Cordie was really hoping for snow fall on the actual day of our Anniversary… and was thrilled when we ended up being ‘snowed’ in all day as 5-6 inches fell and the roads stayed covered up until time for us to grab a nice dinner.

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As you can see it was absolutely stunning even covered in snow…

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It was nice being “stuck” indoors all day. :)



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We both enjoyed yummy steaks… brussel sprouts… and some amazing cheesecake for dessert.

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It was a quiet day but absolutely perfect.





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Our Two Year Anniversary

We flew into Denver on Saturday night… made the 2+ hour drive to the Fraser Valley area where we stayed for a few days before Cordie’s work conference in the Boulder area.

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The condo is just what we were hoping for…

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The condo had tall ceilings… windows everywhere… a hot tub outside the master bedroom… nice quiet office upstairs I worked from everyday.

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The fireplace was a nice treat with comfortable furniture and a wi that Cordie and I played Mario Kart on in the evenings. :)

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The view we got to wake up to every morning in Fraser:

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Being with my handsome husband for his first time to see REAL mountains (other than from the Denver Airport on our way to our honeymoon in 2012) in life I feel is a great privilege. :)


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We went for a hike on Sunday to reach a place called the ‘Devils Thumb’ the mountain ended up being covered in snow at the top so we weren’t able to actually see the thumb but the view… hiking experience… just Cordie and I in the outdoors was definitely worth it!



Where we stopped for a breather was probably about 11,000 ft above sea level and we could most definitely feel the altitude! It was breathtaking all the same.


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We were really excited to reach snow at the top… and take a short break before heading back down the mountain.

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These past two years seem like they have flown by… as I still remember in great detail the hours… days… and weeks before our big day!  It was a nice Sunday to celebrate our marriage.


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God Cares…

When you look out into the vast ocean.. what comes to mind?

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Lately, what comes to mind is how amazing it is that there are so many unknowns within the depths of the ocean waters… and that every large and tiny thing that we can’t see… God does and he cares immensely about each and every living organism.
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No matter what you and I are doing or where we are in life.. he cares. So incredibly much. He cares for your safety. A peace of mind. He cares for your health and well-being. He wants us to find our true identity… passions… He will still love you no matter if you choose him or not…

Do we care about him?

Finding Joy in the simple things…

We had a wonderful weekend.. no its not where we were a year ago (traveling Italy) nor is it very ‘fall’ weather here but it was very relaxing. Friday night we had a lovely date night with time down at the beach, dinner at home with yummy desert and a rented movie.

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I went to a yoga class Saturday morning & Cordie hit up a coffee shop to do some ‘learning’ (not working) then we enjoyed a nice afternoon with the door and windows open reading, cleaning the house and just appreciating where we are today.

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Later that evening we caught up with some friends – it was a perfect night to sit out on a patio and just be. (Cordie is currently sporting an old-fashioned flip-phone :) )

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We are enjoying the new Iphone6 & its outstanding camera check out what we did late Sunday Afternoon:

Yes, today is Monday (not the weekend) but we both wanted to start our week off right, so we got up early & got to the beach around 7:30AM.. I went for a nice long walk & Cordie started his work day at one of our fav local cafes Lillie’s… it was very windy but a gorgeous morning!

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As you can see above Trader Joe’s is now open in Jax Beach and we couldn’t be more thrilled!

What did you do this past weekend? Any fun fall activities?