May 19, 2016

Celebrating 20 Years of Marriage

Do you have that special place in your life where everything just feels "right" and you can totally relax? A place where you can share a glass of wine, a perfect sip, with a special someone? For me, it is the porch at our family's cabin in the mountains. My husband and I will be celebrating 20 years of marriage this summer and we are very excited to reach this milestone. We recently spent an evening together in our favorite spot while enjoying a glass of Chateau Ste. Michelle wine and I wrote about it in an article for that you can find here.

Chateau Ste. Michelle wines are our go-to wines for their quality, taste and availability. On this particular evening, we enjoyed a crisp Columbia Valley Riesling and paired it with a light snack of cheese and grapes with crackers. While sipping our wine, we talked about how far we have come in 20 years and what our plans for the summer are. I was reminded of the saying, "anticipation is greater than the reward" as we enjoyed a perfect evening while making plans of what is to come. Sometimes, the planning is the best part!
With 3 growing sons, our lives move at a rather hectic pace. Our oldest will be starting college this fall and therefore we don't have the funds or the time to plan a big, fancy vacation for our anniversary. But that's okay by us. We will definitely spend some more time in the mountains with this family we've created over the past 20 years. Maybe we will go out to dinner at a fancy restaurant on our actual anniversary. We will certainly spend many more evenings just like this one, winding down after a busy day full of activities on the lake. It is always so fun to make plans at the beginning of summer. So many possibilities!
Quiet evenings like these are the real stuff that a marriage is made of. Spending time talking together while enjoying some wine is the recipe for a happy and contented life, at least for us. Chateau Ste. Michelle wine is widely available at most grocery stores, wine shops, liquor stores and through their online store. I also stocked up on a few bottles of another one of our summer favorites, Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Chardonnay while I was at the local wine store. Where would you choose to enjoy your "one perfect sip"?
Looking for more inspiration this summer? Check out Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 10 Perfect Sips lists, with ideas for amazing getaways, summer party themes, and other moments that pair perfectly with wine and to find out more about their summer sweepstakes.

This post is sponsored by Chateau Ste. Michelle, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. Love my Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling! My go to wine. I love the vignette you created. Happy Anniversary!!

  2. Happy Anniversary early. We will be 45 years this fall. To me it just gets better and better - if you are lucky and I think we all are.

  3. 35 for us this year! And we'll probably be at our cabin, too--our escape from real life!

  4. Sounds like a perfect way to celebrate a special anniversary! Lovely photos, Courtney!

  5. Congrats on 20, we reach 5 years married this Fall. :)