Wednesday, June 29, 2016

5 Years

We hit the 5 year mark! Time is really funny. Some days you feel like it's been forever but when thinking about a certain moment (like our wedding day) I'm like "wow that was 5 years ago?!" To celebrate we mainly went to Disneyland, but we also decided to go on the La Luz trail heading to the Sandia Peak, eat at the restaurant there, then hit the tram down on our actual anniversary. 

The hike feels like real life. You have to work hard before it starts to pay off. The first half was hot and not too pretty or shaded. Then all of a sudden it's green and shaded and breath taking. It was a perfect day to go (we couldn't leave until after noon and the weather cooperated). Here are some pictures, because blog posts are boring otherwise (I'm not alone in this right?).

 I didn't get a picture of the wild flowers, but there were so many colors! It took some self restraint not to make a wild flower bouquet. The little tree pictured above was interesting. The tips were this bright green and super soft. Then it transitioned into a normal bristly pine tree. Now for Sandia Peak!

iPhone doesn't do it justice.
What we just hiked.

It got super windy and cold. We didn't stay on the top for long.
We did eat dinner at High Finance. It is definitely overpriced, but the food was decent and the view beautiful. Funny story: we went to the temple a week prior and saw a temple worker that was the spitting image of Ben Stiller. Like Sam and I both totally agreed on this. We saw him again on the ride down but chickened out on talking to him. I really wanted to get a picture to say "DOES THIS OR DOES THIS NOT LOOK LIKE BEN STILLER?!" but it would be creepy and probably rude. Oh well.

Happy anniversary Sam! An eternity with you sounds heavenly :)


Jessica Dunlap said...

You guys are so cute and you totally don't look like you just hiked La Luz! Last time we tried - I couldn't make it so we pooped out and turned around! Ha ha! So glad Sam married you, Kiley! You and your cutie pie babies are a blessing to our family!

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary guys!

Rachelle said...

Wow - five years! Congrats! And what a difference 2 months make. Doug and I hiked La Luz in April. The last 2 miles - the ones you enjoyed so much - just about killed us. Several feet of snow covered the rock slide, so we couldn't tell if we had rock or air under the snow as we placed our feet down each step. About every other step, I sunk into snow up to my knee. Every 10th step or so, I sunk up to my hip. It was grueling! If we didn't have our hiking poles with us, we would have slid right off the trail several times. It was scary! I'm so happy y'all had a much more pleasant experience!!!

Celestine said...

I was so happy to be a part of your 5-year anniversary by babysitting those gorgeous boys! You are so good for each other and such a blessing to our family. We love you Sam and Kiley!!!