Wow. I can’t believe it’s been 11 years. 11 years of happiness with such an amazing man. Mat & I started dating on May 1st, 2001. At 13 years old! We got married on May 1st, 2010, on our 9 year anniversary. So this year, we celebrated 2 great years of marriage & 11 total years together!
To celebrate our anniversary this year we decided to take a trip back to Catalina. Where it all started; well, at least this marriage chapter in our lives. We fell in love with Catalina on our 5 year anniversary. I surprised Mat with the trip and we had a blast. So for our 8 year anniversary, Mat took me back and proposed. Catalina is our go-to place. It’s our place to just BE; to GET AWAY from life and put our phones/computers away and just be together, on an island, where we can’t just get in the car and go. It forces us to relax. This trip is exactly what we needed and we had an amazing time
It was our first overnighter on the island. We stayed at Hotel Metropole and it was gorgeous. So comfy and stylish. We played mini-golf, relaxed on the beach, cruised around the shops like we usually do but this time we were able to do a little more. We rented some bikes and cruised down to Descanso Beach for some drinks, had dinner at a swanky restaurant, kayaked, etc. It was so fun and I’m so lucky to have such a great man to spend this time with.
Mat, I love you with all my heart and I’m so happy we have created this life together. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Happy Anniversary to the man of my dreams!
Without further ado, here are some pictures from our trip
Yes…that is JennZILLA making an appearance in the picture below. Oh and of course, my handsome husband.
The Avalon Grille. Hands DOWN my new favorite restaurant. So delicious. (Left – Mine: Filet mignon & Right – Mat’s: Some fishy dish)
The picture on the left is just down right HANDSOME! And the picture to the right is blurry but perfection. Probably my favorite picture of my husband, to-date. So happy. So him.
He looks too happy to be going home…
So long Catalina! Until next time!