Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Our Wedding Anniversary "Celebration"

This month we celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary. We didn't go out to a fancy 5 star restaurant, exchange expensive gifts or spent a weekend at some high class resort hotel. Renaissance Man and I celebrated our wedding anniversary by going out to breakfast and later taking Moe to lunch with us....our usual Saturday morning ritual for almost 10 years.

I felt a bit guilty for not doing something different for our anniversary, especially when I hear friends or family recount how they celebrated their anniversary. Truthfully, I've never made a big deal out of it. This year, I felt I should make more an effort to plan something special for our anniversary.

I asked RM if he wanted to do anything different this year. His response?

"For 18 years, you have conditioned me to make YOUR birthday more important than our anniversary. Why change now?"

He's right. My birthday is definitely more important.









Happy Anniversary RM! We don't need one special day to celebrate our anniversary...we celebrate it every Saturday morning.

19 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I don't think there's any type of law that states you have to make your anniversary a big deal. You celebrate it how you see fit!

Happy anniversary!

Beth said...

Happy Anniversary! I love that you celebrate every Saturday. That is so much better than once a year.

septembermom said...

Your last line is so sweet! You are a wonderfully loving couple :) Congratulations to both of you!! I wish you many, many, many years of continued happiness, health and love together :)

♫ Spasm ♫ said...

ahh I love it! happy anniversary!

Jenners said...

I'm with you ... we don't make a big deal about our anniversary either (though we do use it as an excuse to eat out). But when we hit a big one (like 10 or 25) we might do a special vacation maybe.

Happy Anniversary!

F. McButter Pants said...

Great story!

Congrats on 18 years. That is a huge accomplishment!

Stephanie said...

Not many people know how to celebrate their love for each other like you & RM! You have something unique and so why not celebrate that every Saturday? I decided long ago that I wanted to do like you & RM do - breakfast every Saturday. Happy 18th - WOW!!!

natalie said...

We've never done anything for our anniversary either. I like the day-to-day much better. :)

Wendy said...

awww. Congrats!

Emma said...

That's right keep it simple!!!

I love breakfast food!!!

Heatherlyn said...

That's so sweet! Happy Anniversary!!! (I agree, the best way to celebrate time in a happy marriage is all the time.)

The Crazy Coxes said...

I love how you celebrate all the time...not just on one particular day!

Happy Anniversary!

Sue said...

We've never celebrated our anniversaries much either. I guess it's because we just expected to be together forever. But, like you, we do celebrate each birthday. We never know how many of those we'll get!! Congratulations to a great couple!

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love that you even celebrated with Moe. In my family growing up my parents always made a specific meal and after dinner we'd all dance in the living room to the song they first danced to. It's a big fun family celebration.

Big Girl said...

Wow! 18 years. Congratulations.

Yaya said...

Happy Anniversary!!

wendy said...

Oh happy wonderful anniversary. And YES, your birthday IS MORE important (tee,hee)
sometime the best times come from doing and sharing in the things you always do ------a sense of "all is well" in your world.
such a cute couple

Life with Kaishon said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. That is very sweet. Happy, happy, happy anniversary.

mother goose said...

AH!! Now that's what I'm talkin bout! what time is a good time to call you on saturdays?? LOL