Ten years ago, I was waking up at my parent’s house, probably too early because I was so excited. It was our wedding day and I don’t think I could have been happier.
I’m so glad he still decided to go through with asking me to marry him, even though my mom said “are you sure? She’s picky!” I think after 5 years together, he sort of knew that.
You are the best thing that happened to me….to us. I love you and I can’t wait to see what the next 10+ years hold (but, no, they will not include 4 more kids:)
We did a little early anniversary celebrating this year (you know, with a baby coming and all!). And because of said baby coming, 10th anniversary celebrations were a little lower key and maybe not so traditional, but just perfect for us.
We were invited to try out the services at Natural Body Spa in Buckhead (so posh) and started with warm neck pillows. Heavenly. Relaxing. And perfect on a day when it was like maybe 30 degrees. I’m thinking, purchasing one of these for home would make a great gift idea. Or maybe making one, but who am I kidding? I can’t sew!
Don’t we look relaxed?
The last time we had a massage together? Our honeymoon. Seriously, 10 years ago. And as it turned out, it was more of a “how to” give a massage, then a “receive” a massage. I mean, yes, it’s great to give rather than receive, but massages? Need to be received every once and a while. The togetherness massage was awesome. Same room, two different masseuses and an hour of heaven.
I followed up my massage with a pedicure (um, I think the last one I had was my sister’s wedding 2.5 years ago….that’s bad)
Mr. Serious followed his up with a facial or which there is no evidence. But, his skin looked so good afterwards. He wasn’t too pleased that I booked him for a facial, but he went with it, and I think he was very pleasantly surprised. Take note ladies, even your big strong men like to be pampered!
Since this wasn’t really traditional for a 10th anniversary (I think a lot of people go on trips, or upgrade their rings (remember, I don’t even wear my wedding band!), I put together a list of some other nontraditional ideas for anniversary presents.
Make coupons for each other. Mr. Serious did this for me one year and it was quite the hit. Some sample coupons?
- One free massage (no strings attached)…maybe with a small bottle of massage oil.
- Wash and vacuum the car.
- One free trip to the store without kids.
- Plan an entire date night (including arranging for a sitter and planning the location, etc).
- Fold and put away the laundry.
Stop and have a nice drink together. Enjoy each other’s company with no interruptions or excuses. When was the last time you really sat down, just the two of you and enjoyed each other’s company?
My post massage bathroom selfie inspired another anniversary idea.
Remodel your bathroom/kitchen/bedroom.
Hello, three shower heads and space to actually move around? Yes, please! If we weren’t paying a sitter, I totally would have jumped into the Natural Body Spa shower. It looks like the most amazing shower ever.
Basically, do something that you will appreciate for each other and that will stick around for a while.
Also, when gifting for your 10th or any other anniversary, make sure you consider their Love Language. My language? The one that involves actions….so scheduling and taking me to a massage and mani/pedi? Pretty much perfect! I forget to go back to this basic idea, and I need to more often.