Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Gravel.... the Modern 15th Anniversary Gift?

Honey, I'm home....come and look what I got you for your anniversary gift!

That's right I got my husband a truck load of 3/4 inch gravel for our anniversary to fill the floor of our new greenhouse. We have been working on it for the past couple of nights and it is coming along quite nicely. I can't wait to transplant our starts into their new space!

Ok, so actually people say crystal, watches, or glass is the traditional and modern gifts for an anniversary, but I am sure that gravel is listed as the "practical gift". Yes, yes, I know the woman is the one who is suppose to get all upset when she doesn't get flowers and diamonds for her present, but well I guess I am just not that kind of girl. Almost every year David and I seem to forget our anniversary. Usually because it is the end of the school year and we are busy getting everything in order for summer vacation. I remember one year when we were living in Teller and I had gone to Unalakleet , our school district headquarters at the time, to do some work with our reading program . The conversation went like this.....

David: "Did you forget anything?"

Me: "No, I remembered to bring everything I needed."

David: "So you didn't forget anything?"

Me: (getting irritated thinking he is going crazy) "I have everything!"

David: "Maybe an important DATE?"

Me: (thinking oh S#*t) "Oh......was our anniversary today?"

David: "No it was two days ago, I was just making sure that you didn't remember and were just waiting to see when I would remember."

Me: (relieved) "Ugh, no I pretty much forgot too.....Happy Anniversary?"

So I guess you could say that we have a pretty special marriage, diamonds and pearls aside, we love one another and we're happy to celebrate our marriage to each other EVERY day and not just one day a year! I did pick up a yummy fruit tart to make the day memorable, and of course David the thoughtful got me a great card with a gift certificate to Memories and More, a local yarn and scrapbooking two vices in one store...what out! He also picked up some tasty white blueberry bark and a grizzly bear claw from Alaska Chocolate House ... chocolate ....he knows the way to a girls heart!
David and I were married in a simple ceremony in my home town of Ada, Oklahoma, at a restored library called the Ada Arts and Heritage Center. We went to Oklahoma City that evening and stayed a night at the Waterford Hotel where David picked birdseed from my hair as we ate strawberries and whipped cream, before jetting off to sunny.....well actually rainy Cancun Mexico.

Well, three kids, one dog, and countless adventures later I love him more than the day he laid this kiss on me. I can't wait to see what life is like with him 15 years from now!!


Eluciq said...

Happy 15th Anniversary! Wow...15 goes so fast, huh?

Love the gravel gift...we are just like you...not about diamonds and flowers.

and that fruit dessert looks yummalicious! At first I thought you had made it...and was wondering why we didn't see that come out over the weekend...giggle :)

The greenhouse is coming FUN!

Chum said...

Geez Stacy that is a tear jerker. It is sooo sweet ooey and gooey..
man oh man..
Well happy anniversary you two wild kids.
I worry sometimes Rich and I do not slow down enough to appreciate each other. Any you are so good at letting Dave know how much you appreciate him.