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Friday Favorite: Us

June 1st, 2012

Mr Chiots and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary earlier this week. The funny thing is that we both completely missed it and realized it the next day. We’re not really into celebrating birthdays and anniversaries so it wasn’t a big deal: there’s plenty of fun throughout the year to make up for it. In our 14 years of marriage we’ve lived in 4 different places, the last 10 years here at Chiot’s Run.

We’ve been from sea to shining sea, we’ve watched sunrises and sunsets, laughed, cried and simply enjoyed life. Most of all we have lot of great fun here at Chiot’s Run. Since we both work from home, we’re here 24/7 together, laughing, joking, and loving it – definitely two peas in a pod!

We have big dreams of places we’ll want go and things we want to do, we’re most excited about driving to Alaska someday. Here’s to many more wonderful years and lots of new adventures along the way!

What’s one place you want to go that you haven’t made it to yet?

32 Comments to “Friday Favorite: Us”
  1. KimH on June 1, 2012 at 5:32 am

    What’s one place you want to go that you haven’t made it to yet?

    Everywhere! :) Happy Anniversary to you both!

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  2. kristin @ going country on June 1, 2012 at 5:34 am

    Happy anniversary! We almost forgot ours a couple of years ago too, only remembering around 8 p.m. in time to say a casual, “Hey, happy anniversary,” to each other.

    I’ve always wanted to go to England. If I ever make it there, it will be very far in the future.

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  3. daisy on June 1, 2012 at 5:35 am

    How cute are you two?! What a wonderful way to spend time together, traveling.

    I want to go to the New England states and Williamsburg, VA. Gotta get moved a bit further north first I suppose.

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  4. Bettina on June 1, 2012 at 5:46 am

    Happy Anniversary! I think it is wonderful that you two are so happy together and have so many wonderful memories!

    In regards to your question, I would love to see Patagonia one day!

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  5. tami on June 1, 2012 at 6:30 am

    Best Friends!!! Love the pic!

    Congratulations on 14 wonderful years together! I’m working on 26 years with my best friend. (It keeps getting better.)

    We’ve done lots of traveling in the US. Hope to live a part-time RV life someday, but we’ve never been to Europe. Would love to spend a Summer there bopping around.

    My secret wish? China.

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  6. Jodiana on June 1, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Happy Anniversary! It’s wonderful that the two of you are best friends along w/ being married. That isn’t always the case. My GOD continue to bless you both!

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  7. amy on June 1, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Happy Anniversary you two! God Bless:)

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  8. Melissa on June 1, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Happy Anniversary! Missing it sounds like something my husband and I would do- our’s is right before Christmas so it often gets overlooked!

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  9. Canned Quilter on June 1, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Happy Anniversary!

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  10. anotherkindofdrew on June 1, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Y’all must have gotten married when y’all were 13 or 14. My goodness! HAHAHAH. Seriously, happy anniversary. Happy life! Y’all are an inspiration and a model to so many. Thank you for sharing with us on so many levels. I am honored to call y’all my friends!

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  11. Mich on June 1, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Happy Anniversary :)

    I have never been to the US, would love too see New England and have a hankering to see Montana!
    But one place I would love to see is Alaska, having landed 4 times at the airport for refuelling in different seasons; I would love to explore the country.

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  12. Allison on June 1, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Happy Anniversary! Great photos!!

    I’d love to tour Europe!

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  13. goatpod2 on June 1, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Happy belated anniversary! There’s a lot of places my parent’s and I would like to go to, we just purchased a truck camper.


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  14. Sherri on June 1, 2012 at 10:33 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! May you have many more happy years together :)

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  15. Marcia on June 1, 2012 at 11:00 am

    To many more happy years!
    I’ve wanted to visit Egypt for as long as I can remember. Alexandria, Cairo, the Valley of the Kings, the Nile…just the thought makes me tingle with excitement!

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  16. glenda on June 1, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Congrats!! You’re a lovely couple. I consider myself a non celebrant.I’m just not into holidays. I love all the daily stuff too much!!! I like that you are so involved in your day to day fun (but hard work) activities that you forgot your anniversary!! Love your blog.

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  17. Deb on June 1, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Happy Anniversary. Working on 29 yrs. here. You both work from home, I’d love to be able to do that. May I ask what type of work you do from home? Just curious as I’d love to have income but still be able to garden and work on our homestead. Thanks so much for posting.

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  18. Deb on June 1, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I’m sorry, would like to go many places with hiking in the mou ntains and be able to collect herbals and such. I’m southwest of Findlay, Ohio. What is the vicinity you’re in? Sounds like you have a wonderful place. Maybe we could meet sometime in person. Hope you have many more great years together.

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  19. judym on June 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Congratulations you two! Has it been 14 years already? Time does fly with you’re with your honey. We’ve been together for 40 years – what an adventure!

    Our dream for most of 40 years has been to go to Alaska. Goal has been to drive up – want to see sights all along the way. Another goal is Historic Williamsburg. We’re hoping ro ge there this fall or next.

    Again, congratulations!

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  20. Lee on June 1, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Happy Anniversary! You guys look so happy together.

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  21. louisa @ TheReallyGoodLife on June 1, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    As everyone else has said too, happy anniversary :)

    It’s 10 years for me & my chap this year – we should probably celebrate but will probably forget ;) We’re not into birthdays or that sort of thing either – every day is a special day for us :)

    As for places to visit, Alaska is very much up there for me too but only if we can go for a good while, not just one of our usual blink-and-miss-it short trips. At the other end of the wilderness/mega-city scale, I’d like to visit Manhattan but I think I’d only be able to manage a few days there before going stir crazy!

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  22. Joan on June 1, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Happy anniversary Brian and Susy!

    I’m with you – Alaska is my top place to see that I haven’t been to yet. I also want to spend LOTS more time in the Rocky Mountains and the southwest.

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  23. Misti on June 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Our 10 year anniversary is on the 14th—but we’ve been together 14.5 years total. :) Hope y’all have many more adventures!

    I would love to go to Antarctica! ;)

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  24. Maybelline on June 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Lake Louise

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  25. Donna B. on June 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I always love seeing posts like this from you. It’s such a wonderful life you two lead!
    If only my boyfriend and I had the [financial…] freedom to be able to travel like that, we would! I am definitely more of the traveller than he, since I’ve lived overseas in Europe and travelled by car through most of the east coast of North America [Canada all the way down to Florida! :D] But yes, I agree with you.

    Alaska. ♥

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  26. tj on June 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    …You two are the cat’s meow! So adorable! “Happy Anniversary” you two and here’s to many, many, many more happy years together! :o)

    …Alaska. Oh, and Vermont. Oh, and um, Montana. And while we’re at it, Wyoming, Maine, Oregon, Washington, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Ohio. For now. ;o)

    …Have a great day you two!

    …Blessings :o)

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  27. Kathi Cook on June 1, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Happy Anniversary and many more. Still wanting to go to Yosemite,Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon.

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  28. Melissa on June 1, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Happy Anniversary! We just celebrated our 15th yesterday (May 31st).

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  29. Beegirl on June 2, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Happy Anniversary! You two are just too cute! Love to you..

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  30. Andrea Duke on June 2, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

    My husband and I are very different at times, but we have made it for 11 years. Good times and bad, but it takes a lot less energy to make it work than not :)

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  31. Andrea Duke on June 2, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I forgot to answer your question. I would like to take a trip to New York, CA, HI and Alaska. I am not much for traveling outside of the US unless we would go on a cruise sometime.

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  32. bonnie on June 2, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Congratulations! And many happy returns.

    My husband and I have been married 27 years – even though we’re not nearly as compatible as you two seem to be >:o

    It always makes me smile to see a picture of the two of you smiling. God bless you both.

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