The first 20 years included raising a daughter, many moves across many states, so many memories (both good and bad), and many many milestones. There was a time I dreaded this point in our marriage, not knowing what it would bring, whether we'd still love one another once we didn't have a daughter keeping us together, wondering if our different interests would simply take us farther and farther from one another.
I have found in the last year with our empty nest that I don't dread what the next 20 years will bring; I look forward to it! I have found I am enjoying getting to know my husband again. It seems at times that we spent much of the first 20 surrounded by many people and the last year we have had much more time with just the two of us. Our life is very different from what it once was. Over all the first 20 years were wonderful and I'd definitely do it again, but I look forward with anticipation to what the rest of our lives together will bring!
We went away for the weekend to celebrate our "milestone" and spent a couple of days in Corpus Christi.
We played tourist and had our photo taken in front of one of the shops:
We toured the USS Lexington:
And of course touring the USS Lexington included walking the plank!
We visited the Texas State Aquarium:
We sat on a beach and watched 4th of July fireworks:
And we walked along quiet beaches: