Reflection of our milestone

Over the past five days, we celebrated a milestone wedding anniversary: thirty-five years since we said, “I do.”

Denise & Mark’s wedding photo on June 23, 1985

On the anniversary day, we worked then shared a quiet dinner at home. Over the weekend, we shared a ‘staycation’ at the lovely Crescent Hotel, one mile from our home. We were there less than twenty-four hours, but it felt like a relaxing full-weekend vacation.

Reminiscing on the past thirty-five years: he chose me, I chose him; we moved many times; we won and lost; we adventured and explored; we even sat together in silence. We created and accomplished.

Now we begin another year towards the golden anniversary (50!) These are my secrets for success:

  • Always cheers to more years!
  • Just say, “Hello.”
  • Have FUN every day.
  • Do an NDB daily!
  • Say “YES” to adventures.
  • Kiss good-morning and good-night.



By AlohaDenise

I adore my family and friends, meeting new people, travel, food (Gluten-Free please), and belly-laughing. My mantra is "HAVE FUN EVERY DAY." I've lived in five US states and two foreign countries. I am grateful, blessed, and adventurous. I like to do NDBs (never done before.) I enjoy sharing my creative and crazy Empty Nester life and inspiring others to have FUN thus staying young.