Thematic anniversary cards are my thing. Ever since we were married, I've made Michael a card that reflects the prescribed anniversary gift for that year. There's usually two choices, traditional and modern, so I just choose the one I feel would make the best card. Ok, sometimes the easiest card. This year was a watch.
And then since that is actually a great gift idea for him as well, I also took a huge risk, closed my eyes, and bought him a watch. Do you have one of those husbands too? For whom it is next to impossible to buy anything gadgety, because if he wants it then he is sure to already be watching at least ten auctions on ebay for a much better one than you will ever think to buy? So I am astounded and gratified that he is going to keep the watch that I picked out for him. (Robyn, I know right? high-fiving self! whoo!)
And he always gets me flowers. This year it was these lovely red tulips, along with a little getaway trip to Charleston coming up. I was so glad to finally have chance to use this flower holder thingy I bought at some party years ago. I forgot about it in the cabinet, and turns out it is perfect for tulips. Stick them in the holes, done. Flower arranging-by-number. And to cap it all off, we dressed up and ate a large amount of sushi in Atlanta. (We always chuckle when we hand the keys to our 1995 Civic beater to the valet attendant.) I feel we marked the Big Fifteen successfully.
Now I have to switch gears to my daughter's birthday, quick like. She'll be seven and her party is this Saturday. Your assignment: provide me with the perfect, easy, cheap, not to mention wildly entertaining games for her birthday party. Which will have a dog theme. Go!