Wednesday, October 24, 2012

anniversary traditions

Brand and I are coming up on our 4 year anniversary! I can't believe how fast the time goes by, it feels like yesterday we were taking pre-wedding pictures, and getting butterflies about our wedding day! Here are some traditions that Brand and I have on our anniversary:

1. Look at your wedding pictures - There is no better way to remember your special day than by flipping through your wedding album. There will be so many things that you will remember about the day, it will bring up so many conversations about what happened, how you felt, and what you remember.

2. Come up with a traditional weekend get away - Every time our anniversary comes around Brand and I go up to Prescott for the weekend and enjoy the cold weather and turning of the leaves.  We like to do one new thing each time, last year Brand and I picked a spot where we would want to build a house!  It was high up on the mountain and oh so gorgeous! We also like to go back to the places we've been and see if they have changed.  Oh, and we take lots of pictures to document our time!

3. Eat an anniversary only meal/dessert - When Brand and I head up to Prescott we always stop at the Amish restaurant in Black Canyon where we eat a yummy breakfast. And I always get Chocolate Chocolate chip pancakes at iHop! There is nothing better than having a specific meal or place to remind you of the fun traditions you have on your anniversary.

4. Talk about your future goals - Isn't it fun to look back on the past year you spent together and think about what you want to do in the next year? Ask each other questions about future goals, where you see your family the next time your anniversary rolls around, any personal goals that you want to achieve.

5. Buy something small/Find something in nature to take home - Let's face it, weekend getaways can be expensive so it can be easy to not want to spend money on trinkets. Every year Brand and I take a leaf home with us. (the leaf has already fallen from the tree of course!  It's kind of random and may seem silly to you, but we put it up on our book shelf so we can remember, throughout the year, the fun time we had on our anniversary.. It's a simple reminder of the memories and love that we have for each other.

Do you have any anniversary traditions?
Are there any new ones that you want to start?


  1. Happy anniversary! That is so cute that you guys a such a great tradition to go by each year :)

  2. We definitely have traditions. Usually its around Christmas than our anniversary. Now that we have moved to Oklahoma, we need to find a new tradition. We used to live outside of Denver and for Christmas Eve we would spend the night at a hotel in Downtown Denver and then Christmas morning go home to open presents and eat yummy food. We always spent a fortune on the yummy food and it was totally worth it. Now we live downtown, so I'm looking for a new tradition for us. Esther Norine Designs

  3. I love it when I discover other bloggers who live in Arizona. So...hi!

  4. i wish we had anniversary traditions! I love couples that have a picture taken every year even if it's just holding up how many years they've been married with their hands - so cute! and to be able to look back at all of them. happy early anniversary!

  5. Yay I love traditions. Happy anniversary!

  6. Happy Anniversary! That sounds all too lovely! So sweet!

  7. Great ideas! I'll have to keep them in mind when/if I get married!

    Happy Anniversary!

  8. This is really adorable. Fun to have something you do every year as a tradition!! We need to think of something.. our two year is in december :)

    congrats on 4 years!

  9. Newest follower here! I found you through the Tuesday blog hop! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more! Those pancakes look so good!

  10. it is really sweet that you guys have these traditions! we tried doing the traditional anniversary gift themes for a few years but have since stopped!

  11. Found you through the Tuesday blog hop, and I'm a little late to join in but I'm glad I found your blog! This is some really great advice, I love having traditions with my husband too! Following you now, feel free to stop by my blog and say hello!

    x Ellie @ Ellalogy 
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