Monday, December 18, 2017

Celebrating 17 years

 Mr. Nielson and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary and 
 what a wonderful weekend we had!
We spent it in the Q and stayed at the new Hotel Chaco.
The hotel Chaco sits in historic Old Town Albuquerque,
 and its layout is designed after the amazing 
architecture of the ancient ruins of Chaco Canyon here in New Mexico. 
 I was told that some of the original materials used to
 build Chaco Canyon, including lumber, came from the same 
region to make Hotel Chaco.
The hotel was really charming and elegant.  Our room was so comfortable
 (with hardwood floors!), and aesthetically beautiful.
I give it a solid two-thumbs up.
Plus, we were inspired with ideas for our future home!
During our anniversary getaway, Mr. Nielson and I talked 
about our favorite memories in our 17 years of marriage.
We spoke of our funniest memories together and reminisced about a
  few of our hardest ones.  
But mostly, we gaggled and smooched on each other like we had been 
doing since we fell in love.
 We were even stopped as we walked down the 
street on our way to dinner and told that we were such a beautiful couple.
Well, shooooooot!  
On Saturday late night, we drove back to the ranch, and as 
our car went over the hill, and we spotted the house with
the glowing Christmas trees in the windows.
Inside the cozy house, I knew our five beautiful children were waiting for 
us to come home.  Our family was created out of love, devotion, and loyalty to
each other and God's plan, which is how it will be forever and ever.

* * * * * * * *
In 25 ways, Over 25 days.
Once again, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ by serving
others this Christmas season.  As we follow His example,
we can help Light the World!
Day 18:
"Forgive me their trespasses."
-Matthew 6:14

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