8 Years Later

Justin and I celebrated 8 years of marriage this week.  How lucky I am to get to spend every day with my best friend and a wonderful man!  We usually celebrate in a pretty laid back manner and rarely even exchange gifts.  I thought it would be interesting to document how we have spent each anniversary and so without further ado, a list of our anniversary celebrations.

Wedding Day:  May 22, 2004 - Married in Dallas, TX

First: May 22, 2005 - Attended Candace and Jeremy Wiley's wedding in Waco, TX  and  stayed in the honeymoon suite at a local B&B.

Second:  May 22, 2006 - Attended a recruiting dinner for work.  We celebrated a few weeks early with a trip to Italy!

Third:  May 22, 2007 - Took a section of the CPA exam and celebrated with a homemade dinner of stuffed shells.

Fourth:  May 22, 2008 - I'm not sure what we did this year!

Fifth:  May 22, 2009 - Dinner at Stephen Pyles' restaurant, Ama Lar, at the Gaylord Texan Hotel.

Sixth:  May 22, 2010 - Picked out our gifts together.  Justin got a replacement volleyball and I got Vibriam Five Fingers.

Seventh:  May 22, 2011 - Dinner at Grimaldi's....one of our favorite dinner spots.

Eighth:  May 22, 2012 - Dinner at Urban Turban on the North Wharf in Auckland, New Zealand.  Delayed celebration will be dinner at the Observatory at the top of the Sky Tower overlooking the city.

Then....Honeymoon in Maui May 2004

Now....Life in Auckland May 2012


Jenny @ Practically Perfect... said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the laid-back way you guys celebrate :-) Sounds similar to what we do.

CrazyUncle said...

Does Justin mind that you spend everyday with your best friend and a wonderful man? He is an understanding person, that's for sure. Well, Happy Anniversary!