Our 4th Anniversary

Everyone has been asking me what sweet thing Ricky planned for our anniversary this year. He's known to be quite the romantic and is usually doing something creative for special occasions like this.

Well folks, he lived up to his expectations! He planned a horseback riding adventure at a ranch near French Lick, IN. We dropped the boys off at his parents early in the morning so we could make our 10am ride time (it's over an hour away). There was supposed to be another couple coming along, but they canceled that morning so it was just the two of us (and our guides of course).

It was so beautiful! The Ranch was over 1100 acres of rolling hills, trees, pasture and trails. My horse was "Twillow" and Ricky's was "Ginger". We both did really well - only walking, no trotting was allowed. We had a wonderful time.

Afterwards we had lunch (alone! no kids! gasp!) and headed to the Marriott downtown Louisville to check in to our room. We love this hotel - and we chose it not only because we stayed there the night of our wedding, but because they have great service and very nice, comfortable rooms. (Oh yeah, and also because we can stay for free using our Rewards points).

When I made the reservation over the phone I asked about getting some kind of upgrade. They told me to ask at the desk when we were checking in. So when we arrived, I mentioned the possibility of a complimentary upgrade since we were celebrating our anniversary.

She put us in a beautiful suite and once we were in our room, a tray of chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of champagne was delivered. Yum! (Along with a hand-written note wishing us a happy anniversary and many blessings in years to come. See, now that's good service!)

We walked to the Bats game, had dinner at Champion's and turned in early. Believe it or not, sleep was a high priority!

It's been a long 4 years for us - but our love has helped us overcome many of the obstacles along the way. God sure did know what he was doing when he brought Ricky and I together! I'm looking forward to many many more anniversaries to come!

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