I am SO disappointed... I worked for several months on a video to post on my blog today for Jerry's and my 10-year wedding anniversary, and I can't get it to upload :(
Jerry had to work today, so we didn't have big plans for our anniversary. We'd agreed not to buy each other anything, but something handmade was okay. I made the video. Jerry was VERY creative and came up with this:
I eat a single Dove Promise every night with a glass of wine. Jerry wrote out memories of us and tied them onto each individual Dove, so that when I pull one out to eat each night, I'll have a memory to relive. (A couple of them are flipped over, because they're not very appropriate!) I love this gift more than anything he could have bought.
While he was working, I had to go get new running shoes. I stopped at the mall to use my coupon for free Victoria's Secret panties while I was out, and the kids and I wandered around the mall a little bit. While we were window shopping, I saw something that I just HAD to buy for Jerry.
First, the back story: When Jerry was in basic training in 1999, he would send me letters and, occasionally, cards from the PX. The PX had very limited options as far as cards go, so we always got a laugh out of the really corny ones. It turned into a running joke between us. One of them was so ridiculously cheesy that we still joke about it to this day:
Another thing that we joke about came from the movie Fear. Remember that scene where Mark Wahlberg's character gives himself a homemade tattoo that says "Nicole 4-EVA"? We always get a laugh out of writing our names with 4-EVA next to them.
Soooo... when I saw this key chain set at the mall, I not only bought it, but I got it engraved:
The engraving didn't photograph well, but it says, "Katie & Jerry 4-EVA". I was SO embarrassed buying this, and even more embarrassed telling them what I wanted engraved on it, but the embarrassment will be worth it when Jerry opens the gift. (By the time this post goes live, I'll already have given it to him). We're going to have a low-key evening--dinner at Panera, followed by ice cream and coffee.
Tomorrow morning, I'm going to pick up Stephanie bright and early to go for a run. She's been having some trouble with her race pace run, so I'm (hopefully) going to help her carry a 9:55/mi pace for 7 miles. I'm looking forward to it!