Monday, April 25, 2011

Anniversaries and Such

My wedding anniversary was this past Thursday. Bowling night for my hubby. Did I ask him not to bowl?
Maybe in previous years I would have, but I didn't this year. It's not that I didn't want to spend the evening with him, it's just that I know how much he enjoys his bowling night and after being married for eleven years I've learned a few things.
1. It's not about the actual date. We actually 'celebrated' with a dinner out Saturday night. It still meant the same to me.
2. I know he loves me all year around. We told each other happy anniversary on the day.
3. I like to bowl also and I wouldn't have given up my bowling night! :)

Made you laugh with number 3 didn't I?

A couple of years ago we spent our anniversary weekend in Asheville. We went to the Biltmore and had a great time. We've taken a couple of long weekends trips for our anniversary, but it's not something we do every year.

What about you? How do you feel about anniversaries? Are you a stickler for doing something on the day? Do you mind postponing a couple of days?

Happy Endings Are Just The Beginning
Lindi P.


  1. What a cute, loving couple you two are!

    Last year, I was at ACFW Conference on our anniversary, so we celebrated a week late. We've saved our vacation days and taken a week's vacation around our anniversary date and there've been years when $$ was tight and our celebration was dinner at home and exchanging a card. I don't think it's when or even how you celebrate the specific date. To me, it's about how you celebrate each day together.

  2. You're right, Edwina!

    Lindi, we're weekend celebrators as well. :)

    That's a great photo!! Happy anniversary!

  3. Congratulations Lindi & hubby!

    I like what Edwina said about celebrating every day together.

    The more celebrations the better around here :)

  4. Hi Lindi:

    Our anniversary, July 29th, falls between our birthdays in June and August. So every year we tried to celebrate both birthdays and our anniversary together somewhere special in the world! Of course our first choice was London because we shared the 29th with Charles and Lady Diana.

    I would say we’ve had the best anniversary celebrations than anyone we know. If only everyone could have such a perfect arrangement and perfect spouse. Thirty-three years so far!


  5. Vince, that is so sweet!!! And we share the same anniversary weekend. My husband and I were married on July 31st.

  6. We almost never celebrate on the day of our anniversary. Mainly because our anniversary is only two days after my birthday. So we often choose the Friday or Saturday closest to the two dates and use that as our celebration night.

    When our youngest was born, my only request was for a night out without the kids. (Money was tight and I was a homeschooling mom with the kids 24/7.) Our first time hiring a baby sitter for the night, but we went to dinner and a movie. I can even tell you what movie it was...Armageddon. It turned out to be the most memorable gift ever. (Almost 13 years ago.) That started our tradition of going out together as our gift- dinner and a movie usually- and enjoying just being with each other. We can't claim as many years as Vince and his wife, but we're getting there. It'll be 23 this August.

  7. Hey, Lindi,
    Since you both had already gone out to celebrate, I don't blame you letting Lenny go bowling on the big day. Why not? He still loves you and you still love him. I would have done the same thing. It's just one day and a landmark can be celebrated anytime. It's the point of celebrating it that counts, no matter when you do it, I say!

    Billy and I celebrate our anniversary on September 6. We'll celebrate 14 years this year. We try to go to dinner at least. Sometimes a movie. My mom in law is always great about watching the kids on our anniversary/birthdays... although, i will say when I don't have the kids with me, when I'm not frantic there's going to be a spill or someone's going to do something to hurt themselves, I don't know what to do with myself! and then, I miss the little rug rats ;)

  8. Well... if our plans have to be after the date, I would like it acknowledged on the date, LOL! But ours is right after Valentine's Day, so he has to figure out how to do something for both, so we usually do Valentine's Day with the kids. But whenever he can get an extra day off, and we can get the grandparents to watch the kids, we celebrate!