Showing posts with label anniversary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label anniversary. Show all posts

Aspen and Maroon Bells

Sometimes real life gets away from you and it takes four extra months to get away for a ten year anniversary. Or more appropriately, it takes four months for your babysitter to show up. :)

Last weekend we had Chris's mom in town and she offered to watch the girls for a couple nights for us. After exploring a few options, we decided to drive a few hours west and spend some time in Aspen, Colorado. Truthfully, most of my Aspen knowledge comes from watching various Housewives film and cat fight there. I had also heard and seen many pictures of Maroon Bells and Crystal Mill and we were excited to see both. 

Sunday morning we hiked to Crater Lake beneath the stunningly beautiful Maroon Bells mountains. We had missed the pretty fall colors by a couple weeks, but we did get to park close to the trail head and were not bothered with many other visitors. Going in the 'mud season' is really the best time to visit the more popular places in the mountains. No shuttles to the trail head and more peace and quiet on the trail.

We stayed at the Limelight Hotel and I really can't recommend it more highly. It was centrally located downtown and they can make a mean mac & cheese. We ended up ordering in our last night in Aspen because I was coming down with something. Though we were sad we weren't able to eat somewhere fancy, our meal was still delicious.

Aspen was truly a great place to celebrate our anniversary and we loved that it was so close to some admirable views. 

Have you ever been? What were your favorite things to do there?

Happy to spend the last 10 years with this guy!

A shot from Independence Pass on our drive back home.

how to hike your way to a happy anniversary

Not many words today, just lots of pictures. I wanted to share some awesome scenery from our hike last Thursday. Chris and I celebrated our 9th anniversary (finally) and got to hike through some pretty rad mountain valleys. The only downside was that our lab, Maya, didn't quite enjoy it as much as we did. Her little paws got pretty sore about half way through. Chris had to carry her a bit. So a word of caution, if you take an inside-dog hiking, bring booties to protect their paws.

happy anniversary

This week my husband and I celebrated our 9th anniversary.

Like most important events in my life, I'm a little late to the party. Our actual anniversary was on Wednesday. 

Here are a few photos of our goofball-ness in action. Love you hubby!

happy 8th anniversary

It's been almost 13 years since I met this guy,

and we're celebrating 8 years of marriage today!

Thank you for being an awesome husband, loving father to our girls, and my partner in life!