My husband had a special birthday recently, and since my birthday is only ten days after his, we decided to have a combination birthday celebration with our children and grandchildren. If you notice, the candles say "127." That is the sum of both our ages, plus one extra year added for good luck! I think you'd agree we have lived long and happy lives, and we are grateful for each and every year. One thing for sure, now that my husband is approaching retirement, we are looking forward to opening another new door on life, and we are excited about more changes ahead on the horizon!
... to 6,200 feet altitude in a suburb in the foothills of Denver, Colorado!
We made the decision to move so that we could live closer to our children and grandchildren that had settled in Colorado. It was hard work to leave our hometown, the house we lived in for thirty six years, and to say goodbye to good friends. But it is a decision we have not regretted. We have enjoyed having more family times together and the joy of watching our young grandchildren grow. We also knew there would be many other benefits to our move.
We have been enjoying walking and biking the many miles of trails in our community....
...as well as taking hikes to see the glorious vistas in Rocky Mountain National Park.
We've participated in winter activities in the Rocky Mountains...
...as well as enjoying swimming close to home in the community pool in the summer.
All of these activities are making my husband and me healthier and happier!
Now that we've fully settled into our new Colorado home, I am looking forward to my husband's upcoming retirement and the anticipation of traveling to many new places, both in the United States and around the world, in the upcoming years ahead. My husband and I love new vistas, adventures and learning new things, and travel fulfills all those desires.
If you were able to open a new door to reinvent your life, what would you chose to do? I'd love to read your answer in my comments!
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