August 18th, 2011 Mark and I celebrated four years of marriage. And man have we ever squeezed a whole lot into four years! And yes, it's a little cliche, but I'm married to my absolute best friend. I love our life together, as crazy as it is!
Thursday morning Mark had off so we all (Mark's mom was here!) headed out to hike. Mark found some awesome Kelty hiking backpacks for the kids on craigslist so we wanted to try them out. Six hundred dollars worth for both and we only paid $110. I love craigslist!
Aksil looks pretty excited about hiking!
"Wow sis, look at your hat. It's neon!"
Ready to head out!
Left: Here's Avery when we first put her in the backpack....she wasn't quite sure what to think! Right: We left right after their 7am feeding so that put us hiking right during nap time!
So very tired!
Not far into our hike, catching a picture of the view!
A cool little "cave" we came across. Mark said is was a homeless persons house, hahah. He's probably right! ;)
Left: taking a little break near the top and getting rocks out of our shoes! Right: "Uh, Dad? Mom? Hello? What are we suppose to do now...."
Left: So glad I have the lighter baby! Right: awwwww.... ;)
Left: Mom navigating some of the trails. Right: Trying to make it down some rocks...it's pretty tough hiking with a baby on your back!
Left: We didn't quite make it to the top of a larger mountain where the view would have been good because the trail went more in between the mountains and with the kids we couldn't just take off on some random rock climb :) Anyway, so after hiking about an hour and a half, we headed back down. Right: Mark of course was way awesome at going wherever he needed! Even with a baby on his back!
Aksil thinks hiking with Dad is the best! Although he wasn't too excited about the hat we put on him :)
Left: Due to a bumpy morning nap and a couple hours of hiking, baby girl is a little zoned.... Right: Cool view!
His face here reminds me of my Dad! Sure do love this little guy!
Left: Mark's backpack had a platypus and Aksil thought the tubing was fun to suck on. Right: Crazy tongue!!
Headed back to the car. We hiked 2 1/2 hours!
Yes, we live in the desert in case you wondered.
Mark would run a little ways then stop and Aksil would start laughing! So cute!
After getting back to the car, I fed one baby while Mark changed the diaper of the other kiddo and then we switched. It worked out well! We were then able to go eat some fabulous pizza at Saggio's just off Central. Some of the best pizza we've ever had! Great post hiking food too :) Then it was back home for naps and showers before Mark and I went out that evening.
Quick family picture before we headed out!
For our anniversary date we went to Outback Steakhouse (so yummy!) and we even had time to grab a cup of coffee at a place on Central! Mom was amazing and watched the kids for us while we were out...she even had them bathed and dressed in jammies when we returned!
Story time with Grandmommy!
But we got to do even more! Mark called and set up for us to have a couples massage at the Sandia Resort and Casino close by. So on Sunday we left at 12:30 and were gone for 5 1/2 hours....the longest I've ever been away from the twins! I haven't had a massage since the twins were born and it was amazing. We even got to wear those awesome robes and slippers they give you....ahhh....After the massage we headed out to the pool area where we hung out reading, got a few drinks, some food, and dipped in the pool a few times. Such a great anniversary! Thanks Mark for planning such a wonderful day. Love you always!