Monday, September 12, 2011

Best Five Years Ever

August 5th marked our 5 year anniversary and Curtis and I used it as an excuse to spend the entire month celebrating.

The real day fell on a Friday, which is always nice, and per tradition we enjoyed a great dinner at home complete with champagne and red wine.

The following weekend we went back to where it all began for a sunset dinner at the Summit House at Crystal Mountain. It’s the first time we’d been back since our wedding and it was as breath taking as we remembered. Since our wedding, Crystal has added a gondola (I don’t think our wedding guests would have had nearly the same experience if they hadn’t had to ride two chair lifts to the top of the mountain!) and renovated the summit house.

It was really fun to be back up there again and we were treated to a nice three course dinner and had the best seats in the house. We’re planning to go back next year, but will pack our own picnic and bottle of wine to enjoy, while watching the sunset, at the top.

And because we departed from our wedding in a helicopter, we always said we’d go on another ride for our 5th anniversary. The last weekend in August we chartered a helicopter from Boeing Field and flew up over Snoqualmie Falls, our house, the middle fork of the Snoqualmie River and a little way up the pass. It’s amazing seeing the beautiful area we live in from a whole new point of view. The ride was so much fun and we’re already talking about wanting to it again.

We saw instructions for the correct way to fly hanging up at the helicopter place, so we knew we were in safe hands.

We feel very lucky to have a special occasion to recognize and celebrate!

Time has gone so fast, but I’ve enjoyed every moment being married to my best friend. He’s truly the best of the best. We’re both looking forward to many more years and adventures!


  1. Congratulations! You guys definitely had the most breathtaking wedding locale (and memorable way to arrive at a wedding)! Glad you had a wonderful month of celebration!

  2. Congratulations! It's always nice to hear/read about happy marriages. Your wedding was one of the prettiest I've been to. Cheers!

  3. Happy 5! You two are one of my favorite couples so it's nice to hear things are working out. ;) Gorgeous pics! Please do a wedding vow renewal there soon so we have an excuse to go and ride the new gondola.

  4. Congrats! I still remember the wicked hangover from your wedding.... Happy anniversary!

  5. How fun! What a great idea - a month of celebration! I'm going to tuck this idea into my sleeve, and pull it out on our five year! :) Congrats to your first wonderful 5, and cheers to many, many more! Love you guys! xoxo

  6. Those are amazing pics! You guys are so great together! Wishing you many many more years of love, fun and adventures together!! xoxoxo

  7. Curtis was a good choice. I approved of him five years ago and he still has my vote. Just don't tell him that. Your pics are amazing.