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52 Photo's #16


Fantastic week here in my life. So far 31 has been #1 on my list of years.
This weekend I'm headed up to Salt Lake to hang out with two of the best women in the world.
Shopping, friends, fun and photos!
Pst... today is Ralexwin and my 11th Anniversary.

Comments

Ivy said…
That's so great to have to have one whole fantastic week.


Happy anniversary!
Ashy said…
Happy anniversary to you too! I didn't know I got married 10 years and two days after you and Ralexwin did! :) You're gorgeous by the way. I love this picture!
Meaghan said…
Happy Anniversary! :D <3
Tracie said…
Happy Anniversary! Have fun in Salt Lake, love the shops down there.
Rob-bear said…
Happy Anniversary! #11 is good!
Wait a minute. There's something wrong with this picture.
It's your anniversary, but you're heading out to spend time with some women friends.
Hmmmm.
Bear makes no claim to being the smartest critter in the bush. But spending your anniversary with other women?
There's something strange about that.
Cannwin said…
Right you are Rob-bear! And that's pretty much what my husband said but he's currently stationed in Texas about 15 hours from me. So I told him that if he thought for one second that I was going to mope around this house all day then he was most definitely in for a surprise.

Girl friends are the life force of a soldiers wife. :)

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