December has meant loooooong hours for T, and he had to make special arrangements to leave on time so we could celebrate our anniversary this week…
His boss asked what he bought me as a present, and when he said “Nothing”, Mr Bossman was a bit nonplussed.
“When there’s an anniversary or a birthday, you HAVE to get her a gift!”
But quite frankly, there really is nothing I want. Last Christmas he suggested buying me some guitar-themed ornaments that he saw at the mall. Initially I gushed at the idea…until I thought about it some more. They were actually kinda kitsch, and really, I do not need any more trinkets cluttering up my life! In the end, I asked for a charm bracelet – I don’t wear jewellery but I’ve always loved the concept of charms and having each one mark a milestone or special occasion.
This year, I said I’d be happy if he paid for dinner. As for Christmas, we’d already bought a GPS and I unexpectedly scored a deal on a dSLR from a friend this week…so all I really needed was some solid headphones so I could play guitar silently.
But back to my point – this week was our anniversary, our fifth, in fact. We’ve never really celebrated this date. Neither of us ever actually knew it up til now; it’s fixed in my mind as “the Wednesday before Christmas” (2005). But this year I made it a resolution to mark the occasion, and here’s how we did:
A trip into town, where we saw this going on – some kind of crazy publicity stunt, obvs:
I posed by Sky City’s massive Christmas tree, which unfortunately didn’t fit into the frame:
A massage for him (his first ever, and it’s done wonders for his back pain – why had we not done it before???!! Going to make this a more regular thing) and a facial for me. I’d only ever had one before now, and while that was a somewhat painful experience, I only felt slight heat/tingling at one point during this one. My therapist quickly picked up that I had very “weak”, sensitive skin, and worked with it. Here’s me looking all shiny faced and cleansed of pore…
Then over to the Grove – a swank restaurant near my office. It always gets 4 or 5 stars, and was by miles the nicest place at which either of us has ever dined!
His crayfish with duck, pumpkin puree and cute little veggies:My market fish (and yes, that’s foam you see there like on fancy cooking shows. It tasted damn good, though I had to repress the sensation of consuming nasty seawater-type fizz):
and then from St Patrick’s Square, over to the Domain for a spot of people watching and a short stroll.Normally, I detest planning events, no matter how simple, because they never work out for me. I always put too much stock into birthdays, for example, and am ultimately almost always disappointed. And when things do not go as I had intended, my inner control freak freaks out. But this? This was pretty much as perfect as it could have been.
Pictures of you! That’s something we aren’t honoured with very often. 🙂
oHhh! 🙂 You’re so pretty. I love that shot near the tree, anad your dress is really cute on you.
Looks like you had a good day. I feel the same way about presents. If BF were to ask me what I wanted, I’d be stumped. I want a digital piano but it’s $2000 so all I’d want is a good meal <— which he is making for me 😛
5 years!! Congratulations 🙂
I agree with Melissa – so nice to see pictures of you! It sounds like an amazing day and very cool to see pictures of places I know 🙂
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I too agree with Melissa! You and T are adorable together!
Kyle and I are always stumped on what to get each other too! Gift giving gets hard the long you’re in a relationship, lol
You are wearing a summer dress (and you look great BTW) and we are all bundled up. It is winter here and I cannot believe there is summer somewhere else in the world. LOL Congratulations on your anniversary! Looks like you had fun.
Aaaw! That is the perfect anniversary and totally one that I will copy one day, (if I ever get the anniversary portion of a relationship.) Happy anniversary and may many more follow!!!
Everyone’s already said it, but you are so pretty! Thank you for sharing your lovely day and a little bit of your private life.
Have a wonderful holiday.
Sounds like a really perfect date. And the food looks delicious. I’m really impressed by your attitude towards presents, good for you! Happy holidays!!!
Really cute pictures! It sounds like a heavenly way to spend an anniversary.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Is this the first time you’ve ever posted a picture of you and T? I feel like it is!
You guys are cute – and you are so pretty! I’m glad you celebrated your anniversary 🙂
Happy anniversary. 🙂
And super cute dress I must say.
Love the picture of you and T. You are so pretty and I love your dress!
Pictures! Yay! You are so adorable!
Happy anniversary and happy holidays! 🙂
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Of course, just after posting that I hadn’t seen a picture of you, I see this post. I’ve been really bad at keeping up with everyone’s blogs! Happy Anniversary to you and the boy!
This seems like such a great way to celebrate!
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