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Side by Side With the Love of My Life....First Year of Marriage

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Some of you know the story of Jan and I and how we came to meet through Sparkpeople. On August 29th we celebrated our first wedding anniversary and our first year was absolutely amazing. It was common interest that brought us together and we've kept those interests exciting and a priority. Jan is a wonderful cook and she does so with our health in mind. We don't venture into fast food establishments and we've found restaurants that serve up a healthy menu. Jan loves to travel so it's easy to plan hiking trips. Jan, having never been to Colorado, I took her on a hiking trip there in April. We hiked around the Breckenridge area and thirty miles north of there on the Lower Cataract Lake Trail. This is where we saw a bear. Again, this last August, we celebrated our anniversary in Colorado. It was ten days of hiking and sightseeing. Here in Kansas,we've hiked the Konza Prairie several times, the National Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Horsethief Canyon, and some local trails. She loves it. ..... When it came to kayaking, She was alittle apprehensive about getting into one, but I convinced her to try mine out. Guess what? I couldn't get her out of it, she was having too much fun. So, last May I bought her one. She loves it. ...... Once a week we have a date night and it's a time to reflect on our experiences and set goals for new ones. The outdoors is such a vital part of our marriage and we want to continue healthy habits so we can always enjoy the things that brought us together. We compliment one another wonderfully and I can honestly say that we belong together, side by side.

Jan and I will always be grateful for the kind words and blessings our sparkfriends have conveyed. Your well-wishes have been gratefully received.
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    It's been a while since I've viewed my old blogs and I'm happy to say that Jan and I are doing so well. I retired a little over a year ago and Jan and I have increased our outdoor activity time. I bought her a nice bike and that's an added bonus to the things we do together. I've moved to Ohio so Jan can be closer to family and it also gives me an opportunity to experience the forest environment. Enjoying it with my wife and there's nothing better.

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    259 days ago
    Very happy news!! Happy you two found each other here on the Spark!!
    790 days ago
  • MIZINA730
    What a well-worded blog. It's beautiful to see such a happy and harmonious couple. I am interested in the prairie and the mountains, and also love hiking. Your photos are outstanding and I will "tag along" with the two of you from now on.

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    1916 days ago
    I can't believe it has been a year. I'm so happy for the both of you. It was fate. The hikes sound like fun. I as 13 when we took a trip to see both of my parents families. Kansas, Missouri, and Colorado. I bet it has change a lot lol. Love the pictures. Beautiful, and of course you guys make such a cute couple.
    1916 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon what a great story! How neat that she likes the outdoor life like you do! Who would have thought you two would be so compatable! This is emoticon
    1917 days ago
    Greg I think Grand Canyon or Yosemite would be fun ti hike. Grand Canyon has a river experience similar to Kayaking as well. Let me know if you need any ideas in your planning. You guys look great! Victoria
    1918 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon This is awesome!

    1918 days ago
  • DIANE7786
    emoticon emoticon I love that you found each other through Sparks.
    1918 days ago
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