Sunday, October 10, 2010


Every other girl I know is head over heels for anniversary celebrations, obsessing over presents, flowers and romantic dinners. Even Chris, who is not known for his romantic tendencies, keeps mentioning to me that he is trying everything he can to be home on our anniversary. 

All of this anniverary talk has me thinking: Is there something wrong with me? Am I the only girl on the face of the earth that has little desire for an extravegant celebration for her anniversary? Is it wrong of me to not want a huge celebration with candles, presents and surprises?

Don't get me wrong, if Chris did make it home and wanted to make big plans and go all out, of course I would be happy to do whatever he wanted. But if I had to choose, it wouldn't be extravagant, expensive or overly-planned at all.

Maybe it's because this is our first anniversary and I'm still in the newleywed love stage. Maybe it's because I don't want to get my hopes up and be disappointed if Chris can't be here. But really, I think it's just the fact that I have never really been a fan of giving expensive presents just to show a person how much you love them. Personally, I would rather have a heart felt "I love you" than a diamond anyday.

Is anyone else with me?

Chris and I on wedding day


  1. I feel the same way about presents. I would rather get something heartfelt rather than something expensive. I hope he gets to make it in time for your anniversary. Unfortunately, we had to spend our first one apart, but we were able to do video chat for hours that day.

  2. I am actually the same way- J and I usually forget about it entirely until two days later while sitting around watching Dog the Bounty Hunter, I'll ask him, "Hey-wasn't it our anniversary two days ago?"

    Hopefully he'll be home, and it will be better than any present just to have him there!

  3. I agree with you. This year we didn't buy gifts for each other. We went on a weekend trip and went to a baseball game.

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  5. For me, the best anniversary gift is time with DH. My love language is quality time so it makes me feel really loved. I don't mind a gift or two, but they don't have to be expensive, just thoughtful. For our first anniversary we went to a music festival, so it was a gift we both could enjoy:)

    I hope you get time with your DH for your anniversary:)