Wednesday, February 20, 2008

5 Years

So...it's been five years! Ben and I just celebrated our 5 year anniversary and boy did we celebrate! We went for dinner and a movie! Amazing how before kids that would have been the lamest anniversary ever, and now after kids it's like the biggest treat ever! My parents came over and watched Hailey so Ben and I could have a night out alone! It was fun. We went to the 'Bucket list'...which I would highly recommend. I almost never recommend movies, but this one was so cute and so touching. Go see it! Anyway, Hailey had lots of fun with Grandma and Grandpa...who have now turned into full time babysitters. I'm just so glad they made the time to come out and play with the Hailey Babe. Maybe next year we'll do something really cool for our anniversary, so we don't sound so lame. But, Ben did score some serious brownie points last week.

On Tusday he bought me one rose:

On Wednesday he bought me two more...so total of three:

On Valentines Day he bought me three more...so a total of 6. (sorry no picture of that one...it's still on the camera)
And then on our Anniversary (the 15th) he bought me 6 more...a full dozen! Plus a cala lily -which was our wedding flower. (also no picture yet)

Serious Brownie points! Oh...he also got me a gift cert. for a mannicure, pedicure and a massage. Ahhh...I can't wait! Hailey and I made him a little album of some pics of Hailey and one or two of me. So we weren't really that creative or anything, and I definitely did not score any brownie points, but he thought it was cute. Here's a sample of what he got:



And finally, we decided to paint our wall. After much thought, and tons of feedback we decided to go with the brown. Our couches are a really dark chocolate and our carpet's on the brown end of things so it just made sense. We've also decided to move the art that was originally there and replace it with something like this picture, and to make new accent cushions too. This picture is sort of what it looks like. It's not an actual picture of what we did (I have to clean before I do that), so I just made some pics to put on the wall, coloured the wall and added the cushion. Cute hey? The actual brown on our wall is a very chocolate brown and is not green at all...nothing like this picture, but you get the idea. The paint actually looked like chocolate pudding in the bucket and it took all my will power to not take a bite. Seriously, it looked soooo delicious.



And the original art is now hanging above our bed...and it actually looks really great there. One day, I'll take a picture of it for you...but I have to clean first. And well, I just don't ever feel like cleaning. Oh...and some of you may know the paint story...so I have to fess up. We painted it brown all the way back in November. But, I chose the colour and I did most the painting. Let's just say I have been banned from colour selection and painting for the rest of my life. The brown I chose was more like something you would find in Hailey's diaper after a week of sweet potatoes and peas. Get what I mean? Not so nice. Also, I did half the cutting in of the corners/edges, and all I can say about that is that you really can see where I was working. Big thick streaks of paint. Sort of like a border of paint. Also not so nice. Anyway, we had to do a LOT of sanding and Ben had to choose the colour and paint the wall entirely himself this time. And I didn't mind one bit. Some may think I even planned it that way. I plead the 5th.

5 comments:

Jewel said...

That's so awesome that your parents babysat so you could go out. What fun for all of you. Your place looks great too! You look awesome by the way!

Francis Family said...

Happy Anniversary! Our Anniversaries have never been that great. There is always something else going on. Maybe this year we will celebrate good! You lucky girl, your man spoiled you forsure!

Angie said...

I would say dinner and a movie would be a spectacular annivercery before or after kids. Well, That is coming from someone who has never had more than a meal from Wendys at home for EVERY annivercery. I didn't have to make supper though, so I shouldn't complain.

Randa said...

It sure doesnt seem like 5 years does it? I expect i will always think of you guys on our anniversary since we got married back to back. Vance wanted to take me snowboarding for the weekend but considering im eight months preg i voted to reschedule for next year =)

Jeni, Brian & Natalie Rawlins said...

wow 5 years! fast eh??!! and your wall looks great... well what it will look like!
AND I LOVE LOVE LOVE Haileys outfit. it is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!