Happy Friday to one and all! While this was technically a short week, it was rather long. Getting back into the swing of things is a lot more draining than I thought it would be. Then again this is the third time I have done so. But I know this is not why you have come. So bring on the Friday Five! This weeks theme: Anniversaries.
1. What significant anniversaries will you be celebrating this year?
Its not a big one, but my husband and I will be celebrating six years of marriage come may. My parents however will be celebrating 40 years in October. Quite an accomplishment these days when most don't last nearly as long. They don't have anything big planned as of yet, but its still relatively early so who knows.
2. In your life, what is today the one month anniversary of?
Which means, what happened on January 24th then? Well back in 1989, January 24th was the day that Ted Bundy was electrocuted for the murder of a 12 year old girl. Had to do some research but there you have it. So that would make this the one month anniversary of that, if it was in my lifetime. More recent, a year ago the there was the bombing that took place at the Russian Airport, killing dozens and injuring hundreds more.
3. What is today the one week anniversary of?
Umm lets see here? Nothing fancy happened last week that I can remember, but I am celebrating the return of work, does this count?
4. Sometimes the traditional wedding anniversary gifts seem a bit staid. If you had your way, what would be the right gift themes for the five years’ worth of wedding anniversaries?
the first-A picture or two from the wedding. A good reminder of the year that was. And what you were doing a year ago at that moment. Even better, a picture or two that they don't have, or never got.
the second-No longer the newlyweds, a nice piece of jewelry would be wonderful. Yes I said it.
the third-Some kind of class together perhaps. To prove there is still things to learn together, and to learn about one another.
the fourth-Now that you have been married for a couple of years, a day to ones self. Pamper the other, let them have a day to do what they want. For women it may mean getting nails and shopping, for guys it may be shooting hoops or pool. But prove that you don't need to be around each other all the time.
the fifth- a weekend away. By this point, a lot of couples have had at least one kid by now, and don't get away as often. They are also beginning the no longer newly married phase, yet not the old couple. And from what I have found, its not an easy year to deal with....so it would totally be worth it.
5. Among your friends, who’s been married the longest?
My husband's oldest elementary school friend and her husband will be celebrating 8 years come October. As we speak, she is in labor with her second daughter.