Wednesday 11 October 2017

14 Years of Marriage

This past weekend was our Canadian Thanksgiving and instead of doing the traditional post of all that I am thankful for, which you can read about HERE, I am sharing with you a glimpse of what Logan and I did to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary.  Neither of us are 'gift' people, in fact in terms of our love languages I think for both of us that was near the bottom of the list, so this year we started a new tradition thanks to an idea I got from a friend on FB.  Her and her husband take turns planning their wedding anniversaries and keep it a surprise for the other person.  I love this idea mainly because it lets me off the hook every second year, I just get to show up and enjoy! 



I took a turn first  and planned an early fall picnic by the river.  I arranged for the kids to go to my parents for a sleepover and when we got home from work our date began.   We both enjoy being outdoors and active, so our first stop was the local tennis courts for some friendly competition.



Afterwards I got the idea to make a charcuterie board from my amazing friend Kendra, check out her blog and all the delicious foods she makes.  As soon as I saw this "how to" on her blog I knew I wanted to do it for our anniversary.  It was the perfect evening.   The company was wonderful.  The food was delicious.  The wine was flowing. The river was calm. The sun was setting for the day.  And we even had a few little friend visitors. 

We ended the evening by walking downtown and catching the last bit of Train's outdoor concert. 


I am so thankful that we still enjoy spending time together and though we are far from perfect, we are perfectly imperfect. 


What are some great ideas for anniversary dates?


  1. What a fun romantic day! I am all for experiences over more things!

    1. Ditto. I love to create memories and then you can return to them time and time again.

  2. Aw, what an awesome idea! Happy anniversary!

    1. Thanks Dee. We had a blast, and I can't believe we've never used the riverbank for a romantic picnic before. We always go for walks, bike rides, etc.