By my count, Karen has been my Valentine now for 30 years, which is 31 Valentine days if you follow calendar math. The really amazing thing is Karen is still only 29. The photo above is from 1994, on the porch steps of our first home in Colorado. We rented our very first home together in the late ’80s in the Hyde Park neighborhood, north of the UT campus in Austin.
Not every Valentines Day has been perfect, sometimes it snowed. Karen has been a sweetheart every year though. Upon moving to Longmont in 1998, Tortugas quickly became our favorite setting to wine and dine. So this is where we celebrated Valentines tonight. I love you Darling.