Today is our two year anniversary! Can you believe that? Rian and I had decided a long time ago to do the “traditional” anniversary gift idea (Josh and Melissa, friends of ours, do this and it is very fun). Here is the list of traditional and Modern gifts from about.com:
1st Wedding Anniversary
2nd Wedding Anniversary
3rd Wedding Anniversary
4th Wedding Anniversary
5th Wedding Anniversary
6th Wedding Anniversary
- Traditional Gifts: Candy or Iron
7th Wedding Anniversary
8th Wedding Anniversary
- Traditional Gifts: Bronze or Pottery
Modern Gifts: Linens or Lace
9th Wedding Anniversary
- Traditional Gifts: Pottery and Willow
10th Wedding Anniversary
Well, as you can imagine, paper for year one was easy. I got Rian a bunch of different books that were cool and meaningful. Year 2 is not that easy. My friend Becky can attest to this, I have been trying to figure out a cool cotton gift for about a month and a half. There is so many cheesy things out there that have to do with cotton. My gift ideas went from a love poem printed on cotton and put into a bottle to be thrown out to sea (thanks Beck), to a really nice spa robe, to some cool pajamas, to socks and underwear. Then I find this website :
and it is so perfect! Rian and I love relaxing in the hammocks when we go to Mexico or on our honeymoon in the Bahamas. So I start making phone calls. Lowe’s, Home Depot and Target all have hammocks online but not in the store. I get a hold of someone at Target by our house who tells me that they will be putting the hammocks out on the shelves over the weekend (last weekend). So yesterday, I go and buy the most glorious, two-person, cotton hammock and hammock stand. I am so pumped, so pumped in fact that I just had to give it Rian last night. He of course agrees, and says he wants to give me my present first because it is just so awesome. I get two presents.
1. A gift card so that I can get two prenatal massages. I was so excited, I mean so pumped.
2. A small folded up piece of paper with my gift printed on it because it hasn’t shown up in the mail yet. Guess what it is? You got that right people…Rian bought me a hammock too!
Here is the one that Rian got for me. I like the one he got for me better because it is actually from the Yucatan Penninsula (where Cancun is). It is really beautiful, and we can use the stand that I bought for it. Pretty perfect isn’t it?
Next year is leather, I am planning on getting Rian “assless” chaps. I guess I will probably get a matching pair from him.
P.S. I think that my gift tonight should be a “banana hammock”, don’t you?