Sunday, September 23, 2012

21 years on the 21st

Happy 21st Anniversary to us

We celebrated our anniversary Friday afternoon mountain biking in Park City before we hit Main Street that evening for dinner.  Can I just say how glad I am we decided to get married in September - really, every year it's such a beautiful time to get out and do something together. The original plan was to head up and take a couple runs on the Alpine Slide before dinner, but after a little more thought, we decided to rent some bikes and have a go at the mountain.  We have been talking forever about finally upgrading our old mountain bikes, so we decided to rent to see what we've been missing.  Ya, it only took about 2 minutes to realize our circa 1990 bikes are a tad outdated.  So, donning matching helmets and matching bikes, courtesy of Jans we hit the trails . . . 

My attempt to get us both in a pic on the chairlift

 Beautiful Park City Mountain Resort
The bright aspens against the brilliant blue fall sky were spectacular!

After dropping off the bikes and spiffing up courtesy the Yarrow hotel bathrooms (perfect place for cleaning up and changing after skiing or biking . . .), we took a trip down memory lane and walked around the newly remodeled Washington School Inn where we spent our first night of our honeymoon so many years ago.  The proprietor was so kind to let us wander around and view the renovations.  It was just lovely and I was having no luck at all talking Chris into checking in for the evening (it definitely wasn't $450/nt when we stayed there), but it sure was stunning inside.

Our conversation over dinner was one of reflection, as well as looking forward.  This weekend was pretty full and it was interesting to wonder what we would have thought if someone had told us on the day we got married that in twenty-one years on the weekend we were celebrating our anniversary we would . . .
  • have two teenagers heading to the homecoming football game with their friends on Friday night
  • watch our daughter get ready for her first high school dance Saturday afternoon
  • send our son with his Dad's car to pick up his Homecoming date for an "all day extravaganza"
  • sit on the sidelines cheering my 11 year old daughter during her volleyball game
  • take our 8 year old daughter to a birthday party
  • celebrate with our 15 year old her undefeated high school tennis season
  • discuss the progress of our 17 year old's college application
  • listen to two girls practice piano & ask one daughter to practice, despite protest
  • need to make sure all homework was complete
  • complete my visa application for our trip to China
  • have the privilege to sit surrounded by my four amazing children during the Brigham City temple dedication (broadcast) and know that this is what life is all about . . . our marriage, our children, our family, and the gospel.

1 comment:

Kristi said...

It's a good life! You have had a great 21 years together, and it sounds like there are more good memories around the bend. Congrats! It is no small thing to create a beautiful marriage and family.