First of all, our date falls just five days after Christmas. Who can keep a surprise that long? Not me. Everything is unwrapped and exposed on Dec. 25.
Second, until this year, we've had zero disposable income come anniversary time. Then, you have to pay for dinner, and a movie, and a baby-sitter. Who can afford to also celebrate with a gift?
In Mark's defense, he tried to order me something special this year. He knew I was in search of the perfect button down white collared shirt. He thought he had hit the jackpot with a simple one from Banana Republic, but when it arrived ... well, let's just say the bedazzling on the collar didn't impress either of us.
This year was no different. We celebrated year five yesterday, and no presents were presented. No feelings were hurt.
However, for the fun of it, we googled what the appropriate gift category is for a five year anniversary and found out it is wood.
You see, we had already planned on a little backyard adventuring turned treasure hunt for the day. And look what we found.
Perhaps year five will involve a wooden anniversary gift afterall.
Lesson Learned: Adventure awaits right outside your door. Or at least, our door.