at our wedding five years ago, we had a table where people could write us notes that we would open for on first year and fifth year anniversaries. i saw the idea in a martha stewart magazine and thought i’d give people a task that i’m not sure even i would have completed. my mind goes blank in those instances when a piece of paper or a card is put in front of me and i’m supposed to come up with something touching, tender, or witty.
but evidently our family and friends are amazing and took the time to write us something. we’ve saved the first year anniversary notes and during our recent five year celebration dinner we read the rest. some were crazy, some were hilarious, and some were sweet and thoughtful.
my aunt wins for most practical – go get your ring setting checked. our friend ryan wins the prize for most tender and kind words for both first and fifth anniversaries. and miss 8-years-old-at-the-time elisabeth? well, her note cracked us up. our interpretation was either some kind of “mind ball of love” that we toss between ourselves or something having to do with babies. not sure.