Saturday, May 30, 2009

Happy Anniversary

My husband and I just celebrated our fifth anniversary. I can't believe its been five years! We decided to make some big plans for the day and luckily my husband was loving enough to indulge my joy of gardening.

First we went to a plant sale and purchased a plant together to be planted in the yard so that every year we can recelebrate this small milestone in our marriage. We got heirloom poppies that are the most beautiful lavender color with the prettiest fringing on the petals.

Then we got the grand parents to watch the kids while we took off for Toledo, Ohio where we rented a hotel room for the night. We spent the day just driving around Toledo, stopping where ever we wanted and then we went to the Toledo botanical gardens.

This was perfect timing since I am wanting to add plants to my garden which will bloom around this time, so I just took pictures of every plant that I liked, which was a lot.
Here is my favorite, campagna peony. The center is as big as a softball. It is a very unique peony.

The grounds were absolutely beautiful and if you are ever in the area, you should visit.

Here is my husband taking in a little culture.
We finished by going to our favorite restaurant, Mancy's Italian. We have been known to drive over an hour just for dinner. Yep, its that good. Overall, it was a wonderful anniversary and I am so glad that at five years that I can happily say that I am looking forward to the next five.

I do have to add that we are definitely blessed to have parents who are willing to watch the kids for us so that we can get some much needed alone time. we couldn't have done it without them. Love you guys!!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Anniversary! I love your idea of planting something together! Hope your next 5 are blessed!