Post # 1
So this upcoming March is a BIG anniversary for Darling Husband and I. We will have been officially married for 1 year and together for 10 YEARS. This still blows my mind. I feel like because they’re both big milestones, we need to do something appropriately big.
My first thought was hey, we should take a trip somewhere fabulous! We never had a honeymoon (since we went to Europe where Darling Husband proposed) and we could have an anniversary trip/honeymoon. Then, work interfered. Our anniversary is on a Monday and as it turns out, Darling Husband has to work the Thursday before, Saturday and Sunday. Even if he didn’t have to work, I’m fairly new to my job and don’t think I would have been able to get the time off anyway. The weekend after he works Friday and Saturday, so again, not even a weekend trip.
Since we’ve been together so long we’ve done pretty much everything conventional for our anniversaries. Romantic home cooked meal, romantic picnic on the beach with a fire, a whole family meal, a show, countless romantic restaurants all over Los Angeles and more unique things that I don’t even remember right now. It’s creeping closer and closer and I have NO idea what we’re going to do.
The only thing I’m sure of thus far is that I’m going to get him a watch. He never wears the one he has and has recently informed me that he wants a new one, so it’s a classic and easy choice.
So bees, i need your help. What on earth should we do to celebrate??
Post # 3
No thoughts from the hive?
Post # 5
Congratulations on your milestone anniversaries! I understand wanting to do something extra special. Since you can’t go on a trip for your actual anniversary, maybe you could have some kind of memory date? I’d suggest maybe doing something symbolic from both your first date and your wedding on that Monday. Maybe re-visit the location of your first date? Was your wedding located in a nearby location? Maybe you could do something there or at a place nearby. Where did you stay on your wedding night? If it was somewhere special, maybe you could stay there again.
That’s just an idea for your actual anniversary since you both have to work. Do you think you could plan to take a trip in 6 months? You could always have a belated celebration with a trip, but I do agree it’s important to celebrate your big anniversaries in March.
Post # 6
That is a big milestone! 🙂 We got married close to 10 years on the date we met.
I’m not familiar with LA. But do you have any fun/romantic areas nearby within 1-2 hours for a quick overnight trip? We were going to take a overnight trip to a winemaking vineyard and stay at their guest house for our 1 year. Then go to dinner a this farm to table restaurant nearby I’ve been dying to try for years. It was like 1.5 hours away.
Post # 7
Both excellent ideas, thank you! I would love to close overnight trip somewhere close-ish and I think we’re going to plan one. There’s tons of places near by, we can go down to San Diego or up to the Santa Barbara area. Lots of wine tasting, bed and breakfasts, etc. The only issue is, looking at our calendars, it’ll likely not be until June lol. A slightly bigger trip in 6 months might also be nice.
For our actual date, which is a Monday, our wedding location is too far away since we got married down near San Diego and there’s no way I’d be able to make it to work Tuesday morning. We’d also probably spend so much time in traffic getting down there Monday night that we’d only be there to sleep lol.
I like the idea of a memory date too, though I was only 15 when we started dating and we spent most “dates” just hanging out lol. There would probably be too much traffic to get to our firepit beach but maybe we can pick another anniversary or favorite date to rehash.