21st anniversary

Dave and I celebrated our 21st anniversary on Friday …. in Napa, Ca.

The pictures I’m sharing with you were taken on a wine tasting tour …. Dave had a business trip there and ask me to join him to celebrate. 

While he was in meetings I was shopping at the outlet stores….I found the orange purse you see at the Coach outlet….and it’s big enough to hold my iPad.  My new glasses came from the coach outlet and the jacket I have on was from JCrew.  (all three anniversary gifts for myself.)

The first picture I posted was cropped to eliminate the stuff outside the winery.  The last two pictures …I did not edit one thing.  The reason I share that is … the colors are so beautiful.  They told us we were there at a perfect time …. the leaves are changing and in a few weeks they will be gone (much like here in Kansas but it’s prettier there).

Notice what I’m holding … iPhone and wine glass … it’s scary … that phone is never out of my sight!!

If you know me … you know I’m not a drinker .. most of friends that do would say I’m a buzz kill.  But since it was our anniversary I decided to taste all the wine (all three winery’s).   Wine normally gives me an AWFUL headache (I wasn’t looking forward to it) but I learned something on this trip.  It’s the cheap stuff that gives you the headache … good wine does not.  It’s the first time I’ve drank and didn’t think I was going to die (from the headache).

If you’ve never gone on a wine tour …I would highly recommend it!! It was a lot of fun and we learned so much.  When I get back from my trip this week I’ll post some additional pictures on my personal blog.

By the way … I did not announce I was going to be gone last week because I didn’t have a house/dog sitter.  When I have someone staying at my house I feel that it’s save to say so …but when Chase is home alone …  I will not …even though he will be twenty in a few weeks.  You can never be too safe!!!

I hope you had a great week and I’ll try to catch up on email asap!!!


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Date: 2:27 PM | Permalink | Comments (14)


  1. Jan Brown

    Congratulations to you both on your 21st anniversary. Pleased that you have had a great trip and hope that it has helped you to fully recharge your batteries. God bless. Jan.

  2. Wanda R

    Thanks for that wine tip. It always gives me a headache too! I will reserve my wine plans for only the best! 🙂 You look like you had a wonderful time. Glad it was so nice and what a great place to go for an anniversary!

  3. Lori Manicho

    Congrats! Safe travels!

  4. Patty Ann Mowrey

    Happy Anniversary! My dear husband (Ben) and I had our 33rd anniversary this year, and I too am a foot shorter than my DH so I really understand getting both heads in a photo! lol
    P.S. You are looking GREAT girlfriend!

  5. Gabby

    Congratulations on your 21st wedding anniversary! Looks like you had a good time in wine country. Nice pictures. Reading what you said about getting headaches from “cheap” wine … most all wines have naturally occuring, and added sulphites as a preservative. This preservative affects a lot of people and is known to cause headaches. Just sayin … . 🙂

  6. Angie P

    Congratulations on your Anniversary! We did the wine country on one of anniversarys also. It was a lot of fun! Hope you have many more years together!

  7. Patty Bennett

    Hey Angie.. we are 20 to 30 minutes from there.. you should have emailed me !!! 🙂 Funny thing is… we NEVER go there.. crazy, huh? It’s been probably 12 years since we’ve been there. Happy Anniversary!

  8. Debra

    Congratulations on your 21st Anniversary! Hope you had a great time! I don’t get headaches from white wine but definitely from red. Anyway, hope your enjoyed yourselves and glad to see your pictures!

  9. Carol Carriveau

    Congratulations!!! How wonderful for you to spend the time here together in our wonderful Wine Country! Yes, our weather has been cold enough recently to start our colors changing…and we love it! Glad that you decided to taste the wines…and that you didn’t get a headache! I usually get one if I only have one glass, so I’ve learned over the years that I have to have at least two…LOL! Happy Anniversary and smart to not announce that you were gone! Looking forward to seeing more of your pictures here in our beautiful wine country (though I’m farther East from that area, only about 30+ minute drive to have fun!

  10. Lisa

    Happy Anniversary, it looks like you had a great time. Now I know why I get vicious headaches when I drink wine 😉 thanks for the information.

  11. Joyce Fisher

    Hi Angie,

    Congratulations on your 21st Anniversary!!! I pray that the rest of your years together are filled with Peace, Love & Joy! Napa Valley is such a beautiful place to visit. I’m glad you enjoyed it so much. I know we loved it there! I agree, the wine tastings are a lot of fun, even for those of us that don’t drink much. Good tip about cheap wine vs. quality wine.

    Peace, Love & Joy,

  12. Jerri Ann Holdaway

    Happy anniversary Angie!
    I hope you had a great trip.

  13. Joann

    Wow 21 years? Congratulations to you and Dave and Happy Anniversary! Thank you for sharing your experience with us and for sharing the photos. You both look great and your anniversary gifts to yourself are all beautiful. I love that purse! I have never been on a wine tour or to any vineyards but always wanted to go. I’m glad it was a great experience for you. I hope you have many, many more anniversaries to come!


  14. Elsa L

    Happy Anniversary!!
    I was looking at your picture and realized that my husband and I took a picture in front of the same heart sculpture.
    Glad to hear you were able to enjoy the wine.

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