Friday, August 16, 2013

10 Years!

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!

17 comments:

  1. WOW You've got yourself a great guy there, Katie!! The candies sound wonderful and so original of an idea. My husband would have never in a billion years thought of something like that (of course, I don't think I would have either). Congratulations on 10 years!! I hope you're able to share your video with Jerry even if it won't upload to your blog, seeing as you did make it for him, not your readers. I love the key chains! What makes it special is the memories and bond it brings to you both. Happy Anniversary!! Enjoy your evening!

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  2. Congrats on 10 years! My husband and I celebrated our 20th on August 14th.

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  3. OMG, your husband is super creative and totally thoughtful. Candy and Memories in one! Wow, just....WOW. You've got yourself a good one there. He's a keeper for sure. I showed that idea to my husband and he said..."he's making the rest of us look bad". Well done! ;-)

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  4. Congrats on 10 years Katie! My husband and I just celebrated our 1st anniversary on the 10th. We decided to do traditional gifts and had a very low budget allowance for each so that most would be handmade. He painted on rice paper and made it into a scroll with a love letter at the bottom and got me a book of written memories and funny things. I did 52 pieces of paper with things I love about him and folded them into origami hearts and put them in a jar for 1 saying a week. I also put together a photobook of our first year married. It's so much fun to be creative and give gifts that have personal touches. :)

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  5. Happy anniversary! What a sweet gift he gave you, and I LOVE the key chain and engraving!

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  6. This post was super genuine. Happy anniversary to you both!

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  7. Oh my gosh, those little Dove Promises made me all teary. Jerry is AMAZING!! Lucky for him, so are you!! :D

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  8. Happy anniversary! I love the promises gift, so very sweet :D

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  9. So cute and sweet! I love how you, after showing the heart and key card and keychains, then had a "low-key" evening! LOL

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  10. Happy anniversary!! The Dove chocolates were so sweet.

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  11. Happy Anniversary! What a thoughtful gift from your hubby. Love the key chains too.

    Visiting your blog for the first time. Someone posted a link on Pinterest and I knew I had to spend some time reading. I'm a fairly new runner (just completed a 5K training program and running my first race next weekend!). I also have quite a bit of weight to lose. I think I'll spend the rest of the afternoon reading your blog. You inspire me!

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  12. What great gifts! Happy anniversary!

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  13. Happy Anniversary! (Belated :() I have been reading your blog since quite some time now though I rarely comment!(I am so lazy!). I loved your Husband's idea. Its so romantic. Like someone else mentioned before, my Hubby would have never ever thought of something like that! U got a keeper ;)

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  14. Melissa (@mrsridley)August 19, 2013 at 8:21 AM

    I LOVE FEAR! Guilty pleasure. =)

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  15. That is so awesome. The gifts, the cards, everything. But the FEAR shout out totally topped the cake. That movie was so outrageous, it traumatized me towards dating! However, I will still sit down and watch it if it's on. Mark wahlberg 4-eva!

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  16. Congrats on ten years! I did have a chuckle imagining asking to get that keychain engraved with what you did... haha that is true love right there!

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  17. Happy Anniversary! What fun gifts! Sounds like a perfect celebration!

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