Thursday, April 7, 2016

It's Been A Lot Of Years

What has been a lot of years?
Being married 44 years to this guy...April 7th, 1972.

He planned the day.
It was his idea to go for a hike to celebrate our anniversary.
I thought to myself, "You're kidding, right. A hike?"
I thought going shopping for fabric was a better idea, but I let him lead the way.

The beginning of the hike...lots of lava rocks to step around and not trip over.

The path to White Rocks in Snow Canyon in Utah

There were only a couple plants with flowers, but they were pretty.

Really white, tall, and steep rocks at the end of the trail!

To make it perfectly clear...see those dots on the top of the mountain?
That is NOT us at the top of that mountain. Definitely not me!

3 daughters + 1 son + 5 Monkey Boys + 3 son-in-laws =
44 years and an interesting life with this guy.

It was a great day with the love of my life!


  1. Happy Anniversary to you Carol and the love of your life!

  2. Wow! Happy anniversary, we are getting ready to celebrate 22 years in a couple months :) Yay for soulmates!

  3. Happy Anniversary, many, many happy returns of the day to you both.

  4. Happy Anniversary !

    We also will be married 44 years this year in October.

    Time sure does go fast when you are having fun!

  5. Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful wife you are to play along with his planned day... guess that's why you're celebrating 44 years. Congratulations! Tomorrow you can go fabric shopping! :)

  6. Congratulations!!!! Nice that he planned a day for you both, and you went for it. You have one more year in than we do!!!

  7. Sounds like the perfect day, just enjoying being together.
    We plan on going to NH and doing some hiking for ours, something we enjoy doing together.
    Happy Anniversary!


  8. Very Happy Anniversary. This is exactly how and why you are able to reach 44 years together...compromise with a hike into Nature instead of the fabric store. Happy Anniversary Dear...

  9. Happy Anniversary! We share the same date, but not the same year. My love and I have "only" been married 26 years.

  10. So happy for the two of you! Happy 44th! I think a nature walk was a perfect way to celebrate your journey together....and may that journey continue for another 44 years!

  11. Happy belated anniversary! A hike to celebrate would be right up my alley! Especially in such beautiful country! XO

  12. Happy Anniversary! It is always wonderful to hear of marriages that have lasted this long and are still going strong. We will be celebrating our 33rd anniversary at the end of July. It doesn't seem like it has been more than 13 years.

  13. Happy Anniversary, Carol!! Just stop buggy the fabric store after the hike... You got a keeper, there. Wonderful pictures. I've been on that home, and no, you would note find me at the top of that knoll, either...

  14. Happy anniversary. ha. we never doing anything for our anniversary as it's the day after christmas! we usually eat leftovers :)

  15. Happy Belated Anniversary. I think it is sweet that he planned the day.

  16. Happy belated Anniversary, Carol!! So, your post made me smile big because we went hiking for our anniversary celebration too, and my husband's reaction was identical to yours! I am so glad that you had a wonderful day :)


  17. Congrats! Looks like a fun outing. Your pictures make me feel like I'm there!

  18. Happy Anniversary! Beautiful pictures. The desert can be lovely. I love Utah.

  19. Happy Belated Anniversary to you both!

  20. Happy Belated Anniversary to you both!


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