Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Anniversary Part 2

Man oh man . . . that man of mine!
A few weeks ago we were in the city and I convinced Lee to take me to anthropologie and west elm before we went to dinner . . . just to look around. And I did just that, look around. I didn't buy one thing. I walked out slightly sad but very proud of myself. Fast forward a couple weeks and Lee surprised me with the 3 amazing pieces I reluctantly left behind at Anthropologie!
First was this little aqua vase:
Second is this Darling Dachshund tea towel. I Love little Dachshunds!
and last is the this little jewelry holder, under glass, in the shape of a wishbone.
"For all our wishes that have been fullfilled and the ones still to come."
Anniversaries are Awesome!!!!

But after 7 years of marriage I would have to say that the most important part isn't the BIG gestures, it's not romantic rides in hot air balloons, or being showered with gifts or diamonds, it's all about the small! It's a midday call from the office to say HI, it's getting up in the middle of the night to let the dog outside, it's quietly doing the dishes after dinner, or pulling the pickle out of your burger even though you like pickles but you know your wife loves them more. It's giving up the last cookie and pretending you didn't even want it in the first place. Mother Teresa said "Do small things with great Love." Lee certainly does just that. I don't think he's had the last cookie in at least 7 years ;).


  1. you've got a good husband! you're right, though, it is the little things that mean so much more. it's easy to remember grand gestures on birthdays, anniversaries, etc. It's those nice little things that say "i love you" each day that are precious...happy anniversary!!!!

  2. i luv them all but that vase is the colors in my living room!! anthro or west elm? i need one!! happy anniversary to you and Lee, and u r right it's the small gestures that say "i care about and respect you."

  3. Omgosh...we are like twinsies. First off...I have that vase and LOVE wishbones and now need one in a glass dome and second...I am going to look at a daschund that is at our local shelter today to adopt!

  4. I have the Anthropologie vase and just love it. It makes me happy every time I look at it.

  5. So sweet - happy anniversary! I LOVE the doxie towel! I may have to hunt that down. :)

  6. Happy Anniversary! you've got an awesome husband...i agree with the "Do small things with great Love" makes us appreciate it even more...


  7. Those are great pieces! Happy anniversary you two.

  8. Awwww, Bless him! And Happy Anniversary!

    What did you do for him?

    1. We are making a 7 hour round trip to pick up a major piece for his car restoration project!!! :)
      He's super excited about it.
      Lots of Love

  9. How sweet Ashli!
    The pickle comment made me smile & actually brought tears to my eyes. I love your relationship with Lee.... it should be celebrated and honored throughout the year!

  10. your right it is the every day little things that say I love you..but its nice to be spoiled every now and then. Love all your presents.

  11. Good job, Lee. What a surprise for you. You've got a keeper. :o)

  12. Those are all pieces that i have picked up and left behind at Anthro too! I adore the wishbone, just might have to go back for that one!! Congrats on your anniversary. And, Lee is the best!!

  13. What a sweet post! Happy Anniversary!

  14. What a lovely post husband sounds very kind, thoughtful and loving (and that can be rare !) Lucky you - but I'm sure he is just as lucky to have you !!
    Happy Anniversary to both of you - and many, many more.......

  15. You put it in a nutshell about the importance of a relationship. Love the pressies Lee bought you too and I'm sure while you think you are pretty lucky being married to Lee, it looks like Lee thinks he's pretty lucky being married to you too! Congratulations to both of you. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

  16. He's a keeper....Happy Anniversary to the both of you!

  17. Catherine in EdmondsJanuary 17, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Now THAT is romance.

  18. Happy Anniversary Ashli !!!!!! Now I want that little wishbone. You guys are the most adorable couple ever!!!

  19. Very sweet, and I loved the comment about him giving you his pickles just because he knows you love them more! :-)




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