June 24, 2012

An Anniversary Well Spent!

My parents, who have been married for 31 years, gave wise advice when they said to always make your anniversary special. Do what you can to show the one you love how much you love them.

I think I began thinking about what we'd do for our 1 year anniversary since BEFORE we were married! If you know anything about me, you know that I'm a planner! I suggested to Ryan that we spend our anniversary similar to our wedding!

He booked us room 410 (same as our wedding night) at the Hilton Bella Harbor! We had dinner, and finally opened the bottle of rum that we bought in St. Lucia! My gift was too big to bring to the hotel, but Ryan went ahead & gave me the card with the Seawolf information.

Our plan was to go to the Hilton pool, have dinner at home (one similar to our wedding), and then go to the Seawolf. We packed up the top tier of our wedding cake & pink champagne! Once we got to the Seawolf we were told there weren't enough people to cruise on the sailboat, but the captains were so kind to get lots of pictures of us: eating our cake, toasting, our champagne, and took our picture with us holding a picture from the year before (I plan to do this every year). :)

We got to actually cruise on the Seawolf a couple days later & it was perfect! Cruising the lake at sunset is the way to do it!

Here's to planning next year's anniversary!


June 23, 2012

1 Year of Paper

I cannot believe we have already been married for a year! My how time flies!! I'm all about traditions so we of course followed the tradition of giving paper as a gift...

I originally thought of making a shadow box or something that I could put old movie stubs, concert tickets, etc. in for Ryan...then my mom told me I should make him something of paper that he could hang in the garage (his favorite place!) Anyway...I ended up making a collage of the sayings, quotes, scriptures, and well wishes from our wedding cards. TOOK ME F-O-R-E-V-E-R to cut up all the cards then arrange them & Mod Podge them on the canvas. **No, I did not get this idea off Pinterest...some of us still have some creativity within. :) ** Here's the finished product displayed in our bathroom rather than the garage...

Ryan quite impressed me with his paper gift...in the sweet card he gave me was a print out of the confirmation to go sail on the Seawolf on Lake Ray Hubbard. We have been wanting to do this so I was quite excited!! He did let me know that the boat needed 6 people before we could cruise so we may not get to go on our actually anniversary which was Monday. Stay tuned to find out what happened... :)