My 10 Year Anniversary Post and Giveaway

Young Couple
When we first met~2001

10 years! Sometimes it seems so hard to believe. 10 years has gone by so quickly. We have done a lot in those 10 years. We have lived in 7 homes. We have lived in California, Kentucky, Germany and now Tennessee. We have three boys and no pets…yet. Hoping we can change that in the next year. We have been through three deployments and a few other separations. We have been through good periods and bad. I feel so lucky to have an amazing man by my side and looking forward to the next 50 years with him 🙂

San Francisco
Our 10th Anniversary

We celebrated our anniversary twice this year. We got to spend a day and night away from the kids and went to San Fransisco. We had a great time walking around Pier 39 and down to the Embarcadero. It was just nice to spend that time together. To not have to worry about the kids or any of that. Just us, on a date. It was fantastic!

Then on Friday night our actual anniversary a good friend of mine stayed with he boys so we could go out. We went to dinner, yay Outback and then went to go see the Dark Night Rises. We loved it! It was such a great movie. It was just a great night.

When we first got married I thought our 10 year anniversary would be spent on a cruise or a trip to Europe or something big like that. In the end it didn’t work out that way and I am fine with it. With Military life and just life in general we never really know what we can do for our anniversary. I am still hoping for an anniversary cruise in the future but it will have to wait for a few years.

I wanted to thank everyone who shared their blog posts with me. If you missed them on Facebook and Twitter you can visit them here…

Kathryn blogs about her first anniversary!

Chantal blogs about her 4 year anniversary!

Amanda talks about her wedding on her 1st anniversary!

Holly tells a sweet story about how she met her husband waiting for a bus!

Nadine has been married for 16 years. She talks about the life that they have had together!

This is a very sweet post from Erika about being married two years 🙂

Sarah tells us about her Garden wedding last year 🙂

Amber takes us through her wedding on her 5 year anniversary 🙂

Monica talks about all the things they have been through as a married couple and how surprising life can be 🙂

Sarah blogs on her 1st anniversary and shares pictures of her wedding with us.

Jennifer tells us about her first date with her husband 🙂

Sarah writes about her wedding day. It was very very special 🙂

April tells us all about how they met with lots of beautiful pictures 🙂

Fran tells us how she met her Army husband 🙂

Madeline tells us about her Wedding, with a lot of lovely photos

Jane tells us all about her special R&R anniversary 🙂

Erin tells us all about her special 5th anniversary!

Sarah blogs about the last 4 years of marriage 🙂

Tammy blogs about spending her 16th anniversary on a cruise ship 🙂

Bonnie tells us how she got engaged to the boy she met when she was justa child 🙂

And now for the giveaway…

Our first date was actually a double date. We went to Olive Garden and then to a ball at my school. It was a lot of fun and I will always have great memories of Olive Garden. So for my giveaway I will be giving away 1 $25 gift card to Olive Garden. You can go on a date, with your friends or take your kids 🙂

The giveaway starts right now and will go until Friday August 17th, 2012 at 11:59pm! Please fill out the Rafflecopter to enter 🙂

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43 thoughts on “My 10 Year Anniversary Post and Giveaway”

  1. Sounds lovely! For our tenth I thought we’d go somewhere crazy exciting too, and when it came up last year it ended up that he was called away on a disaster relief mission. And we couldn’t have afforded something fancy like that either. But you know what, you don’t really need any of it in the end 🙂
    Glad you guys had fun!

  2. Happy anniversary!

    An ideal date now would be a night without the baby (sorry, Sophia) a nice meal with my husband and a fun activity we don’t normally get to do like going to a baseball or hockey game or a museum. (You thought I was going to suggest another activity didn’t you! 😉 )

  3. Really at this point I don’t know. Our unofficial anniversary is coming up (our first date was McDonald’s, and we said we would go to McDonald’s to celebrate, unfortunately the past two years we’ve been apart and been unable to celebrate together.) Then our official anniversary (and wedding date!) is a few weeks later. We’re still trying to figure out what we want to do. I’m thinking we’re probably going to end up going to a nice dinner (no idea where) and maybe a walk on the beach. Doesn’t need to be fancy or expensive to be fun and romantic right?

  4. Aww this is so sweet! Thanks for including my post and Happy Anniversary!!
    By the way in answer to your question, my ideal date would be something different then just a dinner and a movie maybe something like a day in Atlanta or something like that – if we had the money! 🙂

  5. I am so happy that you two have found one another. With out it I would not have met you both and found a wonderful frendship out of it.

  6. Happy, Happy Anniversary!

    Hubby was in Texas for our 15th, Iraq for our 10th Annivesary, Germany for our 5th, Africa for our 1st. You see a trend here…..I tease him that he’s deployed during milestone annivesaries just so he doesn’t have to buy me a gift! LOL!

  7. This is such a sweet post – and thanks for including me 🙂

    And ideally? Dinner in Italy somewhere, with amazing pasta haha
    realistically? A great italian restaurant in downtown Seattle 🙂

  8. We’re about to celebrate our fifth anniversary, and our fourth home together. At this rate, we might be tied with you when we reach ten years (I hope not…)!

  9. In reality I don’t have an “ideal” dream date. Basically, as long as I have fond memories afterward, lots of laughs and lots of smiles I’d count it as a wonderful date!

  10. I think it would be to go to an amusement park with my husband for the day. Eat junk food, ride crazy rides, spend our time standing in lines talking about everything and anything. Sounds like fun to me!

  11. The perfect date would be a nice dinner, a walk on the beach and then sitting on the porch watching the sunset … If I lived near the beach ~ that is 🙂

  12. Happy Anniversary!!

    My ideal date is eating a yummy dinner at one of our favorite restaurants and then going to see a movie that we’ve both been wanting to see. Thankfully we both like the same kinds of movies!!

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  14. At this point I have a two year old and a 4 month old… being able to go out alone with my husband for a tasty dinner (especially with a giftcard!) would be ideal for me!

  15. In reality, I have no specific date in mind. Every moment that I am with my husband, talking about anything is enough for me. Maybe because we are not always together, he is in his assigned place while I am here with my kids. Happy to see him whenever he is free to go home.

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