Woolen

Today markes our 7th wedding anniversary (woolens, or copper, and I have no idea why both are applicable gifts), and though we went out on Saturday night for dinner and a movie*, we officially recognized the day with heart-felt, emailed Anniversary wishes. I guess that's what 7 years gives you. It also gives you a litany of historic family related events that you've shared: Births, deaths, disease, apartments, starter-houses with leaky roofs, better houses without leaky roofs, any number of bought and sold automobiles... I could go on (we did, for the record). There was also an abruptly ended conversation about grey hair.
This year, in keeping my traditions of:
1) being the one who gives the gifts but does not receive them, and
2) being the one who only purchases last minute, numbered-anniversary-appropriate gifts,

I gave The Lovely Wife a knit newfoundland fisherman's hat** with a penny sewed into the brim. The penny is for good luck, and it's said that as long as you have the hat, you'll never be broke. I hastily borrowed that little tidbit as my promise to keep her from destitution. She bought it with minimal eye rolling.

Anyway.. if you're reading this: Happy Anniversary, baby.





*I defy you to try and say the former without inadvertantly saying the latter.
** The Lovely Wife is generally allergic to wool, so I opted for something that wouldn't cause major breakouts ***
*** Had I not been adhering to the traditions above (see #2), I might have actually knitted something myself. I'm sure she could use a potholder or coaster of unequal proportions.

Posted bythemikestand at 10:00 AM  

7 stepped up to the mike:

sween said... 12:10 PM, October 20, 2009  

Congrats guys!

Megan said... 1:26 PM, October 20, 2009  

congratulations! now only 43 more to go.

bethany actually said... 2:51 PM, October 20, 2009  

Happy anniversary! And many more.

Steph said... 11:52 AM, October 21, 2009  

Happy Anniversary!

It's really too bad you don't knit and that TLW is allergic to wool. I would have loved to have seen the coaster.

HalfAsstic.com said... 8:34 PM, October 23, 2009  

Congratulations! I'm just impressed that you sewed a penny inside it!
Oh, and she's beautiful! You make a lovely couple!

sarahdoow said... 4:21 PM, October 27, 2009  

Happy anniversary to you both. I approve of and applaud the high level of good-lookingness in your wedding photo. Well done.

chRistine said... 1:41 PM, November 01, 2009  

congratulations :)

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