Friday, February 8, 2013

Anniversary Randoms

Tuesday Jon and I celebrated 2 years of wedded bliss. Call me cheesy or naive but it has been bliss. We love (most) everything about marriage and look forward to what the 3rd year of our union has in store for us. What's crazy is our our anniversary is exactly 6 months before our due date so it was cool/weird to think about how our lives will drastically change in 6 months.


Next anniversary we will have one of these! 


We got home from Chicago Monday night and frankly were still exhausted and recovering on Tuesday. We decided to lay low that evening since we hadn't spent much time at home the past week, still hadn't unpacked, and would much prefer cuddling at home than a night out. Jon brought home an anthurium plant and we each spent some time wrapping and prepping our gifts. 2 years is hard!! Last year I was on my game with the paper theme (I had budoir pictures taken and made into a beautiful leather bound book) but cotton was hard. Lame but I ended up getting Jon 2 pairs of Nike workout shorts, that probably aren't even cotton but spandex or polyester, a Yankee candle (he is funny about candles and only likes Yankee), and a new lamp for his office. Jon is really a thoughtful guy (hello he MADE me a clock last year since traditional gifts were clocks) and gave me some awesome pieces of clothing. Ever since dragging him to Target last winter, Jon is now obsessed with it and bought me lots of clothes from there for Christmas and now our anniversary. He bought me some cute tanks and shirts that will fit my belly and told me he was bummed he couldn't find any plastic plates to serve as the traditional "china" gift for 2 year anniversaries. He also got me this awesome resistance band home gym thingy... I know you must be thinking wow that is a little forward of your husband but I have been asking him to help me with workouts I can do at home, especially for after the baby comes and I won't want to go to the gym. Jon Hart...husband and personal trainer.

Last year we went back to our wedding venue to take some pictures but this year our backyard had to do...

1 year//2 year
Thanks Pinterest for the idea! Hard to tell but we are holding our 1st year anniversary picture in our 2nd year pic. Next year can we teach our 6 month old to snap a picture instead of using a tripod??

Why is Jon way more fashionable than me?





We made dinner at home, took Ernie on a long walk, and read each other letters we wrote. We wrote letters on our wedding day and then again last year...it is such a special way for us to express our feelings and thoughts about the past year. I am already an emotional gal but add these prego hormones and there were lots of tears and hugging. We have a busy weekend with lots of family in town but may try to go out and celebrate one night!

We also gave each other Valentine's Day gifts too because we are going away next week. Since Valentine's is right after our anniversary and gifts tend to get cheesy, we decided to do something small. Jon got the cutest, softest plaid shirt from Target (once again he loves Tar-jay) that will keep me warm on our getaway :-). And I got Jon two board books from me and the baby...


(Baby Hart already has about 10 books!)

Before we even talked about trying for a baby, I knew what kind of crib I wanted, and Jon agreed with me. So last week when we found it for 15% off and free shipping on Wayfair, we ordered it. It came in 3 days later and this giant box has been sitting in our dining room. I happened to be in there the other day and read on the box that we have 14 days to report damage/missing pieces. I don't think we would have put it together for a while but I didn't want to be left with a janke-y crib so we (Jon) put it together. I'm not gonna give you any more details yet but it is gorgeous!! Very surreal seeing a crib in our baby room (but then again we were already given a basinett, baby Moses basket, bottles, swaddles, clothes, etc... we feel like we could basically bring this baby home today!)

Have a good weekend!


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17 comments:

Mrs. Kee said...

ooooo I can't wait to see the crib!!! It sounds like y'all had a wonderful second anniversary!! Congrats on 2 years :)

Carolyn said...

Sounds like the perfect anniversary! I love that you have so many baby books already! And I can't WAIT to see the crib in the baby room! I know you're going to make it so dang cute!!!

Joeylee said...

You & your hubby are so cute. Can't wait to see the baby room, since the Reston your house is beautiful

stephiesbeadsandbaubles.com said...

I love reading about your love story, it is so wonderful to see a young couple so in love and starting on thier journey of parenthood !! It changes your life forever in great ways !! Enjoy the journey, every step has its wonderful parts, I miss my babys every day, they are all grown up now and I wish I had appreciated those moments with them, but you can get in the moment but I just lived each day not thinking about it . Try to really take time each day to appreciate each moment of this part of your journey. You only get to carry them for nine months, and then they are only yours completely for the next 18 years, then you have to share them with the world. That part is great too though, do not get me wrong !! I just would love to have one moment back when they were all little , but I can't !! So , just enjoy this time, it really is special and I am so happy for all three of you !!!

Liz said...

Awesome! I can't wait to see the crib! You're making me feel like a slacker with all your baby prep :) I love the picture and note idea!! Mike would definitely refuse to do those things! But there's those salmon shorts I love! I need to get my butt to target!

Laura @ The Everyday Joys said...

Embry is so, so sweet! What a cutie!

Yay for a crib ALREADY! You go, girl!

Emily said...

happy anniversary you two!! adorable pics!! xox

GingerPeachT said...

I just love all the cutesy things you do to celebrate!!!
It's pretty nice he buys you clothes now! I'm trying to train my hubby to do so too, but it's so hard for him because his dad never bought clothes for his mom! Where as all the men on my family buys us women clothes. Lol
Hoping you are feeling better each day :-)

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

That sounds like a cute idea to go back and take pics...is it too late to start on my 3rd wedding anniversary? We do go back and visit every year. Yu look adorable and classic in your pics :) we don't do the "traditional" gifts...too hard especially that first year when we were broke hahaha hope you had a great anniversary :)

themosbysinchina said...

I love that he buys you clothes from Target. Had he never been before??? That's adorable. Love what you gave him last year. You should od another baby mamma one! :) So happy for you two. Funny I had a dream about you last night. We were shopping at Forever 21 together and maybe on the Bachelor, too? hahaha.

Dana said...

I love that you've already got a library going for Baby Hart! If you can, start reading to Baby right away after s/he is born. I read to my son a lot as a baby and now he LOVES to read. It helps kids so much in school. He is in 4th grade and writing at a 9th grade level! There are so many cute books, too. I loved the Sandra Boynton board books for when they're really little. I've kept them and now they make me cry when I read them because they remind me of how we used to read together (he doesn't have much use for me now in that department, although he does read to me!).

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Happy anniversary! Next year it will be a celebration of 3.

Heather @ Finding Beauty in the Ordinary said...

so sweet! happy aniversary, love birds! i feel like your 1 year anniversary post was just yesterday! :)

so excited to see pics of the crib! and you're right... you probably could bring that baby home today-- they really don't need much! i am BARELY in her nursery except for when she sleeps! ;)

love ya girl and congrats!!

Julie Keller said...

Such a sweet anniversary. I really love simple, laid back anniversaries, and Valentine's days. I think it makes it more special.

Amanda said...

I can't wait to see the crib that you chose! What a wonderful way to spend your anniversary! I love that you guys had such cute photos taken too. :-)

Jessica said...

you guys are soo cute!!

KrissyGirl said...

Oh my gosh, you guys are so cute!! Love the fact that you both are always able to find new and fun things to surprise/give each other. You always take such good photos too!!

Embry is such a doll. It'll be so exciting to have two little ones running around together :)

Cant wait to see the nursery! I know it'll be wonderful!

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