Visit FamilyCorner.com for tons of seasonal ideas!
quick link - go to our home page quick link - kid's crafts, family fun, printables, etc quick link - sign up for our free newsletter quick link - holiday crafts, recipes and ideas quick link - gardening, organizing, saving money, decorating and more quick link - our FunBook is filled with lots of quick ideas, tips and crafts quick link - join our bustling community of friendly members


Go Back   FamilyCorner.com Forums > Relationships > Marriage & Divorce > Marriage

Marriage Marriage is a huge comittment, one that has many ups and downs. Get support and advice here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-16-2007, 07:25 PM
ajrsmom's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Originally from the Home of the only 6 times Super Bowl Champs!
Posts: 11,872
Do you celebrate your wedding anniversary?

Thursday is my 11th anniversary.

I am sort of bummed at the fact that I really don't think that my DH even remembered it was coming up until I mentioned it today.

I have always wanted to go all out and celebrate with gifts, dinner, going out....etc. but my Dh has never offered to initiate anything. Granted, we don't have the money to be extravigant but I think that he could think up something. I have even mentioned this to him but year after year, it seems like it doesn't change much

The last couple of years I've pretty much come to realize that there isn't going to be a big celebration so I just buy a card, usually cook dinner and make a special dessert.

Any suggestions or advice for me?

I don't want to make it sound as if he is a bad person...he's not. He is a really good husband and father.....but I think that it's time that he realizes that it takes more than just s*x for celebrating our anniversary.
__________________


**
Visit my blogs **

Tami's Kitchen Table Talk

Simple, easy-to-cook family recipes
and lots of good conversation!

Join the Cookie Carnival!
On Hiatus

If you love baking cookies, join our group!





Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-16-2007, 07:52 PM
Bilby's Avatar
Assistant Moderator
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 24,073
Happy Anniversary for the 11th!

After marrying and before the kids came we would go out to dinner, we didn't have much money.
When the kids came along we would buy take away dinner and a block of choclate and eat it after the kids were in bed.
Once the kids (ds2) were passed 4 and our circumstances were a little better we made the effort to see if the kids could be babysat for the night and we would go away for the weekend. Twice we have been away for 2 nights and my mum comes to stay in our house so that on the monday she can take them to school etc. (mind you one of those times we were away for 2 nights we came back to 2 weeks of horror as the kids were diagnosed with chicken pox the day after we left, and no ph reception for mum to tell us!)
If we can't decide on where to spend the night away we put a few possiblities in a basket and draw one out and that is what we do/or go, that way it's up to fate as to if we go to a place he picked or I picked.
We don't do valentines we save it for our anniversary.
My hubby always remembers our anniversary and my birthday, he wouldn't be game not to LOL
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-17-2007, 06:01 AM
Joy's Avatar
Joy Joy is offline
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Iowa
Posts: 4,047
Happy Anniversary!!
Dh and I celebrated 25 this years and none of them have been extravegant celebrations. We usually made a habit of going out for dinner, just the two us, every year for our anniversary. Sometimes it wasn't an expensive resturant (depending on finances), but we did have some time together.
Even this year when we celebrated our 25th we chose to have a quite family dinner with our children, while many of our friends had big parties for their 25ths.
__________________
Joy
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-17-2007, 06:44 AM
ajrsmom's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Originally from the Home of the only 6 times Super Bowl Champs!
Posts: 11,872
I sure miss living near my Mom so that she could babysit for us. I hate to say it but there isn't anyone around us that I would trust to leave my kids with now.

Thanks for the anniversary wishes, Ladies!!

I'm not sure what tomorrow will bring just yet.
__________________


**
Visit my blogs **

Tami's Kitchen Table Talk

Simple, easy-to-cook family recipes
and lots of good conversation!

Join the Cookie Carnival!
On Hiatus

If you love baking cookies, join our group!





Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-17-2007, 01:06 PM
Bilby's Avatar
Assistant Moderator
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 24,073
We are lucky ds parents live 5 mins drive away they have lived int eh same neighbourhood since 1960! My mums moved away 5yrs ago with my bro.
Yup my 20th was this Aug.

Is there a place away you can go for the night that has babysitting included, downside could be more $ spent than you wanted.
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-17-2007, 01:33 PM
megrayau's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Emerald City, Land of Oz
Posts: 4,303
We have done all sorts of things from a night away to pizza on the couch! We celebrated our 1st, 5th, 10th and 15th with a night away. Our 20th we went on a 1940's dinner flight. This year dh was sick and we didn't really do anything (although we had been given a thank you dinner the Sat night before)
I used to think we would just do the 'big ones'. I now think every year after the first couple is an achievment!

Just remember to enjoy each other whatever you do.

OK I am back from the bus run now. The other thing would be to perhaps organise a surprise (with the kids if needed) and put it in a card to him. Maybe he doesn't know what to do and needs an idea.
THe book 'The Five Love Languages' might give you an insight into what expresses love for him. We often expect everyone to understand things the way we do!
Have a great day and CONGRATULATIONS!!
__________________
Every day we write a memory on the heart of our family. What memories did you write today?

Last edited by megrayau; 10-17-2007 at 01:49 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-17-2007, 01:58 PM
DeBora4BobbyL's Avatar
Welcome Wagon Moderator
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 16,009
Tami, my DH is very, very good at remembering anniversaries. In fact, he is way more romantic than I am in that department. One idea is for you to see if your library has a book called, "His Needs Her Needs." It is easy to read and your DH only has to read the man chapters. It does an excellant idea, in my opinion, at explaining the men's basic needs that need to be met by the wife and vice versa. It explains that women need conversation and romance and men need admiration and sex. I am in a rush to get out the door, but I can explain more if you want at a later time. You may be able to explain that remembering the anniversary without being prompted AND being romantic about it equals sex. lol
__________________


Bobby Labonte Official Page Facebook
.


FC Welcome Wagon : Need help? New to FC? Just ask me!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 10-19-2007, 08:19 AM
Coll's Avatar
Moderator
FamilyCorner Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Greensburg, PA
Posts: 8,378
Tami, we just had our 25th anniversary and I'm in the same boat as you. No real celebration. HDH can't forget ours because it is 2 days after his birthday, plus he's the one who chose the date.
But we've never really celebrated. I wanted a big party for the 25th. Its such a huge accomplishment. No one, including the 2 of us thought we'd make it 2 or 3 years let alone 25. I am sti;; hoping he'll go for the party although it will be late, but I'm not getting my hopes up too high.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 10-19-2007, 08:34 AM
Bunny's Avatar
Four Year Member
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 18,934
It took a long time for my DH to remember our anniversary but I started to put little notes on the frig and in his wallet and his check book and any where else that he can see about a month before. Now he remembers all the time and even my BD we have went out to eat no fancy place it was Long John silvers and also had pizza at home alone now we lock the doors and turn off the lights as no kids and sit in candle light abd cuddle. also Our son had us to his house for dinner and had most of the family there. This year he is going to tyr and make me a steak dinner Our 45th is Nov 11th and we are telling every one that we want to be alone.
__________________
Oh Bunny, you will be truly missed by your FC friends God's speed.






Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 10-19-2007, 09:32 AM
stellajean66's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Lunatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 113,645
Tami,

I know exactly how you feel. Though my husband has never forgotten our anniversary, he has never been one to celebrate it either. But it doesn't bother me, it is just the way he is. He is a fantastic husband and a great father, so I try to accept it. We celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary in August.
__________________
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble..................

-William Shakespeare





Connie

Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
10th Wedding Anniversary Sarah-Jean Occasions - Anniversaries 5 04-07-2010 09:41 PM
50th Wedding Anniversary mjsjtjcj Occasions - Anniversaries 9 05-23-2003 05:20 AM
10th wedding anniversary gift ideas gwtw-mom Occasions - Anniversaries 14 01-28-2003 03:38 AM
50th Wedding Anniversary mjsjtjcj Occasions - Anniversaries 6 01-11-2003 02:53 PM
It's your 26th anniversary...how are you gonna celebrate? PrairieRose About You 1 06-06-2002 07:11 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright 1997-2012, FamilyCorner.com Magazine, Inc. an Internet Brands company

POPULAR AREAS OF FAMILYCORNER.COM

Our Family FunBook is packed full of ideas from parents just like you!

Our members say that they have never found a friendlier message board community than ours!

Our kid's craft section is filled with easy ideas for creative little minds.

We have tons of free printable coloring pages to keep your little ones happy.

We offer a wide variety of free newsletters delivered right to your inbox.

Our Household Hints & Tips have a wealth of information on cleaning, organizing, and more!
Go to the funbook Go to forums Go to kid's crafts Go to printables Go to newsletters Go to Hints & Tips

Home || Newsletters || Advertising || Terms of Use || Privacy || Services || Submissions || Contact Us || Media Opportunities || Link To Us || Shop || Feedback || Staff || e-Cards || Reminder Service



FamilyCorner.com® is sponsored in part by...




Visit our friends --> MomsMenu | Main Street Mom | She Knows | Baby University | Personal Fitness Zone | iChef.com

Copyright Notice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use/Disclaimer