Monday, October 27, 2008

Mackinaw Island Anniversary Celebration

What a lovely way to celebrate fifteen years of marriage;
An adventure to Mackinaw Island...

As I am thinking about what to write, I have a HUGE smile on my face as I ponder where to start. We had such a wonderful time that was filled with love, laughter, old friends, new friends, and some new adventures which included pub crawls, sneaking into the Grand Hotel, rolling of pumpkins down hotel corridors, dancing w/ anyone who would have us, Rob and I participated in our very first run/walk (which I finished 3rd in my age group and Rob 2nd in his), watching our friends beat their best times in the half marathon, and pumpkin decorating (Oh Mica), just to name a few.

Also, Rob and I watched our first sun rise, took a charter plane over to the island because we missed the ferry and I slobbered on him when he told me during our 5.7 walk/jog, that he has never seen me look more beautiful. (trust me, it wasn't pretty but we laughed and laughed)

I can't imagine a better weekend (other than less pain in my legs, back, and arms from the grueling amount of exercise we did); but other than that, not a single thing.

Dave, Carrie, Mica, and Dave, we are so grateful that you asked us to join you on your trip. You made our 15th wedding anniversary a true celebration of our marriage; a little teary eyed as I started my first run to serious belly laughing as we danced, drank, snuck into fancy hotel parties and just enjoyed each others company. I still have a smile on my face as I type.

To Rob, my dearest friend and true love, thank you for everything; your friendship, your love, your patience, your kindness, your encouragement, your thoughtfulness, and most of all, YOU!

I so am blessed.

Here are some photos from our weekend:

(the girls; Mica, Carrie, and Col)

(Our first sun rise on our 15th Wedding Anniversary)

(peace; Dave, Mica, and Dave)

(view from our bike ride around the Island; 8miles)

(back of the hotel lawn)

(Dave and the Pumpkin after the pub crawl)

(Dave and Carrie after Dave ran the half marathon)

(me and Rob; laughing)

(Mica and Dave after their run;
Mica's first 5.7 run and Dave ran the half marathon)

(view from Arch Rock)

(group photo on 10-24-08)

(Dave and Carrie doing some kind of shot, I think)

(the group of runners/walkers/joggers)

(Sea Biscuits - Pub Crawl)

(Mackinaw Bridge; on the road back home)


PLO said...

I am so jealous. Jealous of it all, the views, the exercise, the pub crawl, the slobbery sunset...hmpf!

MOTY said...

What a good time you had! I'd love a trip like that someday. *sigh* Jealousy is oozing out of my pores. (Except for the running. Can't stand running:)

Traceytreasure said...

Thanks for your hugs, Col! I am very lucky to have met plo via the bloggy blog.
I remember when she was encouraging you to get a blog! I'm glad that you did. Happy Anniversary. Looks like you had an awesome time! Beautiful scenic pictures.

Hugs back!

PLO said...

If I wasn't so tired right now, I would walk over to your house and kiss you. Maybe I will anyway. Maybe I will crawl in bed with just never know...

PLO said...

Post something new, would ya?

PLO said...

I am so sick of looking at these people, I have an assignment for you...come by the forcryeye blog.