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romantic and frugal anniversary ideas



romantic and frugal anniversary ideas

romantic and frugal anniversary ideas
Isaac was super excited to get all the knives and forks out because, "knives are soooo cool!"

romantic and frugal anniversary ideas

romantic and frugal anniversary ideas
Snapped this just before Emi said, "I am being such a good helper!"

romantic and frugal anniversary ideas

romantic and frugal anniversary ideas
Lilacs from our garden.  By far, one of my favorite flowers!

romantic and frugal anniversary ideas

romantic and frugal anniversary ideas
romantic and frugal anniversary ideas


romantic and frugal anniversary ideas
Zachary's current "cheese face" is so priceless!
romantic and frugal anniversary ideas
It's hard to believe that Dave and I have been married for nine years.  NINE YEARS!  It still seems like yesterday when we first met dove head first into a 6 month dating/engagement phase that led straight to us getting married on April 28th 2007.  Since then we have moved 4 times, had (almost) 4 kids, acquired 2 diplomas, and gone on countless adventures together.

Each anniversary, Dave and I like to celebrate by going on a mini weekend get-a-way somewhere here in Utah.  But, with me being only 2.5 weeks away from my due date we decided to take things easy this year and send the kiddos to Grandma and Grandpa's today for a sleepover and then spend the rest of the day (and night) just being together.

But, with our anniversary actually being yesterday, I still wanted to do something fun (and easy) to celebrate.  So I got my kiddos together and we decided it would be fun to put together a fancy dinner party.  So we set the table with our nicest dishes, baked a cake, and asked Dave to pick up a pizza from one our favorite pizza joints.

It was such a simple way to celebrate our anniversary, but was by far one of my favorites because Dave and I got to celebrate our anniversary with three of the greatest gifts that have come from us being married for nine years.

Happy 9 Years Dave!

And on that note, in honor of my nine year anniversary, I thought I would share with nine romantic anniversary for the frugal at heart.



 Romantic + Frugal Anniversary Ideas


1) At-Home Dinner Party
Cooking a meal together, setting the table with your nicest linens and dishes, putting out a vase of fresh flowers, lighting some candles, turning on some music, and enjoying time together in the home you created together definitely turns up the dial on your romantic meter.  Plus, if things get super steamy, your bedroom is literally just down the hall ;)

2) Go on a fancy picnic to a local orchard, park, lake, etc.
Unlike normal picnics that consist of sandwiches, carrot sticks, grapes, etc.  Up your game on this one and fill your basket instead with a baguette, cheese and meat slices, fruits and veggies you don't usually take with you on a picnic, a fun drink, actual glass dinnerware, and a fun dessert.  Then pick a fun outdoor location you don't normally go to and let the food and setting do the rest of the work for you.

3) Visit a local art gallery then stop at your favorite bakery for dessert
Dave and I have done this before, and it is so much fun!  Especially when we stopped at a bakery that served desserts we didn't eat on a regular basis.  

4) Camping
This may not seem that romantic.  But trust me, it is.  Plus, you save a ton of money when opting to sleep in a tent under a sky full of stars than in a fancy hotel.  

5) Recreate your first date

6) Go star gazing
Dave and I have done this a few times, and it is so much fun!  We load up our car with some blankets, drive away from the city lights, and then layout on the hood of our car while we gaze up at the sky.  And, since we are usually always in an isolated area, we always end up having a steamy make-out session like we always used to have back when we were dating; which makes the evening even better!

7) Visit a local amusement park or zoo
There is so much pressure that comes with being an adult.  So it is super fun when you and your loved one get to spend the day "being kids" and let go of all your adult responsibilities for a day.

8) Rent a canoe, paddle boat, or jet skis and spend the day on the lake

9) Go parking
Enough said! 



Here's to keeping things hot and steamy in our love lives!




   

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