Santa Monica

We have just finished the first leg of the Mallett Vacation and we are now headed to Jackson Hole, via Bear Lake.

Chris and I had a fabulous time in CA sans kids. We stayed at the Casa Del Mar, ate excellent food, sat beach and poolside, shopped and saw Phish at the Hollywood Bowl. It was a great pre-anniversary trip. 17 years!!!

Phish in Long Beach - happy anniversary

The Long Beach Phish show was fantastic and a nice anniversary treat for me and Chris. Happy 16 years!

We scored a show poster (yeah me #80 of 675), we walked the lot (same old) and enjoyed some great music, dancing and people watching.

Chris downloaded the show afterwards and has been reliving since.

We sat on the balcony Fishman side. The light show was amazing and we got a rare glimpse backstage as most of the bands family watched from below us. Apparently Justin Bieber was at the show too. Now we are cool.

This last shot I stole randomly from twitter of center stage so you got see the lights. Cool stuff. I can't give rights recognition but I think it's from Phish-ftr all other photos are from the trusty old phone.

15 year Anniversary

Today is our 15 year wedding anniversary. Yeah us!!! It's amazing how quickly the time has past and how much life has been lived in the past 15 years. We have been so very blessed. It has really been fabulous and I am looking forward to more forever with Chris.

We spent the evening last night looking through our wedding photos with the boys. It was enlightening to see our wedding through their eyes. They were really interested in how young we looked (ha!) and also made a few random comments I thought were worth sharing.

"Whoa, Grandpa's mustache was huge!"
"Grandma & Grandpa used to have a pool? No fair!"
"Who's that guy?" (seriously, this was said about 100 times in reference to Geoff, Beau, Uncle Loren, Grandpa Walker, Uncle Tom, etc. everyone looked so different 15 years ago)
"You all looked kinda like hippies" (reference to Jen, Gabe, Heather, Emily, Chris & I)
"How come dad's hair was so long?"
"Where are Grandma's wrinkles" (I won't tell you which Grandma was referenced)

It was a hilarious night spent reminiscing. I thought I'd share two of the many photos with you. Thumbs up cheesy. Check out the puffy sleeves (it was 1996 people!), young siblings, and long hair!

We didn't get a chance to celebrate tonight because Chris left for LA. Many of you may not know but he is starting a PHD program at Pepperdine in organizational leadership. This is a fabulous opportunity for him as his work will be flexible with the time commitment that is required over the next three years. The program is remote based and so he will be required to travel to LA every other month and spend 4-5 days immersed in coursework. He is excited and I am excited for him.

Happy Anniversary Chris - Love you TONS!

14 years

Tuesday Chris and I celebrated our 14 year anniversary. He gave me these beautiful flowers. Time flies and I couldn't have spend those 14 years in a better way. I love you babe!