Monday, August 30, 2010

A Creative Celebration


My husband and I recently celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. I love that it doesn't feel like it's been that long. We are blessed to still have that honeymoon feel in our relationship, most of the time. Our anniversary is Aug. 22nd, just as summer is ending and school is starting for the kids. It often happens that by the time we get to the 22nd all our summer fun money is spent from making great memories with the kids before they have to start another year of school. We have had our share of romantic getaways, but sometimes we have to get creative. This year was one of those times. It was actually the perfect year to be "creative", not only was the fun money gone, but my husband had injured himself severely (surgery to follow) and we were exhausted from all the "fun" we had been having all summer long. Nothing sounded sweeter than a nice quiet dinner for two, besides 11 years is worth celebrating, but not necessarily a milestone, so no big deal. He and I had been chatting about it and I had made a joke about it being our "anniversary week", and that's when the idea came to me. Why not celebrate all week with a few little things, so I came up with a plan. Here is what we did, I hope it inspires you for your anniversary or just to add a little romance and always needed connecting time. Monday we did foot massages, Tuesday we danced to our wedding song before bed (in our pj's), Wednesday we watched our favorite movie together, Thursday we shared a bottle of wine, and Friday we went out for dessert. It was so great. Just what we needed, a little time to just be together. It really felt like we were celebrating something special. There are so many more little things you can do, you could also make it big. Think of the little things you both enjoy, or you know your spouse enjoys. Have fun with this and please post your ideas as well.