Monday, January 27, 2014

An Anniversary Post

Last week my husband and I had a very rare opportunity.  We were able to take a two day, one night get away...without the kids!  The occasion; celebrating our 15th anniversary.  In just that small amount of time we were able to fit in some of our favorite activities: hiking, beach time, exploring, dining, and wine tasting.

MISSION FALLS TRAIL in SANTA BARBARA











This was us relaxing on a big boulder under a large canopy oak tree at the end of our hike.  It was amazing!

ARROYO BURRO BEACH in SANTA BARBARA
LOS OLIVOS and SANTA YNEZ VALLEY (Zaca Station Rd.)


While in Solvang, we toured the Santa Ynez Mission and were very lucky to have the priest give us an anniversary blessing.  It meant so much to both of us.  I hope you don't mind but I just wanted to post a picture of us 15 years ago a few months after our wedding on our first trip to Sequoia National Park (for prosperity's sake):

 
We discovered that even after 15 years we still enjoy the exact same outdoor things to do together...we also found ourselves scouting for possible day trips with the kids and planning a few family camping/road trips for the rest of the year.  They would certainly enjoy the nature trails and oh, the things we could talk about.  The books we could read.  Funny how my mind works 15 yrs later;  CM, nature study, books, living education...love it!

7 comments:

Eva said...

Happy anniversary, Jenny! Beautiful pictures and so warm!! We are enjoying a particularly cold winter this year. Seeing you dressed in shorts seems so bizarre for us here. Wonderful you could get away!

...they call me mommy... said...

Happy Anniversary!! :D My hubby and I will be celebrating 12 years this fall!

Amy

Jenny said...

Thanks ladies, lol!

Eva, the winter seems to just have skipped us all together...I think our state is facing one the driest seasons in years!! We are on water conservation mode :(

Amy, can't wait to see how you celebrate in the fall :D

Eva said...

Hard to believe that you have to watch your water consumption!! I should send you some snow.

Amanda said...

Mercy.

I was eating that guacamole tonight and thought of you;-) I'm still not getting feed updates on your blog, so I'm going to resubscribe again.

What a treat to catch up with you today friend.

But I had to comment on this post and how lovely it was. The photos are gorgeous and your love for one another shines through.

Miss You!

Love,
Amanda

Jenny said...

Hi Amanda, life is busy...but you're in my thoughts and prayers always. Thanks for your lovely words! Olivia and I were inspired to make soap with our Keepers group this past December. They loved it! We're continuing to work on knitted wash cloths so we might do another soap session for Mother's Day ;) LOL!

Amanda said...

Yay!

I know you had fun doing this. By far, it's our most favorite handicraft.

Mothers day sounds like a good time to do this again!