As in a wedding anniversary. Forty years ago Hubby Tony and I said I Do and started our life together.
Right after last year's anniversary we started discussing how we would celebrate such a big event. We threw out different destinations for a trip, and made some tentative decisions. This year, about the time we would have contacted the travel agent, the world went into its COVID free fall and we were glad that we hadn't put a deposits down on anything.
I'm hopeful that eventually we'll be able to travel, but in the meantime our special weekend was quite low key. Friday we journeyed to Meramec Caverns. Yesterday we took in an exhibit about the impact of local women and the suffragist movement at the Missouri History Museum. Later in the day, during Mass the priest called us to the front and gave us an anniversary blessing. We went out for good Italian food and then a dessert of frozen custard before heading home.
This morning we hiked on a trail at a park near our house. Tony cooked dinner, and afterwards we had a family Zoom call, with the entire family together on one screen. It was good to see everyone and catch up.
What would a big event be without presents? For a long time I was at a loss as to what to get Tony, but an online search led to some great ideas, and I put this memento together:
Each line is a different font. An inspiration piece I found online had some bird on a wire silhouettes at the bottom, but I substituted the tiny cat clip art, which I thought more reflected us. (Don't you love how their tails turn into a heart?) I added our names, printed it out, and placed it in a frame.
Five years ago today: A Sunday Story