Tuesday, August 31, 2010

First Year: Paper

By Sunday, it'll be one year since Hamil and I became husband and wife. I have no idea where the year went! I guess it's a sign that we're having a blast!

The traditional first anniversary gift is paper, and I decided to give Hamil...

Tip: If the book you want is the last copy and it's not perfect (some damage on the cover, for example), ask for a discount! You could get as much as 15% off.

...a book shopping spree! It's a pretty great gift, if I do say so myself, and if you knew how much Hamil and I love to read, you'd understand. I want it for myself when Christmas rolls around!

We spent quite a bit of time at Fully Booked as he went through the management and sports sections. (No fiction for him--that's my genre.) He was like a kid in a candy store! He was nice enough to throw in a book that we were both interested in (Tony Bourdain--something I've been wanting to read for years), so even I got a little somethin'-somethin' out of this shopping spree.

I was so happy to see Hamil so happy. Before we left for the bookstore, he was so excited! I love spoiling him; I'm a firm believer in that saying about spoiling your spouse but not your kids. Just seeing him smile--a really happy smile as we carted his books to the cashier--it really made me forget about the expense. I'd give this man the world if I could!


  1. happy anniversary on sunday tisha... wow, that was fast!!!

  2. Happy anniversary to you and your husband! I saw your lovely wedding in Martha Stewart, so inspiring. Your marriage, even more so!

    Wishing you many, many years of wedded bliss ahead!


  3. Crickette, thanks and yes it was!!!

    Dea, thank you! How're the wedding preps coming along?

  4. nice post, the last sentence most especially. Happy anniversary!

  5. Thanks, Kathy!:) I thought it was kinda cheesy, but love is a big ball of cheese anyway!:D

  6. For our first anniversary, I got Vince three big Moleskine notebooks! He loved it!

    Happy anniversary, Tisha!!!

  7. Oooh, happy anniversary! Reading words like this make me look forward to married life! Sometimes I hear too much nega testimonials kaya parang marriage is not for me but reading this makes me think: Worth the wait! :)

  8. Thanks, Teeyah! Marriage is much more fun than I imagined it would be.:)

  9. Hi there! Two weeks to go before our first wedding anniversary and I came across this post of yours. The timing couldn't be better. I researched on the traditional gifts by year and I'm planning to combine the gift for our Wedding Anniversary (Paper for the 1st Year) and our Couple Anniversary (Pottery for the 9th Year), which is actually on the same date. =)


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