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Last Wednesday night, I was working on my blog when my husband walked in the room. He came and stood behind me, and it made me completely nervous. I get so flustered when somebody is watching me do stuff on the computer. He asked me nonchalantly what I was doing. I defensively answered, “Stuff for the blog! Even if it might not look like it has anything to do with the blog, it does!” He started laughing and then sat down on our bed. Then he pulled out something and soon enough I heard my own voice! He had just recorded my rant that sounded more like I was completely guilty of something!
Then he said, “Happy Anniversary!”
You see, the week before that I had mentioned to him that I wished I had a voice recorder so when an idea comes to my mind, I can just say it. I was so tired of having ideas and not being able to write them out as soon as they came to mind. I can’t just run to the computer to type out my ideas every time that happens.
I was excited that he got me the recorder, but, at the same time, I HAD to get that voice recording erased right away! I HATE listening to my voice play back (the voice that I hear in my head is so much better), so I had to get that recorder from him! He kept moving it from hand to hand and out of my reach, but I finally got it from him and erased it. (THIS* is the recorder he got me. I love it!)
It was an absolute surprise from my husband since he usually waits until the day of the birthday, anniversary, holiday, etc. to buy something for me. Our anniversary was still 3 days away, but he said that I needed the recorder and that’s why he got it earlier. How sweet!
You are going to love what I did for him for our 6th wedding anniversary this year.
My husband loves drinking Fanta. In Argentina, though, the popular brand of this tasty orange soda is Crush (which they uniquely call Croosh). For my anniversary gift, however, the Fanta worked perfectly. I personally think Crush and Fanta taste exactly the same.
I bought six 2-liter bottles of Fanta for my FANTAstic Anniversary idea!
I wrote on the back of each tag one thing that happened that year that was a big deal, especially for both of us. For example, in our 4th year, I wrote on the back: We got pregnant with our first baby! She was expected to arrive on July 28th!
You can do it, too, if your husband loves Fanta and it’s your 6th anniversary (or anything less than 6, too). All you need is a hole punch* (not the one I used, but a good alternative), scissors, and some ribbon* (again, I used a different kind, but this one has lots of ribbon and great reviews).
I gave my husband the piece of paper that says: “We’ve Had a FANTAstic Six Years Together!” He read it and didn’t get it right away, but then I pointed out to him the word ‘Fantastic’ and he asked me where the Fanta was!
In case you are wondering, this project cost me a total of: $7.88 + tax: Fanta – $1 a piece; printable (printed at Staples on cardstock) – $.98; ribbon ($1.97 divided by 3, because I didn’t use it all) – $.66; scissors ($1.88 divided by 50 since I’ll definitely be using these more) – $.04; hole punch ($2 divided by 10 since I know I’ll use it on more than just this project) – $.20. I want to share with you the cost of my projects so you can get an idea of how much it might cost you.
If you’re married or dating, how many years have you been together, and what are your plans for the next anniversary? Please comment! I’d love to hear from you!