Saturday, September 12, 2009

Paradise found!

A tradition we have done over the years is escape on a "mini" moon on our Anniversary! This year Wade whisked me up to the Pine Mountains for a romantic retreat. We spent two nights at the cabin. It was so fun to be there, "just the two of us"! The best part about the whole thing is that our kids are so independent, so that we can be spontaneous. Wade and I decided to leave, the morning of, we were already there before the kids could be told. I don't think they even minded. We weren't planning on staying two days, so when I called Laurisa to see if we could stay, I told her we were having too much fun and weren't ready to come home, she said, " You don't have to come home, you can stay." I'm so glad that we got permission!
We really enjoy hiking together and usually spend our Anniversary on a hike. Driving to our hiking destination we missed the turn off by about 20 minutes. We were so glad because we found a hike called, "primitive road". It truly felt like paradise. It was so breathtakingly beautiful. We hiked down a canyon with a running stream in the ravine. Once we reached the stream we played in the water for hours and never wanted to leave. We were the only ones on the hike all day. The sign before entering the hike said not maintained, hazardous to public use. If the ranger had not told us about this secret place we would never have found paradise. It truly felt like we had "paradise" all to ourselves!
We played games, road the 4 wheeler, watched movies and dined at charming outdoor lodges! It was a great way to celebrate 22 years~

8 comments:

marilyn said...

You two know how to celebrate that looks like so much fun, the best part is whatever you do together it is fun, the hike looked so beautiful I'm ready to leave right now! Love you both congradulations on a wonderful 22 years together!!!!

Britt said...

I am so glad that you two had so much fun together! Great pictures.

Jen S. said...

Congratulations to the cutest couple ever! You are wonderful examples of a loving marriage and family!

Amber said...

I've always been grateful to you for sharing the importance of couple getaways and weekly dates. They have been such an anchor and source of memories. These pictures are stunning. I would really enjoy a hike like that. Reminds me of Zions with the sticks in the river. Glad you got permission from home to go!

I missed calling you back. After the library, we had Stake Conf. We need to catch up!

michelle said...

Congratulations on 22 years! It looks like the 2 of you had such a wonderful time. You really are an example to me. I LOVE spending time with my spouse, but need to remember, to spend time alone with him. I am working on it, after all of these years! :)

Joslyn Marie said...

I loved your hair tie that Dad creatively made for you!!! :) You guys are the cutest couple in the whole world AND are my parents! I love you ! Happy TWENTY TWO!

Christy and John said...

You guys look like you haven't aged a bit from 22 years ago. You guys are so cute. Mini-moons are what keep marriages going. I can tell that you have something special. What a great example to your kids.

Christina said...

What a fun anniversary! I love when you find things unexpectedly!