So, Mal and I sort of celebrated 7 years of marriage yesterday. We didn’t have big plans because we just got back from Oregon and we have another vacation coming up in August, so we decided to keep things low-key this year. We did, however, agree to buy each other “traditional” wedding gifts just for the fun of it. Seven years is copper, so we planned to get each other something made from it. It was a last-minute decision, so neither of our presents arrived in time for our anniversary yesterday. We didn’t have anything to open, but we had a good laugh about our “copper” gifts for each other. Funny story…
Mal somehow mixed up copper and tin (he still has no idea how), so my gift from him is actually made of tin, not copper. When he realized the mix up, he wanted to get me something made of copper, but I told him I’m sure I’ll love whatever he got for me and not to bother with another gift. But, of course, I had to razz him a little by buying him a tin of Altoids. Haha!
Our past anniversary celebrations:
- 6 years – Lunch at CaffÃ© Tosca (Mimi and Papi babysat)
- 5 years – Dinner + sunset cruise
- 4 years – Lunch at Miracle of Science
- 3 years – Sat on our back porch
- 2 years – Overnight at Hotel Veritas
- 1 year – Visited Kath and Matt in NC and Erika and Josh in SC
The rest of our anniversary celebration was laid-back and relaxing, which was especially nice after such a busy few weeks. I’m telling ya, summer in New England is crazzzyyyyy! We planned to spend the day with Papi, so we drove out to Funny Farm, which included a stop for anniversary donuts.
Chocolate frosted with sprinkles!
We also stopped for iced coffees at Gourmet Donuts, which has 65+ flavors. Oh, yes. I went with Macaroon.
The temps were in the 90s yesterday, so we hopped in the pool as soon as we arrived. It was glorious.
Even Murphy went for a dip in the pool. Related: Murphy enthusiastically “elephant butted” around Funny Farm like his old crazy pug self, which made me so happy to see. I’m glad he’s feeling better!
Papi prepared a wonderful meal, complete with homemade vinaigrette and warm French bread. Mmm!
Hooray for a fun day at Funny Farm! (FYI: Quinn’s fedora is from Gymboree.)
On the way home, we snacked on some caramel popcorn from Papi. He grew up in the same town as Harry & David, so he especially loves their products! We do too!
Back at home, we did the usual Sunday night routine to get us ready for the upcoming week. I can’t believe it’s already Monday again!
Questions of the Day
How did you celebrate your most recent anniversary?
What is your hometown known for?