Jay and I splurged and took an early 10th anniversary trip to Punta Cana last month, and to say it was amazing would be a gross understatement. It was too good for words. We had a great time just hanging out with each other, Jay golfed 18 holes, I read three books, we met some new friends, and we sat on a boat and just breathed in all of that open space.
The kids had fun with Grandma and we were happy knowing they were kept alive while we swam with sharks.
Spending all of that alone time with Jay was really great. I remembered how fun he can be when he is relaxed and I reminded him of how hot I am. Before we left I found this list of Rules for a Happy Marriage, and I've tried to live by these everyday since.
I do have one rule to add, however. Rule #11: Take your spouse on an all inclusive vacation to the beach, eat and drink whenever and whatever you want, hold hands all the time, walk on the beach, swim in the ocean, and whenever anything goes wrong, blame it on the hotel staff. Repeat annually.