We celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary this weekend with a trip to Ann Arbor. It was great to reminisce and visit our favorite shops, restaurants and wander down the streets we walked when first dating.
Last night was our much anticipated gift exchange. This year was a tough one: iron! What to get, I fretted!? I finally settled on a cast iron skillet for Ben, along with a spoon rest. He has a large cast iron skillet that we've used twice maybe so I got a smaller, grill pan that will hopefully cook some fabulous stuff in the future. Ben got me a super cute bistro chair. As you can imagine, it's not very comfortable to sit in but it'll be a great addition to our front porch in the warmer months (with a chair pad). During the winter I'll keep it inside and use it as a plant stand.
Our other anniversary tradition is opening the cards everyone wrote us at our wedding (if you were there you probably remember the notes we had out in lieu of a guest book). We re-read the cards opened in years past and then opened six in honor of 2009. The cards are thoughtful, funny, sweet and something we truly treasure from our special day. I always get teary reading them, and can't wait to open more over the next few years.
Thank you, friends and family, for all of your support then and now.