Five years ago today, Jesse and I started kissing on the lips.
How do the years go by so fast?? It's so hard to believe that the first 5 years of our marriage is over and done with. We have learned so much, grown so much, and fallen into a much deeper kind of love. But enough of the sappy stuff.
Anyone who knows us well knows that our honeymoon was . . .well . . . not so hot. So on the plane ride home (or perhaps during dinner on the 2nd day of our honeymoon) we told ourselves we would take a 2nd honeymoon, probably on our 5th anniversary. This honeymoon would be far better and more enjoyable.
Big surprise . . . we are NOT taking a 2nd honeymoon today. Instead, we are finishing up a week of a basketball/English camp we've been helping out with, then attending a party for the parents of the kids that attended. Maybe next year we can drop both kids off at a Grandparent's house and finally take our real honeymoon. Maybe . . .
I wish I had pictures from our other anniversaries, but they are on a hardrive or non existent, and I don't want to dig them up. These pictures are all stolen from my previous Xanga site. I think I've used the above wedding picture as a post on our anniversary every year.
For our 1st anniversary, we went to a Bed and Breakfast in northern Iowa then headed up to the Kuphal's to celebrate the 4th of July. I was very sentimental and made sure we watched our wedding video, the slide show we played at the reception, and the video of the reception. Giving each other presents was a big deal, and I gave a very serious type gift to Jesse (and I can't remember what it was . . .)
We booked a great hotel in downtown Minneapolis on Priceline for a really low price. Ironically, for dinner we went to a Spanish Tapas bar. Then, again, we headed to the Kuphal cabin for just a little bit to see Tom and Jenny, who had by then moved to MN. Most of our time was spent at Valley Fair, a fun amusement park. I have to say, this was probably my favorite anniversary so far. We both love amusement parks. Fast rides, good greasy food, what's not to love?
We rented a hotel in Ames where I could enjoy a nice warm pool since I was a month and a half away from giving birth and feeling weightless was just what I needed. We ate dinner out at a nice restaurant and enjoyed our last anniversary without a baby.
Last year, on our 4th anniversary, we had dinner here at home after Renae was to bed. I don't think we had presents, cards, letters, nothing to give each other. Infact, I don't think I even took pictures. It's funny to look at how our anniversaries have changed each year . . . We might be able to celebrate next weekend but this weekend is pretty busy so I guess we'll just kiss extra long tomorrow. After all, we are celebrating 5 years of kissing too. :)