Wednesday, August 11, 2010

it's our anniversary

Yesterday we celebrated our 8 year anniversary. I think it was my favorite anniversary to date. For starters, we actually celebrated on the day even though it was during the week, and secondly we went waterskiing, which many of you may know is probably my most favorite thing to do and most treasured past time memory I have. Jeff had a team building activity yesterday at one of his coworkers cabin who happens to live on a lake, Nancy Lake. It was beautiful...cold, rainy, cloudy day (pretty much summarizes the entire summer), but beautiful. A 1930 quaint, rustic cabin set on a hill with a tree house for kids, an outhouse, and an amazing view. A neighbor who has a ski boat let us borrow it to have some fun. We took some kids on the "hot dog" and Jeff and I couldn't pass up an opportunity to go waterskiing...even if that meant being exposed to cold water. His coworker had some wetsuits that we put on. I've never had to use a wetsuit before, I've always gone skiing when it was hot outside (in california, florida, arizona, and utah). Now I get to add Alaska of places I've been waterskiing. P.S. What is the point of a wet suit? you're still getting wet. Jeff and I also exchanged our traditional letters that we do on our anniversary as well. I look forward to that every year. It's fun to reflect on the past year and remember different details of certain events for the year. Oh, and last Saturday he took me to see Eclipse. Sshhhh, he said it was entertaining (which I will interpret to mean that he liked it.) I look forward to many more anniversaries to celebrate with my husband who is soooo good to me, the kids, and he's pretty hot too...lucky girl I am. *Warning put your sunglasses on. Our pasty, white skin my cause eye damage.
Jeff on trick skis

Before plunging into the cold, cold water.
woohoo. I love waterskiing. Side note: This experience made me realize that I don't want to create a "bucket list." Often times, I thought it would be cool to write things down that I want to do, but if I'm consumed trying to knock things off that list I may have missed such a cool experience as waterskiing in Alaska. I would've never thought to put that on my bucket list anyway because I didn't think people did such things. So NO bucket lists for me just random, impulsive fun opportunities that come my way to enjoy the best life has to offer.


Charlotta-love said...

Aww...happy anniversary you two!

Luisa said...

That's so awesome you got to go water skiing. Who would have thought you'd do that in Alaska?! Although you know me, I don't know that I could have braved the cold water (after my cold water incident of '99)...:) Happy Anniversary!

Bowen Family said...

Wow! 8 years happy anny. I know it's late. What a fun way to spend it. That sounded like such a fun day. I love your outlook on life. The fun, spontaneous things that can come up are the things you'd never dream of. That is a great way to live in the special moments that come up in life.