June 23, 2012

Life is an Adventure

You can have plans and things all figured out but how often do things go EXACTLY as planned? Life has a way of twisting and turning in all sorts of directions that you didn't even know were possible. I like to think of it as an Adventure. I'm so thankful that my Father goes before me and prepares the way. You see I believe if we are open to this Adventure and we are willing to walk in faith, then there's no limit to the blessings that can abound.

Today is my 5 year wedding anniversary! I feel so lucky to be married to my best friend.

Every year we make a point to go somewhere we haven't been before and to celebrate the gift marriage has been.  It's a time to reflect and renew. It's such a great way to jump start the next year!

We had an amazing time our first anniversary exploring Utah. The red sandstone is magnificent against the azure blue sky. Squeezing and puzzling our way through Peek-A-Boo Canyon was something I will never forget.

The second year we explored Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. That is one amazing place! My favorite memory was hiking to, and soaking in, a backcountry hot-spring. Something you didn't think you could do in Yellowstone huh? It's not recommended, we had very detailed directions that led us there. It was a pretty thrilling experience.

We went to New Mexico the 3rd year.  We enjoyed the local culture and finding Petroglyphs and Hieroglyphs. There was the most amazing lavender farm we stayed at called Los Poblanos Inn. It was a magical place. Oh, and New Mexico has AMAZING food. 

Our 4th year we spent camping in northern Minnesota. We loved exploring around Lake Superior. Grand Marais was my favorite, it's beautiful country up there near the Boundary Waters. If you've never been before, when you go you've got to try some smoked white fish, it's outta this world good.

And now we are celebrating our 5th year! We've been saving to go to Europe. I really wanted to go to Croatia but then the Cookie Monster found an amazing deal for Italy. I've been before but he hasn't so I knew we would have an amazing time together. The deal was for March which was going to be a little earlier than our actual anniversary. Unfortunately I needed a pretty sudden surgery to remove a large cyst. So going out of the county was out of the question until I was completely healed. 

Now it's the actual day of our anniversary and what are we doing?  PACKING. We are loading up the moving truck tomorrow and headed to the Pocono Mountains. Instead of going on some amazing trip we are driving across the country with all of our worldly possessions. We actually don't close on our house until July 2nd so we are going in Faith that all will work out. It's been unbelievable how this is falling into place. My husband got a job transfer to Pennsylvania and we realized that we could spend less buying rather than renting. We were lead to the most beautiful blue farmhouse with an amazing property. It all happened so fast.  I can't believe I'm going to have my own place to do whatever I want to! It's like having a HUGE blank canvas. 

I think this is a pretty amazing anniversary. I can't wait to see where the next 5 years will take us! Do you do anything special when it's your anniversary or have any traditions? It's never too late to start if you don't.

1 comment:

  1. Wow first of all HAPPY ANNIVERSARY !!! 5 years is a huge milestone, I'm so happy for you two. And I adore that you do something different every year...and this year the Lord has lead you to a move, and a pretty awesome sounding blue farm house!? Can't wait for pictures :o

    Isn't Grand Marais theeeeeeeee best!? Did you have Sven and Ole's pizza?? I love the north shore so so much. Have you heard about the flooding in Duluth? First my town was in the news and then Duluth, so sad.

    Good luck with the move, I'll be thinking about you and praying you guys through:)


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