Saturday, April 5

My anniversary gift

My husband is seriously the most creative gift giver. Obviously he can't be THIS creative for every holiday we encounter or he would get burned out. :) But this anniversary gift was awesome.

You all know that we met because of color guard. Stacy and I were in the same guard, Paradigm and Mike came to watch our dress rehearsal (Jan. 9, 2000) before the competitive season began. He noticed me on the floor performing and posted on our guard's website how hot he thought I was. :) I kept trying to figure out who had posted about me because he didn't leave his real name. I finally discovered it was Stacy's brother, the one with the blue hair. I was totally surprised that someone would notice me out of everyone. We started emailing each other back and forth and that progressed to talking on the phone.

One day I asked him through email what he was doing the next night. I suggested we rent Muppets from Space because we had been talking about it and no one else wanted to see it but us. So we got together the next night (Feb. 2, 2000) and watched the movie. I did not want to go home. :) From that day on we spent all the time we could spare together.

A little over a year later, in May, Mike proposed and a year after that, on April 5, 2003, we got married. You know the rest.

So for my gift Mike got me a FLAG! Not only that he got me THIS flag.

You can't really see the embroidery, but on the left is the date we met, the top is the date of our first date, the right is our wedding date, the bottom is today's date. Down the vertical strip is our initials, MG & AT.

How great is that present?!?!?! I have been saying every once in a while that it would be fun to have a flag to spin. I was just speaking hypothetically, I never thought I would actually have one. Now, not only do I have one, but I have one that commemorates our relationship. What an awesome idea! Thanks, baby!


Christina said...

I mean seriously Mike...give the rest of the guys a fighting chance. That is absolutley perfect. What a thoughtful guy. You are a lucky girl :-)

Keri Donald said...

Can you have Mike give Keith a call around early December (or even late November) to give him some ideas?! That is REALLY sweet and definitely shows that he put thought, time, and effort in to a gift that would make you happy!

Happy Anniversary!

stacy said...

Happy anniversary....i'm at work,call you later.

Mandi said...

that's awesome. :) I can't believe it's been 5 years! I'm so happy for you two. :)

NaeNae said...

Happy Anniversary! The flag was a great gift!