We celebrated our anniversary a few days later with a wonderful dinner at a beautiful boutique hotel in in the posh suburbs.
And since we are watching-our-pennies, we got a $100 gift certificate for $50 from restaurants.com and agreed to spend $10 each on gifts.
We have a thing with cards. I have actually saved every card we have ever exchanged.
So when I came home from work, I was greeted with these lovelies...
Steffler is one sweet hubby! He always gets/makes the best cards. And when I say "makes", he is known for buying a card he likes, crossing out some of the words and adds his own. I love it!
My gift for him was memory box. I bought a cool, magnetic gift box from Barnes and Noble. Yes, it's a gift box but I loved the map (kind of works with our plans to travel more).
I added a label to the front, like so...
Then I grabbed a bunch of pictures of us over the last 5 years... look how little we were!
And tossed in a stack of index cards and leftover wedding envelops...
We are writing our memories over the last 5 years on an index card and putting it in the envelop with the pictures. We are also making a few predictions for the next year.
This can be our new tradition for years to come. Add of few pictures, log a few memories, make a few predictions and look back on "us" over the years. We can't wait for the day we can share this with our kids!
Happy Sunday :)