Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Feeling the Love

Yesterday was officially an anniversary. An annual celebration that began last year on October 6th. That is when we got married :) And of course, in true anniversary style - I thought my husband forgot. Yes, I know it sounds crazy (being the first year and all) but I seriously believed that my husband did not remember to reserve, save, or plan to celebrate our union.

This is how it went down.

Friday, we planned on going to Bone Fish. If you have never been to a Bone Fish restaurant - I would totally recommend it. We received a lovely little gift card as a wedding present and saved it for this very special occasion. So, in my head, I had a conversation with myself - "This is it. This is the anniversary dinner. This is as much romance as you can expect for the next fifty years. This is what it will be and I must be content." And believe me - I was.

In fact, I even surprised myself because I love (LOVE!!!) to receive gifts. It doesn't matter how big or small, expensive or free, long rehearsed or on a whim. I love gifts. I love to give gifts. I love to brainstorm about the perfect gifts. I love gifts. Ok - now here is the gift deal, when someone gives me a gift, a note, a drawing - it means that they love me. Maybe big love. Maybe small. But a least a little. And this love-language is good news for a marriage. The boyfriend can just buy me a little sumpin, sumpin and I feel like we are rock solid.

So it was quite a shocker to even me when I thought our free gift card was IT for our celebration o' 1 year.

Then he did the unexpected. He pulls out a package. Yes, it is double wrapped. With a ribbon. And inside is this.

I know - shut up right?!?! So I scream. Yup and cry. And generally make a scene. And he says "Well, I wanted you to have something to take great pictures when we go to Niagara Falls...tomorrow."

Shut your stickin mouth!?!!? I was in shock. So then he bought me new walking shoes - cause the others hurt my knee. And then we get a new camera bag. It was like three gifts in one night. Saturday morning - we head to the ATL airport...then on to Canada. Never been there. It was fabulous.
It was breathtaking.
It was absolutely perfect. And the best part is that my can't-keep-a-secret-to-save-his-life husband planned it in July. Yet another reason that he is my boyfriend.

We had an Ahh-mazing room overlooking the falls, with a fireplace and a hottub. The weather was divine.
The flowers were in bloom. We even won $50 in the Casino!

It was the most perfect, the most fun, and the most relaxing three day weekend ever!

Needless to say, I came home feeling the love!


The Rauths said...


kari said...

That was so sweet! I'm glad you had a great anniversary!

Lindsey said...

Happy anniversary! That is the sweetest gift ever, what a great husband!

southern daze said...

What an amazing way to celebrate your first anniversary! I loved the story and practically screamed out loud when I clicked the link to see your dream present. What a great gift (I'm extremely jealous, by the way!) The trip he planned was incredible and I can definitely see why he's a keeper. Congratulations on your first anniversary!

mrs.leah.maria said...

Dang, I really hate hating on people, but your hubs is so darn near perfect I'm doing it! I'm hating on him. :) JK

How phenomenal!

Emily said...

File this under "I just emailed this link to Mr. B hoping he remembers this in 9 months." How sweet is your boyfriend? What a great gift, surprise and weekend all in one. What did you get him?

Emily said...

Oh, and happy anniversary and all. Sorry, I just got so caught up in the perfection that is your hubs. Like Leah said, sort of hating you, mostly happy for you - it's give and take. Haha

USANDCO said...

I'm sure glad you decided to "keep" ol' Jer, Katie. He's somthin special. Aren't our husbands greatness!!!! I'm so happy and proud for you! Mwhhhaaaa
Love you girl

Bayjb said...

Happy Anniversary! What a great story

Kim & Ryan said...

awww.... Happy Anniversary! And I think your boyfriend is officially in the running for hubby of the year. =)

Jen M said...

LOL you are so cute and funny! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! Glad you were spoilt like you deserve.

Mrs. McB said...

Congrats on such a great trip!!!! What a great hubbie!

G+D said...

OMG, what an AMAZING surprise!! I think that takes the cake! Great job hubs!! And happy anniversary!

Freckles Chick said...

My fave:
"This is as much romance as you can expect for the next fifty years." LOL!!

Sweetest. Gift. EVER. You two are gorgeous! (We missed you around here. That'll teach you to go off again, being all romantical.)

Happy Anniversary, sweetie =)

Katie said...

Hi Ya'll -

You guys are so sweet!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the congrats and the well wishes! And yes, I have to agree - my hubbie is definitely a keeper...and I hate on him for being so darn-near-perfect too :)

XO - Katie

Nornie Gal said...

So now you can know how very good I am at keeping my mouth shut because I knew about ALL of it the whole time (well...most of the time anyway) haha! I'm so glad that you had a wonderful time...Love you, Katie-Cat! :o)

Jersey Girl in DC said...

I just discovered your blog by way of This Young House... LOVE your bedroom makeover! Where did you find those pretty glass bottles that are in the pic?

Your one-year anniversary sounds like it was perfect! Your husband is so sweet! :)

Katie said...

Hi Ya'll -

Lori - you are such a stinker! I never knew it was coming! But I must say, I hope we can all go visit N.F. together - Cole would love it :)

Jersey Girl - thanks so much for coming by Bower Power. It is nice to see new faces :) The bottles were a discounted item at Pier 1 imports about five months ago. You might be able to still find them if your local store keeps a lot of marked down items like mine. Good Luck!

Thanks again you guys for all your support! I know Jeremy gets a kick outta reading your words of encouragement :)

XO - Katie