where we just easily swiped our credit card, even our 1st year anniversary in Lake Louise. We just thought we deserved it and no matter what we were going to celebrate in style and really put ourselves further into debt. This time feels so much better and freeing, no stress when we come back home to large bills and no worries that we are going backwards.
Well I should get back to enjoying my time here in Banff at our beautiful resort and more importantly my wife who’s the most amazing woman in the world. She is primarily the reason why we are where we are in life and is determined to continue our success so that we can continue many more vacations like this. Love you LB!