Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Five Flipping Years

It's almost our 5th wedding anniversary. I can't believe how quickly that five years has floated by, and yet it has. It's hardly 50 years, but to me, it's still a milestone.

When we first got married I truly thought - Marriage? It's going to be so simple! It's going to be a cinch! Marriage can't be hard!

But it is hard. Not that Matt's a terrible person, Matt's an awesome person. But as with every relationship, every now and then, when things don't go the right way, I have to remind myself that Matt and I are two different people. We love each other, but it doesn't mean we want to do the same things every time. Sometimes I have these revelations when we are butting heads with one another, and I have some time to myself and an almost *cha-ching* moment, and I think, hey Lexi - back off, he's not part of you. You're married, but you're not a two-headed monster. I mean that would just be Wrongtown.

Back to 5th wedding anniversary. It's wood. That sounds almost Wrongtown on it's own. What does one give a man that's wood? (Ok, keep the suggestions CLEAN!). Wooden spoon? A ticket to Huon Valley in Tasmania so I can brainwash Matt into letting us finally move there?!

Help a gal out. Got any genius ideas that I can present my Mr with on Friday?

29 comments:

Nanette said...

alright, my lovely?
Re the anniversary, you could do what my lot did for me. With the reno we had a lot of stones hanging around. The girls set up a make-shift quarry and carved a series of hearts - it's way easier than it sounds. Especially if you use something soft like sandstone. The kids will LOVE it and I suspect Matt would too. xx

Sam said...

Congrats on 5 years!

Wood is a hard one ;)

Perhaps a wooden photo frame?

Plant a tree?

I am no help, haha.

m.e (Cathie) said...

happy anniversary!
no idea on the wood thing but i like the tree idea or wooden cufflinks, if he wears them.

Michelle said...

How about that white wooden house in the Huon Valley? The price has even been reduced It's quite close by to our place you know....

the textured leaf said...

Happy times!
Were doing our 25th this week with all the family in tow. Its gonna take us all week to celebrate!

Mama Mogantosh said...

Happy anniversary Lex. Good job! I saw a beautiful little box somebody made once; like a recipe-card holder, and inside they wrote and filed little notes remembering sweet things and fun times they'd had. Cool old box from antique or op-shop? You could even add a little engraved tag or something. xx

Loz and Dinny said...

A PAir of wooden chopstick with a cryptic note attached that leads to a night out at a japanese restaurant or sushi bar? Happy 5th ... I'm more with Michelle ...go that wooden white house!

Lucy said...

Happy anniversary to you both. Lovely husband I are coming up to five years too, at the end of this month.

(I have splurged on a wooden chess set. To replace the current set we use which is a card & plastic one - the prices are characters from The Simpsons....)

Aussie-waffler said...

Happy Anniversary Ms Lovely One. How about a new wooden easel for all of Matts super spesh art work ?

Emily said...

Happy 5th Wedding Anniversary!
Loved your post. It's so true..

Oh, and I like the wooden chopsticks idea! All the rest are pretty good too. ;D

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Hmmmm wood.... we got a new wooden bench top for ours so it was a combined gift to each other.

Happy 5th Lex, you are right, it is hard sometimes but so worth it, this marriage caper. x

DancingInTheRain said...

Happy anniversary!
A bag of fire wood, followed by a vino next to a camp fire!

Toni Brockliss said...

Congratulations! I think another year adding to the past years is fantastic!
I love this post. A two-headed monster....so good with your words.
How about an easel for Matt's drawings? Or some nice pencils?
xxx

shine little light* said...

Thre years is leather - that can very quickly head to wrongtown too!
Wood. hmmm.
How about a tree to plant.
A wooden scrabble set?
A piece of furniture...
A jenga set...
oh and congrats!

Bek said...

Happy anniversary!

I don't have any bright ideas for a present, but you have a lot of great suggestions here!

Little Pinwheel said...

I can honestly say I have nothing. I think there are some fabulous ideas here. I am loving the white house the best... maybe he will give it to you?

Love the plant a tree. cute, helps the environment and it will be very special.

rock on 5 years! x

kelly said...

Holy smokes! We are not even married yet. 5, 10, 50 years.... I wonder how different they will all feel?

Do you have access to a tree house? Or a Japanese tea house? I have no expertise in this area but I imagine anniversaries would be well spent as outings.

Heart your blog
x

Mon Alisa Design said...

Happy anniversary! I love the tree idea too, I was going to suggest a paddlepop stick box. I clearly suck at this.

Alisa x

handmade romance said...

happy anniversary! there are some pretty good suggestions in here already me thinks.

Jaclyn said...

after 5 years you deserve a trip to wrongtown! anyhoo happy anniversary to you both. i once filled a bottle with little bits of papers for my lovely, each with a memory or moment. he loved it. x

mama bear said...

Hey – congrats Lex. Marriages are work right? But rewarding work. For shizzle.

Wood. He definitely needs some teak furniture. No? xx

Michele said...

Hmmmm too tired to think of anything myself but for what its worth I LOVE the firewood/campfire idea with a bottle of wine (cork is wood right?)

And the wooden cufflinks and easel idea too

Oh I know what about (if he cooks?) a wooden spoon attached to a great cook book? Or is that like one of those really bad gifts like getting an iron for mothers day

Nat Kringoudis Melbourne said...

5 years is an awesome effort! Congrats!
As for the gift... back to woodwork room for you... did you make those wooden pencil boxes in high school? Best you bribe a random teen to whip you one up?
Good luck with that! x

tea with lucy said...

We're coming up 5 years in a few weeks too. . . so I'll just be cashing in on some of these fab ideas!

Lilli boo said...

I have no creativr ideas for celebrating wood..just a congratulations..Oh you could have a ring carved out of wood?? or is that abit naff??? Ok that's it...enjoy your clebrating...;-)

Catherine said...

we're about to hit five years too - so thanks for "collecting" these ideas! I agree with your post - it is hard, harder than I expected, but good too...

sophie said...

Yay for 5 years, a milestone indeed. I have been married 7 and that feels like for freakin ever!

what about a wooden model aeroplane?

veri maz said...

go team lexi & matt...
i hit etsy and did a quick dirty search for wood cufflinks and found a heap - plus the exchange rate is good for buying US...
I'm sure etsy would have some other wooden goodness if matt isnt a cufflink kinda guy

Hazel said...

Congratulations guys. I'm with Michelle, Huon Valley for sure.
Lots of great ideas from the others though!