We've had 20 wonderful years together by enjoying the small moments

May 19, 2016 at 2:07 p.m. ET
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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 perfect sip from a glass of wine 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.

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 grapes and cheese and crackers. I also stocked up on a few bottles of another one of our summer favorites, Chardonnay while I was at the local wine store. While sipping our wine, we talked about how far we have come in 20 years and our plans for the summer. As we enjoyed a perfect evening while making plans for what is to come, I was reminded of the saying, "Anticipation is greater than the reward." Sometimes the planning is the best part!

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With three growing sons, our lives move at a rather hectic pace. Our oldest will be starting college this fall. Therefore, we don't have the funds or the time to plan a big, fancy vacation for our anniversary. But that's OK 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 makes a marriage. Spending time talking together while enjoying some wine is the recipe for a happy and contented life, at least for us.

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.

This post is sponsored by Chateau Ste. Michelle.

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