Thursday, August 18, 2011

Anniversary Traditions

We had such a great anniversary week!  We had to be in Destin, FL for my brother's wedding so we went down a week before the wedding, spent some time on the beach, relaxed, and hung out with my family. 
 Once the wedding was over we decided to drive half way back and stopped in one of our favorite places, Savannah, GA and have some alone time to celebrate our anniversary! 
We had such a fun night!  We went to a fabulous dinner and ended our evening at a roof top bar overlooking the City Market and just spend time talking!  It was fabulous!
After getting back home we had to dig into our year old cake!  I had no idea my mom even had it!  But she put it in an ice chest and brought it to Florida and
we put it in an ice chest and brought it back to North Carolina! 
I was so happy to have it! 
We also thought we would add a tradition to our Anniversary fun....We decided each year we will open a bottle of wine from the year we were married, 2010.
I hope we can search for the perfect bottle each year through our travels and such.
This year we enjoyed a bottle from a winery we visited in Destin!
I like to think in 30 years we will be enjoying some fine wine. ;)
Like wine, love get's better with age!
I even broke out our wedding cake cutters! HA
 And the last tradition! 
A little sister, Dr. Jill officiated our wedding.  When she began the service she told a little snip-it from the book, The Velveteen Rabbit.  Well for our anniversary Jill and Vicki gave us a copy of The Velveteen Rabbit and The Velveteen Principles. 
It was very thoughtful of them to think of us and give us such a meaningful gift. 
So we thought each year we would read it!  After our 2010 wine, our old cake, and a wonderful vacation...we settled into bed and read about being REAL!

"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get all loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."   -The Velveteen Rabbit

1 comment:

  1. I love this!!!! Happy late anniversary!!!! I def. want to go grab a copy of the velveteen rabbit now just to re-read the story and see it's life meaning now that we are older!