Caleb had quite a few adorable things up his sleeve for our anniversary. His original plans kind of got messed up, so he improvised. His theme for our weekend was to recreate pieces of our wedding weekend (aka - the best weekend of our lives thus far)!!
On Sunday, on our way back from hanging with friends in Columbus (separate post on that to come later), he stopped at the Outlet Mall and told me I had to spend this cash in his hand (ahem- my "paper gift") for a quick shopping trip! Heck yes! This is something we spoiled ourselves with the day after our wedding, and as it was a holiday weekend, I got a LOT for a very little amount! Once we got home, we finally exchanged gifts! Caleb said he loved the traditional gift item idea, but said he already had something else in mind...so I couldn't argue when I saw this beauty in my hands!
I got a Tom Tom Runner!! You can tell I was ecstatic. Seriously, he knew how badly I wanted a GPS watch, and would never buy myself one. I couldn't help but feel so giddy. I got him a fun Iron Man book (he's obsessed), a few cigars, and also a hobby box (aka, a huge pack of awesome baseball cards...his #1 love...you know, other than me)!
|There's a story behind this... when I saw it, I HAD to buy it.|
He told me we'd be doing more the next day, and I didn't mind stretching our celebration into another day one bit. So the rest of Sunday night we munched on yummy food and rented a Redbox. I love date nights in!!
Monday morning we woke up and he started cleaning our place right away. I'm 100% convinced that cleaning is a "love language" of mine, and it meant so much that he did this. Like I'm talking laundry, scrubbing, spring cleaning, trash, EVERYTHING was getting done. He's the man. Later once I had showered, it was time to leave! A week or so prior, I had mentioned the idea of getting a quick photo shoot done for us by a friend for free, but told me he wanted us to visit the church we got married at, and do it ourselves. We decided we should recreate some of our favorite wedding pictures. So we made the trek up there, tripod in tow...and had ourselves a blast...even if we were trespassing.
Ah, that man...I love him.
Then we decided to have a little fun.
|I promise he thinks I'm lovely...sometimes.|
Then he treated me to dinner at Mimi's Cafe where we had our rehearsal dinner last year. It was incredible and was so nice to have quality time with him. I seriously love this man with my whole heart and it meant so much that he made this first anniversary so memorable!
We talked about all the places we've visited in our first year, and all the hilarious and awesome memories we've made along the way. I can't even wait to do it all again after year 2 has passed. That's so exciting to think about. Being married is fun!
*bonus points if anyone noticed those are the same shoes that I wore on our wedding day!!