Red Party Shoes on my 21st Anniversary

Maybe it really is a girl thing, but shoes can make me happy.  These red shoes, for example, always make me feel like I am in a daring mood and ready to have some fun.  I took this picture on our way home from SLC on Tuesday after celebrating our anniversary (the road was bumpy-hence the blur).  

We had had an emotional week and weekend and we promised that for at least one evening we would not talk about any of the things we had been dealing with.  And we tried to not talk about the kids either.  Or work.  Or the house.  Some of you may be scratching your chin right now wondering what we DID talk about, but I am fortunate enough to have a husband who talks to me about our marriage, about how he can better serve me (it's good to be me), and about our goals and dreams.  

After going to the temple we went to Madeline's in South Jordan and had all-you-can-eat crab legs.  The meal also came with a rib eye steak, but get real.  I was out to eat my weight in crab legs and I think I actually came close.  We laughed as we accidentally splashed melted butter across the table and even flicked a rogue piece of crab meat every now and then.  It was fun and flirtatious and just what the doctor ordered.  

And at the end of the evening as we walked back into the house and my youngest ran up and hugged me I felt like clicking my red heels together and whispering, "There's no place like home."

6 comments

charrette | July 31, 2008 at 10:33 PM

Great post! Love the shoes!

I'm glad you had such a good time together.

Luann | August 1, 2008 at 8:08 AM

It sounds like the perfect anniversary. :)

Rustin, Erin and Morgan | August 1, 2008 at 1:18 PM

Great shoes! I agree, shoes make me happy, too. When we went to DisneyWorld I was very jealous of all the women wearing cute shoes as they walked around the park, while I, with my pregnant body, aching hips and tender feet, sported nothing more attractive than a pair of average New Balance sneakers...I'll be glad when I can once again sacrifice some comfort in the name of fashionable footwear!

Connie | August 4, 2008 at 3:46 PM

Wow Karen! 21 years of wedded bliss! That's an accomplishment! Another thing that is almost as good as cute shoes is a nice pedicure with the boldest color of nail polish applied to toes, preferably on the nails.
Congratulations!

Kamee | August 6, 2008 at 8:00 AM

Karen congrat's on your 21st anniversary! That is awsome,you guys have such an amazing relationship..what a great example! Sounds like you had a wonderful night out!Love your red shoes:)

Mrs4444 | August 15, 2008 at 1:08 PM

A happy, healthy marriage is a treasure. Congratulations.