According to the Traditional Anniversary Gifts by Year, "wood" is the gift theme assigned to help commemorate five years of wedded bliss. We'd been throwing around ideas for our fifth anniversary (January 10th), for a few months and had yet to make a decision until I came home late one December evening to a cuba libre and a stack of papers with witty one-liners ending with "driftwood." Happy Anniversary to me. I mean us. Ben had booked a mid-Winter trip to the lovely St. John.
We've had the treat of visiting this U.S. Virgin Island before with Ben's folks (they own a fabulous villa there) -- gorgeous beaches, beautiful hiking, novels upon novels by the ocean and endless rum -- but this round would be accompanied by a little one who isn't much into novels (or rum, for that matter). Though it was a much different experience (more chasing, less reading) it was so much fun to see Ruthie-girl fall in love with the ocean. My film is on it's way to sunny California for processing but in the meantime, here's a peek at our Vitamin-D-filled trip via Instagram photos.

St. John, USVI | Lily Glass Photography Travel
St. John, USVI | Lily Glass Photography Travel
St. John, USVI | Lily Glass Photography Travel
St. John, USVI | Lily Glass Photography Travel
St. John, USVI | Lily Glass Photography Travel
St. John, USVI | Lily Glass Photography Travel

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