Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sweet Sixteen

On Friday, September 21st, Richard and I celebrated our 16th Anniversary. Richard sent me on a fun treasure hunt last year, so this year I thought I could step things up a bit and put a little more effort into my gift and ultimately, our relationship. Here's what I came up with-

16 Candles- One for every year we've been married.

A note delivered with Candle #1 and breakfast that said:
Sweet 16 and you've never missed an opportunity to make me feel loved or give me a kiss,
so throughout today enjoy a gift or deed for every year of marital bliss. 
(I know it doesn't really rhyme- I was brain dead.)

#2- His favorite soda pop.

#3 His favorite gum.

#4 Route 44 Coke Zero with lemon served along with...

...#5- Lunch from Bajio.

#6- A favorite candy bar.

#7- A gift card for a healthy lunch.

#8- A favorite snack.

# 9- Sweet sentiments

#10- Another favorite snack.

#11- Yummy chips

#12- Money for movie tickets.

#13- Favorite dessert. 
No, I didn't just give him the box, I actually made it for him.

#14- A little something to relax after a hard day of work.

#15- A garment steamer for making dressing for the corporate world a little easier.

#16- CENSORED!  :) We are married after all.

It turned out to be a really fun day and Richard was surprised and pleased with all of his gifts, which in turn made it all the more fun for me.


Rachel said...

That is a lot of fun Nat! I love seeing it in person.

Between you and Gerb, you are making me feel guilty about my 20th coming up and expecting Brian to surprise ME!!!! :D

Gerb said...

I love it! Allen's birthday is coming up and I've got nothing...

K said...

Natalie = this is so kind and so clever and loving. I feel really ashamed I never thought to do anything so nice myself. But maybe Richard wasn't as bossy as somebody I know was when he was young like ya'll are. SHOCK: I've been married more than twice as long as you guys. How could that be when I feel like I'm the same age you are? I find this deeply puzzling. And I LOVE TAPICOA TOO. How many people even know what it is anymore? I'm so proud of you = that was a tremendous amount of paying attention, remembering and doing. You are so good.

Alisa said...

What an awesome idea! This makes us all look really bad. I guess I better step it up a bit, too. We celebrate #17 next month. Yikes! Thanks for sharing.

Carrilyne said...

So cute! And so personalized! I am trying to think if I even know 16 of Jareds favorite things!

A GAL NEEDS... said...

This is the cutest idea ever! Maybe I can steal it sometime! We're only on #13. Maybe I should do it now so I can be lazy and avoid 3 additional gifts. Seriously, how amazing!