Monday, September 21, 2009

A great anniversary celebration on a budget

Friday was our 16th wedding anniversary. We've known each other for 18 years. Usually, we've gone away for the weekend. We even used to take turns planning the anniversary weekend, but after 16 years life gets busy. This year, a friend of mine suggested we send the kids away and enjoy a nice weekend by ourselves at home. She had just spent a week with her husband sans children and said it was fabulous. So, that's what we decided to do.

Aside from an already planned yard sale, we simply went out to a great dinner Friday night (after a fun reception at Craftland), for dim sum on Sunday morning (something we used to do every week before having kids), and drove to a nearby quaint beach town for antiquing and a walk along the beach. Yesterday was so beautiful without a cloud in the sky. What a relaxing time AND the least expensive anniversary celebration ever.

18 years ago, we took these photo booth pictures. I decided I'd surprise C with a stop by our local arcade to take some new ones. What fun and for $3.00 we have this great memento of our anniversary. It's nice to know we haven't changed much from the way we were so long ago (beside a few wrinkles, grey hair, 2 kids, med school, a start-up business, etc).


  1. Wonderful idea!! Heart-warming :)
    Wish you both a lot of fun together the next 18 years!!

  2. What great photos, you both look so happy! Congrats!

  3. aw, you two are adorable. what a great idea. gee - we have photo booth pics from an early date ... ideas are brewing ...

    happy anniversary and many, many more!


  4. Great idea! Those photo's are terrific. Sounds very romantic. Happy Anniversary!

  5. Thank you, all! I remember in my early 20s deciding that I was going to wait for the perfect guy even if it meant I'd stay single. Shortly thereafter, I met perfect guy.

  6. Happy Anniversary! Sounds like a great weekend!

    Love the picture idea!

  7. Happy Anniversary! Sounds like a great way to spend time together...create those special memories at home! You hubby, early photo, immediately reminded me of Harry Connick Jr.... Here's to another 50 years!

  8. Love the photos. I have some like these of my kids. Happy Anniversary!


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