First Anniversary

“I need to get you a card when we’re at Target,” my husband says.

“You’re going to buy me an anniversary card while I’m there at the store with you? After telling me about it?”

“Well, I have to get you something paper and that’s that.”

Oh, my hubby. So romantic.

I roll my eyes. “Well I was going to get you Star Trek tickets. That’s made of paper.”

“That’s a great idea! I’ll buy your ticket and you’ll buy my ticket. And we’ll exchange.” He grins. Everything is solved, all is right with the world.

I remark about how unspontaneous this is. We can’t plan out what we’re going to give each other like this! But hubby insists that we’re just being practical, which is good.

“Well, let me tell you right now. I want something romantic for our second anniversary,” I say with a scowl.

Hubby laughs, apparently quite pleased with how everything has worked out.

He did actually order us a cake that tastes just like our wedding cake — a vanilla chiffon cake with fresh strawberries and cream filling. He didn’t believe in eating a year old wedding cake, but he did want to observe the tradition in some way. That’s my husband for you. Unassumingly romantic and annoyingly practical all at once.

We did exchange tickets inside the theater after paying individually and enjoyed our movie date night very much.