Saturday, February 13, 2010

10 Years

I can hardly believe that Mr. Beeper and I have been married for 10 years now. We were married on February 12th, in the midst of a blizzard in Minnesota. It was lovely, actually--all that snow swirling outdoors in the evening light was ethereal, and made the reception all the cozier. And now, here we are, home-owners, parents, and still very much in love with one another. You all know how I feel about him, so I won't bore you with my ravings about what a super guy he is and how his kindness compares to none....instead, let me share what I made for him as an anniversary gift...
You see, the traditional anniversary gift for the 10th anniversary is supposed to be something made from tin...so, I filled a little tin box with my favorite photos of us from the past 10 years, placed a little love note at the end, and then bound it all up with baker's twine. It was a simple gift, but one that celebrated where we had been and where we have come to be today as a couple.
And this? Well, this is what Mr. Beeper gave me. He is not really the type of man who gives jewelry for gifts, but I guess 10 years warranted a little something. And I do love it--he did well--this is something I would have chosen for myself. It was designed and crafted by Jill Smith, a local artist (Mr Beeper hates mass produced stuff)--and now is on my wrist, a reminder of 10 years, and more to come.

I love you, Mr Beeper. You are the sunshine in my sky, the little smile on my face, and the ganache in my truffles. And everything else you can think of that is lovely. XOXO.

9 comments:

Book Baker said...

A very happy anniversary to the two of you!! All the very best for the years to come! :D

Tiffany said...

What a beautiful wedding photo and lovely gifts! Happy Anniversary to you both! 10 years is quite the accomplishment!

Amy said...

What a gorgeous bracelet - you are lucky to have one another - happy anniversary!

Kelly said...

"ganache in my truffles"...love it!

Patricia said...

In love with all the beautiful and cute things you make, do and share.
I'd like to have some of your talent, while that... what type of camera do u use? haha! great photos.

Autumn said...

That's so sweet! Happy anniversary to you both! My husband and I decided we love the different "themes" for the different anniversary years--I like your take!

Ruth said...

How lovely! Congratulations to both of you! Wishing you many more happy anniversaries to come. :D

Deb said...

sounds like 10 years of great times...♫ and many more! ♫

Maiz said...

I love how your heads and your arm make a perfect heart in that top photo!
-Maiz