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post #31 of 66 (permalink) Old 02-14-2012, 03:25 PM
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...Yet, I always wanted to stay at the Contemporary Hotel inside of the Park...Years ago I had called them on it, but it was like $325 a night and that wasn't even inside the big A frame deal....This time I knew that I was going to do it.. ...
....The room cost $575 a night plus tax, plus $25 a day to park our car in the preferred parking, but, oh how it was worth it....This anniversary was so wonderful that I am going to write it up....Never has anything been as unplanned, yet fit together with such perfection, as those four days of our life....I will always remember them with a smile....
We only live once, pass through once -sometimes we need to forget the cost and just go for it, let ourselves be pampered. I'm learning this as I get older.

We took a family vacation to Disney in Nov, I remember being on that Monorail passing those very very magnificant Hotels saying ..."WOW, I bet those cost & arm & a leg!!", but wondered what it might be like to stay there & thought...hmmm maybe someday...when the kids are gone & it is Just us.

... for us to take an extra 5 with those prices, we could buy a new car! Ha ha We always stay offsight in a little cabin with a loft they fight over -for a little under a $100 a night only 15 minutes from these parks.....getting into just 1 Disney park for our family = over $600 for the day... We went to 3 Parks plus Sea World & Islands of Adventure , we were worn out after 7 days there.

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Never, but never can this magic time that we had ever be recreated....As close as we were before we went there, we were closer when we left......
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We felt with way, a family moment standing on Main Street at the Magic kingdom - watching that lighting show, I couldn't believe what all they did with that, beyond amazing & the Fireworks afterwards , the baby up on my husbands shoulders, thinking , WOW, we may never pass this way again...taking it all in.... a few tears... This is living. Sweet memories.



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I have been wondering how successful couples celebrate their wedding anniversaries year after year. Who plans and organizes it you or your spouse? Which year was your favourite celebration and how was it?

I and hubby had a disagreement over this lately for me it doesnt have to be expensive to be wonderful but for him he wouldn't feel good if doesn't spend enough $$. Love to hear from all.
Be glad that your husband wants to spend money on your anniversary. Some hubbies don't care and won't even buy their wife a CARD on anniversaries or birthdays. It is quite sad really.

We like to go away for a few days, along with me buying new lingerie and exchanging cards. We drink from our wedding flutes and watch our wedding video. We also look at our honeymoon journal.

Our wedding day was a disaster because we could not afford what we really wanted. It was just a small elopement. My few guests were late and it ruined some of the plans that were made, like getting ready with my girls and taking pictures of that part.

I thought one of the women was a close friend, but it turns out that she told several of my secrets to her awful, cheap boyfriend. He kept complaining about the cost of a rental car which was his bloody idea in the first place. He had the NERVE to scold me for shouting when they were late and messed up our plans. My husband tore the prick a new one when he found out about the scolding.

We are doing something special for our fifth, to make up for the bad wedding day and night. Not sure if we are having a little family gathering or just going to a beautiful resort with each other and having a private vow renewal there.

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Be glad that your husband wants to spend money on your anniversary. Some hubbies don't care and won't even buy their wife a CARD on anniversaries or birthdays. It is quite sad really.

We like to go away for a few days, along with me buying new lingerie and exchanging cards. We drink from our wedding flutes and watch our wedding video. We also look at our honeymoon journal.

Our wedding day was a disaster because we could not afford what we really wanted. It was just a small elopement. My few guests were late and it ruined some of the plans that were made, like getting ready with my girls and taking pictures of that part.

I thought one of the women was a close friend, but it turns out that she told several of my secrets to her awful, cheap boyfriend. He kept complaining about the cost of a rental car which was his bloody idea in the first place. He had the NERVE to scold me for shouting when they were late and messed up our plans. My husband tore the prick a new one when he found out about the scolding.

We are doing something special for our fifth, to make up for the bad wedding day and night. Not sure if we are having a little family gathering or just going to a beautiful resort with each other and having a private vow renewal there.
I know, I myself have gone without a card or even a flower on a few anniversaries, worst there was a year he forgot that it was our anniversary. It was really sad. I have never forgotten to do something for him depending on my financial situation at that time. I'm basically a very simple person, what I get, where I go, how expensive was it doesn't matter to me, its the effort and thoughtfulness that counts and as its the day we celebrate our marriage so how much thought you give it shows how much you value that marriage. My husband is a great person, he never fails to show his love and attention everyday but he's really bad with special days, if I talk to him about it he becomes guilty and wants to spend lots of money to compensate for it. Well, he had promised to surprise me next year with an inexpensive and romantic plan......and he says that every year
I tell myself its not that he doesn't value the marriage, its just the way he is and I accept him for what he is. To make it easy on both of us I'm going to make our anniversaries a routine celebration at the same place every year doing the same thing like some of them have shared (I have gotten some great ideas from this thread , thanks everyone for sharing) it will give great family bonding, no disappointments, no pointing fingers, no guilt haha...most of all our children will cherish the moments when they are adults as consistency is the key in the growing up years to be an happy adult.

"A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love."
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We ALWAYS take a romantic trip to celebrate. It is not always on the exact date but it is usually close. Neither one of us is a "it has to be on the day" kind of person. For many years it was a night or two in a B&B. Lately we have taken a week somewhere.

Last year we went to an all-inclusive resort in the Riviera Maya. We hope to do the same this year for our 40th. We plan it together, but I usually work out the details. That week is over WAY too quickly! Since it is all-inclusive, the biggest decision is which of the many restaurants do we eat in tonight? We pretty much lay on the beach all week reading; I get to see my hot little wife in a swimsuit all week; there is a lot of touching, kissing, and the sex is always incredible. No responsibilities, no interruptions and nothing to get in the way of spending all week together! We had no honeymoon so we make up for it every year.

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We go to French restaurant where the chef will make whatever you want.

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I would love to go to Mexico. They have so many excellent four star packages for Mexico. However, my husband is afraid to go because of all the recent murders and assaults on Canadian tourists. Can't blame the guy for being afraid!

We were thinking of going to the Caribbean for our fifth; that was the plan all along. Now I am looking at the Thousand Islands instead. I've never been there and I think it would remind me of our awesome honeymoon.

This October, it will be Niagara Falls for us. My husband wanted to stay downtown, but a fancy room (only the best on special occasions ) for two days cost more than $700. The hotel we are going to in Niagara is more reasonable and very nice.
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I understand the apprehension about Mexico but there has been none of that violence in the Cancun area. Our all inclusive resort is totally safe. Once you arrive there is no need to go anywhere. The police are everywhere. They know the whole area thrives on tourism.

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My wife and I have always taken a long weekend somewhere near by. This May will be our 10 year anniversary, so we have decided to rent a house in the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a week.

We also usually buy each other a small gift, but nothing fancy.

I am always the one to make all the plans, i.e. where to stay and what to do. Sometimes it is a surprise to her, but usually she at least knows where we are staying.
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We celebrate our anniversaries sometimes quietly at a favorite restaurant. Then we come home and have desert.

My most memorable anniversary celebration was not that long ago. He surprised me with a very expensive watch I had admired years earlier. Back when we first saw the watch, we were both starting out in life as adults so we didn't have a lot of spare cash. We were really broke back then. When we became more successful in our careers, we had other things which needed our hard earned money and it seemed really frivolous to me to buy a fancy watch. I was happy with a Seiko watch from Macy's. So I put that expensive watch out of my mind. However, he remembered how much I admired the watch in a store window display. Without telling me, he saved money for the watch and surprised me with it on an anniversary. The watch is engraved in the back with a touching inscription. He's really not a sentimental guy so I was quite taken aback that he even went so far as to have it engraved.

I wear the watch every day. Each time I look at it, I'm reminded of his love and generosity.
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My husband and I just celebrated our two year wedding anniversary on Tuesday. He planned a nice little getaway without me even knowing, which was quite romantic (something he's not usually good at) and it was lovely. We left Sunday afternoon and checked into a very classy, romantic hotel. We had a nice dinner and spent the evening on the balcony. The next day we wandered the boardwalk that our hotel was on and just had a really nice time together drinking and eating and we even rode a roller coaster. Unfortunately, since our anniversary fell in the middle of the week, we checked out on the actual occasion date, but that's ok. We had a very lovely time.

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This Sept. will be 10 years. We plan on renewing our vows and going to the melting pot for dinner. We might get a room for the night but not sure yet.

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Twelve years this coming Saturday, and it is the first anniversary we will have all night alone. This year, my parents are taking our kids so we will have the night to ourselves. I will be making his favorite dinner, dessert, and we will watch a movie or two... and whatever else we choose.

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On my 25th anniversary, I had probably the only original, good romantic idea I've ever had. All we did was dinner, but it was my gift that touched my wife.

I bought 25 roses. There was a separate little card on each of the roses. On each of the cards, I listed the year, and one thing that made that year memorable. This included the years that each of our children was born (Great years), and the years that each of her parents died (sad events are part of life, too). In the big card that I bought with it, I placed 25 more of the little cards like were on the roses, but I left them blank. In the big card itself, I thanked her for the best 25 years of my life, and told her I was looking forward to the next 25 years with her and whatever those years may bring.
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previous year on 20 October...I gave her a diamond ring and she gift me a laptop..
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My next anniversary is June 3rd and will be getting on the ship that day. That will be our 35th. We have a huge balcony room on the very back of the ship VIP accommodations. Going out of Tampa for 7 days. I am soooooo ready to go.
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