Wednesday, June 5, 2013

17 Wonderful Years!

Saturday, Eric and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary! It was one of the best dates we've been on because we laughed a lot and had a lot of uninterrupted time to talk. We drove to Ventura and walked along the bike path near the beach. It was a beautiful, crisp, windy day. We sat on a ledge and watched people walk and ride by. We laughed the most as we quietly made fun of people's dogs as they walked by (I apologize to any dog lovers; we are not dog people). We ate dinner at Cafe Nouveau in Ventura and ended the evening getting massages at The Relaxing Station in Ojai. I'd be remiss to mention how the day started. The girls made us breakfast in bed. They also made and hung a banner in the living room. It was a wonderful day and it has been a wonderful 17 years!


Tim O'Connell said...

Hi Christine,
The girls an I were in Ojai today but d I didn't have any of your info with me. I told the girls if they see a bright yellow house with green trim and a red door were going to stop by and say hi. Well no such luck. We did find Chuck Testa taxidermy and had a nice visit and tour of his shop. He was so friendly, as a matter of fact all the people we encountered in Ojai were warm and friendly. What a great place to raise a family. If we ever make it your way ill come better prepared and we can get together. Congratulations on your 17 year anniversary
And the beautiful family you two are raising. Nina O'Connell

Christine H. said...


I was so surprised and so happy to get your blog comment! We just got home from Denver last night at 10:45 p.m., so we would have missed you anyway. Bummer! But next time, definitely look us up! We took a field trip tour of Chuck Testa's shop a few years ago. He's also one of Eric's customers and a really nice guy. Did you seek him out because of the YouTube video? So funny. I am so glad everyone was friendly to you all. We LOVE our little town of Ojai!

Unknown said...

Hi Christine, just thought of you this morning and decided to look at your blog. Happy belated 17th! Sounds like it was a great day! gene and I are going to be 40 in a couple of weeks. Can't believe how the time has flown by.

Love, Dawn Luptak

Christine H. said...


Thank you and Congratulations to the both of you, too! 40...AWESOME!!!!