SOCIAL MEDIA

09 December 2013

Practical vs. Not so Practical



Our anniversary celebration this year was quite different from either my "school" themed first anniversary (so themed because I had to go to a couple classes on our anniversary) or our Great Wolf Lodge trip last year.

First, Angel took me to the bowling alley where we went on a "date" the week we officially got together. It was a date with quotation marks because my friend JB also went along, since we weren't allowed to go out by ourselves. And Angel ended up paying for all three of us--for me because he was chivalrous and for JB because he was broke, but we couldn't go out without him.

So, we walked up to the door of the bowling alley...and found out that it was closed until evening. So, although the thought was really sweet, we went to a different bowling alley instead. Practical.


And I almost won our 2nd game. "Almost won" here means only lost by eight points.

After that, we went to a Chinese restaurant with a $5 lunch special that we often visited when I was in college and Angel was working night shift--we'd meet up at the restaurant to eat because otherwise we had such opposite schedules that we wouldn't see each other. Quite practical.

We also went to the mall to wander and to see a movie at the movie theater where we saw our first-ever movie together. And yes, JB went too and it was The Blind Side. I gave Angel my gift--the 3rd anniversary traditional gift is leather, and I went ultra-practical: his current wallet is falling apart, so I bought him a wallet.

I had no idea what to expect from Angel's gift. With him, it could be anything from a rubber band ball to a dollhouse to glowsticks to new shoes. And what it really was was nothing I could have guessed. A necklace, and earrings that you can't see very well due to my stubborn hair:


He said that his reasoning was based on the fact that he went through my jewelry box and didn't find any pearls. Beautiful, though perhaps not entirely practical.

I guess he loves me, or something.
Hillary Fay @ A Whole Awful Lot said...

So sweet! Pearls hold a special place in my heart! Our wedding had a pearl & doily theme to it & then the Mr. Gave me a single pearl necklace on our honeymoon :)

AwesomelyOZ said...

It doesn't have to be practical, they're pearls and they're beautiful! :) You're a lucky lady as pearls are always classy and classic, so forget about practical! Happy Monday! -Iva =]

deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

"With him, it could be anything from a rubber band ball to a dollhouse to glowsticks to new shoes."

peppy is the same way. i have gotten everything from clothing, to a vacuum cleaner, to bubbles. but he always have a logical reasoning behind each of his gifts.

Robyn B said...

love the pearls!! happy anniversary!!

Lenya said...

Gorgeous pearls Rachel and yes I would say he loves you very much.

Heather @ From Here to There said...

Happy 3rd Anniversary!! The pearls are insanely sweet and they look beautiful on you too! :)

Callie said...

Aw I loved reading this post! Happy Anniversary! :) Your jewelry is super pretty, and I love your purple highlights and eyeshadow! It's such a gorgeous color on you. :) Love your denim jacket too.
~Callie
www.creationsbycallie.com

Angi said...

I love it! Sometimes impractical gifts are the best.

Katie Cook said...

Happy Anniversary lovey!! xxoo Katie

Anna D Kart said...

Happy Anniversary to you guys! Thank you for linking up with Happy Medley

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Courtney said...

Happy Anniversary! I love early dating stories :) We have loads of chaperone tales....our poor little siblings!

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

Aww.. that's sweet. I love pearls! They are so classic :-) Happy Anniversary again :-)

Charlene Maugeri said...

Aww! He does love you. :) The pearls are beautiful and your anniversary celebrating was perfect in my opionion! Love all the memories incorporated. Very cute!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Pearls are so classic. You will wear them forever : )

bisous
Suzanne

Hima Rajana said...

Happy Anniversary! I don't know, I think you make those pearl work pretty well, no matter how casual the outfit is ;)

xo, Hima
Hima Hearts

Debbie Stinedurf said...

How fun! The pearls are beautiful, what a fabulous husband you have. And I love that your eyeliner matches the stripe in your hair!
Debbie
www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

Clairejustine oxox said...

Aww lovely, thanks so much for joining us at creative Mondays ,love your style :)

Clairejustine oxox said...

Featuring your post this week at Creative Mondays, thanks again for linking up...

Catherine Gacad said...

we are on the same track because i've been married for 3 years as well!

Bethany C said...

I love pearls since they are so classic and timeless. Thanks for sharing with Three-fer Thursday.
xo Bethany
www.perfectlycoutured.com