Last year, I shared it was our anniversary on Sew Woodsy. We were at Haven and I wanted to start sharing more about us. Young House Love inspired us to start sharing more. The above collage was made by a co-worker of mine a few weeks after we got married. We ended up making this into a post card and writing our thank you notes on the back. It was cheaper in postage and people got to see a wide variety of photographs from our special day!
I felt that it was only fitting to share photos from our past wedding anniversaries together. I can’t imagine my life without Jon as I’m pretty sure he feels the same way, too.
2009–Our first anniversary as husband and wife. We spent a long weekend on the east coast of Florida since we were in the process of buying our home and needed to save money. We didn’t go on any fancy trips that year since all of our money went into our home. We were both ok with that. We were both super excited to have the opportunity to even buy a house!
2010— a few week’s before our 2nd anniversary we took a exotic western Caribbean cruise. We typically don’t exchange gifts and instead go on vacations! We always exchange homemade cards, though.
2011 — I wasn’t able to find any photos of us on our anniversary (which is very odd), so I decided to grab this photo taken of us 2 months prior while spending a long weekend on the west coast of Florida. I love everything about this photo (plus my hair looks pretty darn good). We always have the best adventures together. That night we stayed out super late (which isn’t like us) and stayed close by where we could walk to everything!
2012 — we spent our anniversary last year at Haven. Nothing says I love you than a DIY conference with 250+ women! That evening while everyone enjoyed the cocktail reception hosted by Rust-Oleum we snuck away and had a fancy dinner at Ray’s on the River!
This year, we are heading out to a nice dinner tonight, and then next weekend leave for an 8-day Southern Caribbean Cruise to celebrate our 5 years together (altogether 11 years). This morning we both woke up to a very sick pup at the ripe hour of 4am. We tended to her and after we finally were able to get back in bed around 5am I turned to Jon and said “happy anniversary”. When I walked out of our bedroom this morning beautiful gerbera daisies sat on the table with a handmade card (we haven’t’ opened our cards yet). The photo above is the picture Jon posted on Instagram this morning.
We’d love to read how you spend your anniversaries with your significant other. Is it simple like us or do you follow the whole gift giving rules of paper, and lace, and all that jazz?