wedding anniversary...how do you celebrate?

@Nhey16 (2519)
Philippines
November 15, 2008 7:06am CST
It's our wedding anniversary today... my hubby and i went out, with our kids. We ate in Italianni's restaurant, and then we stroll along the mall. We bought some of our grocery stocks and then during the afternoon, we went home and i prepared Carbonara for our dinner with the assistance of my daughter. after cooking, we ate our dinner together and then we watched television... this is how we had celebrated our anniversary today, but even if we just did simple things, we had fun together... i guess it's not how expensive you've spent for your anniversary, but having fun time with the family is what really counts...
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@Barb42 (4225)
• United States
16 Nov 08
After we had children, we went out one time by ourselves to dinner on our anniversary. It was on our 4th anniversary and our son was 2 months old. The rest of the time, we took them out with us. When we had to go out without them, we felt guilty. Now we just go out and have dinner by ourselves. But back then, it was great to have our children along with us. After all, they are part of us!
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
hello Barb42, it's really great to bring along the kids, but i guess, sometimes, we also have to go out as couple... :)
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@Barb42 (4225)
• United States
17 Nov 08
We just figured we'd have plenty of time to go out as a couple when our children were grown. And, we do. Those are memories we have to look back on when we are now out by ourselves. We just never felt like we had to go out by ourselves when our children were home. I just didn't like leaving them with someone else while we went out and ate a good meal. We always wished we had them with us even when we couldn't because of it being a job-related thing.
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
you are very right. my hubby would always want to bring along the kids, coz most of his time he's in the office... thank you... that's a great reminder for me... :)
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
17 Nov 08
Fortunately I am still a single . So this question does not arise for me lol...... And you have not invited me to your weddimg anniversary also ha ha ha lol ..... So I have no way to respond you but still I can try lol. I think going out to see a great movie and then going to restaurant to have a dinner is nice idea . Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
18 Nov 08
hello Ganesh44 your idea of spending anniversaries is great... i guess you are a sweet person :)
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
18 Nov 08
lol Thanks for appreciating my idea ,...... Yes your guess is very right....lol ha ha ha ha yes ... Happy Mylotting ! Take Care ! Ganesh
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
18 Nov 08
You are absolutely right and here is wishing you many more returns of your wedding anniversary.
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
23 Nov 08
thank you for your greetings kalav56... :)
• Qatar
17 Nov 08
As the two of you.... celebrate yet another year of togetherness... heartiest congratulations and warm wishes emanate from my heart Wishing you both a very HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Toast.... GOD bless
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
18 Nov 08
ohh thank you so much Grace030174...
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• India
17 Nov 08
Happy wedding anniversary to both of you.This special moment is very important and you have celebrated it in a right way with your kids.May God bless your and your family for a happy life.
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
thank you sreejithsreenivas :) thank you, thank you...
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
17 Nov 08
Happy wedding anniversary to you and hubby. May there be many more years of blissful marriage. People seldom reach their 10th anniversary nowadays and are already splitting so like you I have gone through 26 times wedding anniversary and am still happily married. We normally have a cake and family gathering with photo session to mark the day. It is great your children have joined mama and papa in this joyous occasion. They surely have a good example to follow when they get married one day.
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
thank you zandi458 :) wow... you've gone through your 26 years together... i hope we could also last that long... :) taking a photo is a nice remembrance... too bad we didnt have one, but next time, i'll have to make sure that we would have one...
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• China
16 Nov 08
it is really agood celebration for wedding anniversary.simple, happy.
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
yes it is... :)
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@monudjn (17)
• India
16 Nov 08
Hi First of all I would like to convey my best wishes to you and your hubby. Undoubtedly this moment is one of the greatest moment of any couple's life. Many times I heard people saying that anniversary gets faded with the number of years completed. However I would like to comments against this saying that anniversay is a milestone of sucess that two of you share. It is a sucess that proves your love for each other and nobody wants to discontinue this sucess. Money is not at all a factor. In my(our) case we were not a millionair before marriage and still we live a life of middle class family. However this does not stop celebrating our special moments like a king. With hectic work pressure and other responsibilities we dont get time to sit and discuss about our life together; this is the time when sit together and spent some quality time discussing only about ourselves. This is the time we like to do all small and crazy stuff and revive our sweet memories. Also we discuss about our future course of action that will directly or indirectly drive our family as a whole. Wish you a very happy aniversary once again
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
thank you monudjn :) you are right, money is not the most important factor in celebrating anniversaries, but the moment spent with them... every second counts :) like what you've said, having quality time and reviving the sweet memories are really great and sweet :)
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• Philippines
16 Nov 08
First we go to church, then if have enough budget we stroll to the mall with the kidz but if the budget is tight we simply celebrate it at home by buying Lechon Manok, or a Fried Chicken and ate it together in the house. The most important to us is that we reach in that year succesfully even in stormy days in our married life.
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
yes, passing through the storms of marriage successfully makes the relationships stronger and celebrating anniversaries with our love ones is really important... :)
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@robinemz (211)
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
both of our two anniversaries were celebrated in two different resorts. and we plan to do it this way yearly=) our anniversary falls on summer so this definitely is a good way to celebrate it and since there are countless resorts here in the philippines, i'm sure we'll never run out of a resort to go to.
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
wow...that's nice to celebrate your anniversary... :) i hope sometime we could also celebrate ours in resorts..
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15 Nov 08
Just a special dinner and that is all... And i by i card to my husband and sometimes a present, but just something simbolic...
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
that's really nice... giving cards and a present :)
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@gracie04 (4556)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
Happy Anniversary to both of you.. well, we usually go out and pamper ourselves by pigging out at our favorite restaurants like Fridays and Mediterranean.. then if we still have the budget, we watch a good movie or go shopping.. next year would be our fourth anniversary. I hope it would be something different this time, an out-of-town trip will do..
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
thank you gracie04. an out-of-town, that's great, i hope you could do that next year :)
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15 Nov 08
Hi Nhey16, Happy Wedding Anniversary to you both, I think it does not matter how you celebrate it as long as you are all together and enjoy the evening together. Tamara
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
hello tamara :) thank you. you are right, spending quality time with them is all that matters...
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
15 Nov 08
happy anniversary!!!! you are exactly right. u are blessed to have a good husband & children & to spend the time together.
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
thank you antiquelady :) just having time with our love ones makes us feel really great...
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@bbsr13 (4199)
• India
15 Nov 08
Hello! Wish you both a happy and prosperous love life.We observe our anniversary with love and end in the honeymoon.Lot of love on the anniversary night.thanx.
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
hello bbsr13 :) thanks for the greetings. ending in honeymoon is great...
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@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
Congrats! It's now your wedding anniversary! In our anniversary celebration. well just like your way. Simple and romantic. We simply greet each other and let the day passed as an ordinary day. There is no extra ordinary thing to happened except for the greetings and he give me some flowers came from the flower of any plants he saw along the way home. Even it was a flower of a small plants or a flower of unwanted plants any plants that has a flower. And if we have time we go out and celebrate our anniversary if he still remember the day we are celebrated. What an extra ordinary isn't? That's the way we celebrated our wedding anniversary. But we still love each other.
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
wow...that's so romantic...giving you flowers which he sees along the way...i like that...:) i may try that one day... celebrating anniversaries with our love ones is really great
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@nilugo (348)
• Singapore
15 Nov 08
Happy Wedding Annivasary! Wish you all the best on your annivasary! ou seemed to have had a great time - I agree its not how much money you spend on to celebrate something, its how much you enjoy the company of yr loved ones. My husband and I usually go out for a meal and spend the day together on our annivasary.
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
ohh thank you nilugo :) spending time with our love ones on our special day is really great...
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@carmela0210 (1591)
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
we have celebrated anniversaries before, but not wedding anniversaries, just an anniversaries as boyfriends and girlfriends, we usually celebrate it over dinner or lunch, we'll go to our favorite barbecue house hear my boarding house and we would eat there, and later on we would watch a movie, and he would bring me home but talk for a while first about our plans, and our dreams together, things like that, all anniversaries was especial!!thanks for sharing, and happy lotting...
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
yes, anniversaries are very special... just being with the person we love and having a good time is what counts... thank you, too carmela0210 :)
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• Philippines
17 Nov 08
yeah!!i agree with you, just being with the people whom we love would be enough!!happy lotting...
• United States
11 Dec 08
As long as you two were together, got to spend some time together, the rest doesnt matter. Our anniversary was a few weeks ago. He got me some roses, which he has never done since we have been together since I had this issue with them dying and such... but lately as I kept seeing flowers, and the tradition and all, I kept feeling sorry at the fact that I wasnt too keen on the idea of flowers, or actually, that I had ever voiced it. We hung out all day, went out to a little dinner at night, and then went to work, I helped him with something he had to do that night at work. It is all about being together, and loving that moment as well.
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
11 Dec 08
i agree, what matters is the quality time spent together... receiving flowers, that is so sweet... I bet you had a great time with each other on your anniversary... that was so romantic... :)
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
23 Nov 08
Hi Nhey, our anniversary wedding falls on early December and this is the month we normally have long holidays, so that we have much time to celebrate this great day relaxingly and cheerfully. All the time we like to have simple celebration and we don’t have to spend much in preparing anything for this day. Here we have lots resorts which are located at beautiful beaches or mountains. Normally we would spend few days in one of these resorts to enjoy the peaceful and pleasant environment as well as the delicious food there. Usually we could enjoy the fresh and yummy seafood if having vacation at the beach resort. We prefer to take seafood at seafood restaurants which are about ten minutes drive away from the resort. The foods served there would be much fresher and the way they cook are more tasty. What's more we have more choices when choosing dishes. posting and have a nice day.
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
23 Nov 08
wow... you have a great anniversary... it's great to spend your anniversary in a beautiful resort with lots of seafoods..wow... i hope someday we could also celebrate ours in a beach... :)