We just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary on July 21st. It's crazy to think it's been ten years already. I know that when we were first married we always said that we would go on some big cruise or do something big when we FINALLY made it to our tenth wedding anniversary but, that's not going to happen this year. We have a beautiful daughter that is attatched SOOOOO no cruise.
We decided to keep it simple yet nice so we took the older three kids to Reed's Moms for a sleep-over. We actually left Brooklyn with Reed's mom also, while we went to dinner and then picked her back up to come back with us.
Reed surprised me (I had no idea where we were going for dinner) with reservations at The Roof on top of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. I was REALLY surprised. He surprised me further by having flowers at our table (the window table with the best view of the Salt Lake Temple) with a Happy Anniversary Card. (I know I always tell him not to waste money on flowers but, this was nice surprise.) It was a delicious dinner with decadent desserts.
View from our table (taken on Reed's phone). We watched the sun set as we ate our dessert. BEAUTIFUL!!
For gifts we both gave sentimental gifts. Reed wrote me a long letter (I've been telling him for years that I would love a long letter for those times when you need to read and re-live your own love story....to remember why you love your partner in the first place) He didn't dissapoint!!
I gave him a card with a heartfelt message and a little token inside. I took a dime (signifying ten) and used a metal stamp to stamp our initials in the metal. I drilled a hole in the center so he coud put it on his keychain (he has kept a subway token from New York, where he served his mission on his keychain for years.) I wanted another something he could keep with him always.
Instead of staying somewhere(carting all the baby gear we would need) we stayed at home. I spent the morning (while Reed was at work) setting our bedroom and bathroom up like a hotel, complete with a fresh stack of towels in the bathroom. I tried to make it our own little get-away.
Reed, I know we always wanted to get away for this anniversary but, having our baby girl has been such a gift this year. I love you! Ten years isn't nearly long enough and I am so glad we get to spend Eternity together! I Love you, Reed!