9.17.2008

Sentiments (or my lack there of)

A year ago today (I think it's today, maybe it's tomorrow...) I came home from work and these Casablanca Lilies, my favorite bloom, were waiting for me. Coincidently, there was a trail of ants in the kitchen, which I got right to cleaning up after.

He came home after work with a big smile: Hi babe!
Me: hey
Him: you like the flowers?
Me: yeah...
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

2 comments:

  1. How funny!!! We used to celebrate the day we met each and every month - our Monthversary. It was our excuse to get a date night in and do something special if we were swamped during that time. It was fun - but that habit slowly dissolved during the wedding planning process. Ah well!

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  2. Congrats to you too! Thanks so much! Did you see that post though? How we celebrated our "smoochaversary"? Is that a bit extreme? :)

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