Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Instagram & Gifts


Once again, thank you for all the sweet and heartfelt comments on yesterday's post about our anniversary! It was perfect in every way...I wish we could have spent a week celebrating! Since yesterday was a picture overload, I didn't want to bore you with my iPhone pics...so that is what I am going to do today! I am also sharing the gifts we got each other :-)

Mimosas & Mexican food

The view from our hotel room in the beautiful Austin Hill Country

Friday night we were getting excited so we decided to give each other 1 anniversary gift a little early. My first gift to Jon was two magazine subscriptions (remember, traditionally you are supposed to give paper for your 1st wedding anniversary) and he chose Men's Health and a car magazine. Jon was almost giddy giving me my gift...


HOW CUTE IS THAT?!?!?

Sorry ladies but this creative, crafty man is all mine! He read on my blog that traditionally you were to give paper but the modern gift was a clock. So what did he do? Make me a clock with paper! He used the Toon Paint app for the background and ended up taking apart the whole clock to attach it (being an engineer comes in handy, eh?). I can't stop smiling when I see it hanging on our wall, I love it! He is so thoughtful! He said he would start taking orders soon ;-)

Saturday night we decided to do another gift.

Our cards...
 (mine is homemade on the left)


Jon got me the most amazing book. It is a study book that will guide us through reading the bible over the next year. We have been wanting to do this for quite sometime and I am so happy he got this for us! We started it last night. There are 3 different acts that they break up the bible into and there are study questions and helpful hints. There is even a timeline where you fill in key people and key events in the Scripture. We are so excited to go on this journey together and see what the Lord has to teach us. 

So unfortunately you will not see a picture of my gift to Jon. My gift is for my hubby's eyes only. I mustered up the courage to get boudoir photos taken in December and had a leather bound photobook made for him. It was one of the most romantic things I've done and I love them! And so does Jon hehe. He was so surprised and just kept smiling and telling me how excited he was. I have been so anxious and giggly about giving the book to him, it was a miracle I kept it in! The actual shoot was so cool and I loved it! For those of you interested, our wedding photographer's very talented wife, Nina, took my photos (find her photography blog here and personal blog here). She made me feel so beautiful and comfortable!

Jon looking at the photos
 :-) I am so happy I did them!

I just had to take a picture of Jon's outfit

Our 1 year old cake topper was absolutely DELICIOUS!!! Jon was meticulously refrosting the cake after a year in a plastic tupperware and it turned out really pretty. We have been eating it for the past couple of days haha. 


We went to a local Austin steakhouse on Sunday and Jon looked like a cute little Harvard prep student with his sweater. I was loving it haha.

(one symptom of heartburn must be pale white vampire skin haha)

 Jon ordered a 30oz Porterhouse...this picture doesn't do it justice. It was bigger than my head

We've been wearing these for 1 whole year!

Thank you all for making us feel so loved on our special day!

33 comments:

Heather said...

What awesome anniversary gifts! I'm still brainstorming for my 2nd anniversary gift...it's less than 2 weeks away! ahhh...

Michelle (michabella) said...

Awwwww what a fun wedding anniversary!!! Y'all are too cute. Johns outfit is amazing. Go Buckeyes.

I def want to get that book!!! Look;s like something I could def use!

xoxoxo

Carolyn said...

I love the idea of a boudoir shoot!!! Was it embarrassing taking them with the photographer? Seriously. Tell me how it was. I think they're such a cool idea! :)

Love all of your gifts! Happy anniversary friend!

Amy @ Amy Day to Day said...

Am I dumb? I'm guessing boudoir photos are either naked or lingerie or something, but I don't really know. Enlighten me please! Either way, your hubby looked dang excited about them!! :)

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

You guys are so cute...and actually my hubby got me the same card that Jon got you! I love that clock he made, so creative! And I've so been wanting to do some boudoir photos for my hubby, it seems like such a great gift! :)

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Julie Keller said...

What a great idea to give a bound book with boudoir photos in them. How appropriate for an anniversary present! I've been tempted to do one of those shoots, but never quite felt hot enough!

GingerPeachT said...

Ooo la la!
Considering I have like no boobs (small) ha I've kinda would feel uncomfortable about the boudir shoot. But I am wondering the same with the rest of the ladies, was it fun? Awkward? Lol I would so do it with a lady photographer only haha

Yay for engineer hubbies. :-) mine is an engineer too.

Please tell me he didn't eat that steak in one sitting.

I love the card you made for him. :-) oh and that bible study book sounds awesome!!!

Leah {Sweet and Sour Showers} said...

So did you finally explain to him how you got those extra photos and why he had to hang out with Justin that day? :)

Amanda said...

What a perfect anniversary! I love his facial expression looking through the boudoir book you made for him. Maybe one day I'll do a book for M. He didn't know what the photos were, so I was showing him examples on Pinterest, and he did not seem enthuse...but I'm hoping his reaction would be different if it was me lol.

Jessi said...

Boudior photos are the best!! I used to get them done for Ben whenever he was deployed. And I'm so glad I did them a few times before I had a baby!! Now I look back at them and wish I could have that body back!!

Sounds like you two had a wonderful anniversary. That bible study book sounds really cool. What a man!! Congrats again :)

Diana Amy said...

Girl, you've got the real deal with that guy! And of course he is lucky to have such a lovely lady such as yourself - y'all are too cute!

Sara, Luke, Brooklyn, & Bentley said...

I'm loving your 1 year anniversary posts! Mine and Luke's is coming up in June and I'm already making plans! You two are just the cutest!!

The Arizona Russums said...

you two are sooo creative! love your gifts to one another :)

Hollie Ann said...

that is SO thoughtful and cute!!! what a great idea! i love that he reads your blog :)

Hollie Ann said...

that is SO thoughtful and cute!!! what a great idea! i love that he reads your blog :)

Lauren said...

Sounds like such a fabulous day! I honestly can't wait to celebrate our one year anniversary. And as for the boudoir pictures...you go girlie!!! I'm sure your husband was thrilled :)

Heather said...

oh i LOVE THAT YOU DID BOUDOIR photos!!!!! i did some in september 2010 and it was one of the best experiences of my life! me and a few friends of mine did a "pin up party" where we all got dressed up and had our own individual photo sessions... we used http://www.theboudoirdivas.com/ -- so fun! i've been wanting to blog about the experience but didn't know how to do it tastefully?!!
i love your rings together-- beautiful! i think our hubbies have the same rings :) jon did such a great job on the clock and the card you made him looks amazing-- great job!! love love love!!

Karla said...

Muh gosh.. you have made my day! I did a boudoir shoot this past weekend ... I cant wait to see how excited the hubby gets! After seeing your husband's reactions I am feeling more confident!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Love the homemade card. I bet those pictures were the bomb! The look on his face says it all! Cheers to another year! So glad to be following your journey!

Adrienne said...

Love your posts from the last 2 days. I hope you'll share your thoughts on the Reader's Guide - sounds pretty cool. Happy Anniversary again and hope you are feeling better!

Katie {katie lately} said...

you are seriously the cutest!!! and shhhh dont tell but I really wanna do boidour pics too :) you gave me some encouragement!

looks like you had an AMAZING weekend - and you deserve it!!

Ashley said...

aww what a lovey post! looks like you guys had a beautiful first anniversary!! here's to many more :)

Wendy said...

What a great weekend! Love the gifts ~ how thoughtful of Jon with his clock! And the pics, you go girl :) I'm sure they are fabulous and he will certainly treasure them!

Erin said...

That is so awesome that you did that photo shoot!!! Kudos girl...and I bet Jon was very pleased!! :)

Your creative gifts keep blowing me away...I love how thoughtful you two are with one another. So much love!

That steak is huge...and I am also digging the Harvard prep look...and you are so beautiful as always Ruthie!

What an exciting memory that of course instagram was there for! :)

Claire-Christine said...

I love the homemade card, girly! You are so creative, I bet Jon loved it (and of course the pictures)!

The book you two are reading looks really nice. Keep us all updated on how it goes, k?

Congratulations again and best wishes for year #2! Love you!

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Such a lovely wedding anniversary! I loved reading this, it is so sweet and inspiring to read about two people who are so in love!
Cheers to you both!
xx


The Urban Umbrella
xoxo


http://urbanumbrella.blogspot.com/

Kristin said...

You guys are TOO cute. Love your gifts for one another!! xo

Janna Renee said...

One year!? That is so great! We celebrated our one year last April, and it feels like such an accomplishment! Congrats y'all!

Pamela Gomez said...

I did a budoir session as a wedding gift, I loved Jon's face, priceless! :) I wonder what my hubby looked like.. *I did warn him to look at it privately.

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Adam Chalmers said...

Where'd your husband get the salmon colored shorts. Me needs a pair :-)

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