Monday, November 26, 2012

Awesome Alyssa

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And now, here is a word from Alyssa! 
Alyssa blogs over at Impractical Composition.

Brand and I just had our 4 year anniversary on the 21st! I can't believe how fast the time goes by, it feels like yesterday we were taking pre-wedding pictures, and getting butterflies about our wedding day! Here are some traditions that Brand and I have on our anniversary:

1. Look at your wedding pictures - There is no better way to remember your special day than by flipping through your wedding album. There will be so many things that you will remember about the day, it will bring up so many conversations about what happened, how you felt, and what you remember.

2. Come up with a traditional weekend get away - Every time our anniversary comes around Brand and I go up to Prescott for the weekend and enjoy the cold weather and turning of the leaves.  We like to do one new thing each time, last year Brand and I picked a spot where we would want to build a house!  It was high up on the mountain and oh so gorgeous! We also like to go back to the places we've been and see if they have changed.  Oh, and we take lots of pictures to document our time!

3. Eat an anniversary only meal/dessert - When Brand and I head up to Prescott we always stop at the Amish restaurant in Black Canyon where we eat a yummy breakfast. And I always get Chocolate Chocolate chip pancakes at iHop! There is nothing better than having a specific meal or place to remind you of the fun traditions you have on your anniversary.

4. Talk about your future goals - Isn't it fun to look back on the past year you spent together and think about what you want to do in the next year? Ask each other questions about future goals, where you see your family the next time your anniversary rolls around, any personal goals that you want to achieve.

5. Buy something small/Find something in nature to take home - Let's face it, weekend getaways can be expensive so it can be easy to not want to spend money on trinkets. Every year Brand and I take a leaf home with us. (the leaf has already fallen from the tree of course!  It's kind of random and may seem silly to you, but we put it up on our book shelf so we can remember, throughout the year, the fun time we had on our anniversary.. It's a simple reminder of the memories and love that we have for each other.

Do you have any anniversary traditions?

Are there any new ones that you want to start?

Thanks Alyssa! 
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  1. I love the "anniversary only meal" idea... that's something I hadn't thought of. Not that my husband and I have had an anniversary yet... we just had our half-year today! So we have another half a year to think up fun anniversary traditions :)

  2. What a sweet anniversary post! Thanks for the great ideas. My husband and I won't celebrate our 1st anniversary until September so we have a while to come up with ideas still!


  3. Great post! There's nothing like flipping through the wedding album. New follower from the GFC Hop!

  4. That is so sweet :)

    I'm your newest follower from the GFC blog hop

  5. Thanks so much! So glad everyone is enjoying the traditions! And thanks for letting me post today! (: