Joe and I are coming up on our 8-year wedding anniversary. We don’t have a perfect anniversary gift-giving track record, but we’ve always done something nice, whether it’s been dinner at a local restaurant, or a vacation to celebrate. This year, I think we decided that our trip to Washington was part or our anniversary gift to each other. But, then again, we didn’t set that in stone. So, I’ve been thinking about what I could get him for a “real” anniversary gift.
I’m gift-giving challenged. I over-think it and hold out for the PERFECT thing, which really just ends up stressing me out, then buying something quite generic. Hopefully I’ll come up with something better this year.
I found this photo of Joe and me in a drawer a few weeks ago and immediately put it in the kitchen window. I think we look pretty cute as an engaged couple at the beach in Michigan, just weeks before our wedding. And I love thinking of everything that’s happened in our lives since this photo was taken way back in 2003.
I’m so thankful for my talented friend Terry who shot our engagement pictures all those years ago and captured our relationship so well. Perhaps the best gifts on this anniversary will be looking back through old photos and letting all the memories in.
In the meantime, seeing this little gem in the kitchen window sure keeps me happy while doing the dishes.