He came home after work with a big smile: Hi babe!
Him: you like the flowers?
Him: what's wrong?
Me: well... I love the flowers. But next time if you leave food out and track ants, just clean it up. You don't have to get me flowers because of it.
Him: WE HAVE ANTS?
Me: ehh... yeah... you didn't know?
Him: there were no ants when I left for work this morning
Me: oh... what are the flowers for then?
Him: OUR ANNIVERSARY!
So that was for our date-a-versary last year. To my total surprise, a week before our wedding, I received this below (personalized with our names and wedding date) filled once again with my gorgeous lillies:Back when I was blogging anonymously, I posted an entry showing this vase which I thought would make a cute wish bowl. By the time I shared my blog with the mister, I had long forgotten about the post. My wedding present was this handmade crock with the commitment to an anniversary bouquet for each year to come.
I love that the hubs is so thoughtful, but truth be told, I am (as illustrated above) not big on celebrating anniversaries (or my own birthday for that matter). I don't need a special occasion to go out to a nice dinner or to get him a present, and find it much more convenient to do so whenever I please. Everyday is worth celebrating, don't you agree? In any event, I'm so glad that the date-a-versary is behind us!
I know people who note anniversaries of all kinds including their first date or first kiss, and some continue to celebrate their date-a-versary after marriage. How important are anniversaries to you and which ones are on your list to remember?
Second image from here