On Friday, Ethan and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. Early on, we decided not to exchange gifts for our anniversary. Mostly because we like to travel in September and we consider that our gift to each other. Traveling, going some where new and just being together. This year we are going to Seattle...but we are not going until the end of the month.
We wanted to do something together on the actual day, so we went to the Oakland A's game. We had a great time. I had a hot dog, garlic fries, and a beer. The A's had a great game, shutting out the Angels 8-0. The best part was after the game, they had a fireworks show. It is funny because the only other time I have seen fireworks that were not related to the 4th of July were last year, when we were celebrating our anniversary in Disneyland. There is just something so magical about fire works. I love them. And I love watching them with Ethan. And I love when we can watch them while celebrating such a special day.
The traditional 5th wedding anniversary gift is wood. It symbolizes strength and is long-lasting. While we don't exchange gifts, we are having some major work done around the yard on our trees this Friday. We are having two trees cut down, in which we will end up with the wood for firewood. It is a total coincidence, but I guess we will be giving the traditional gift of wood after all. :)