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Last Updated on August 30, 2016 by Diane Hoffmaster
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When my husband and I got married, we were pretty much poor starving graduate students. Our furniture was a miss matched collection of whatever I found at yard sales and none of our dinner dishes matched. We were lucky if we could find a dish in the cabinet that didn't have a crack in it, much less anything that was stylish and attractive. When we set up our wedding registry we had our eyes on things that were practical. Salt and pepper shakers may seem boring but I was excited to finally have a matching set. If I knew THEN what I know NOW I would have planned my wedding registry totally differently! Who cares about matching salt and pepper shakers when what really makes a marriage is the adventures you have with your spouse!
After almost 20 years of marriage I can tell you straight up that what has drawn my husband and I closer to one another is not matching salt and pepper shakers but spending time together doing things that we enjoy. Adventures together make memories that will last a lifetime but they also bring you closer together. And if you don't commit to some quality, adventurous time together your marriage won't be anywhere near as much fun as it could be!
My husband and I's favorite trips have always been our motorcycle adventures up into the mountains. Living in Atlanta can be fun at time but riding our bike in city traffic is NOT enjoyable! Taking the motorcycle up into the mountains of North Georgia gives us time away from work, kids, and the stresses of life so that we can spend time reconnecting with each other. On the last few trips we have gone on we pack hiking gear on the back of the motorcycle and spend time hiking as well as biking. Getting off the beaten path and onto a remote hiking trail is a great way to spend quality time with your significant other. I really think our marriage is stronger because of those trips and while we don't get away as much as I would like to we try and plan a motorcycle adventure as often as we can!
Had we known 20 years ago where our marriage would be taking us I would have planned our wedding registry to include things like the Canon EOS Rebel T5I ! What better way to capture those adventurous moments but with a nice digital camera? Definitely a much more exciting wedding registry addition than matching salt and pepper shakers!
If you are designing your wedding registry in the coming months I highly recommend you plan for adventure! Think about taking your marriage off the beaten track....plan for a trip into the wild and not just dinner parties! Or at least consider taking your dinner outside once in a while. Putting the Picnic Time XL Blanket Tote on your Target Wedding registry will encourage you to dine under the stars once in a while! No matching salt and pepper shakers needed!
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.