Anniversary Update: Husbands, you’ll be sorry your wife read this…..

This post is for my Mother who has been calling for 2 days to find out what Hubby did for our anniversary this year.  That’s the kind of reputation he has around here!  I officially have the best husband in the world!  Really, it’s not an exaggeration.  Every year I eagerly anticipate what he has planned for our anniversary.  This year was no different.

For our 10th anniversary, he surprised me with a trip to Quebec City.  We stayed at the beautiful Chateau Frontenac for 5 glorious days.  For 10 days before our anniversary he gave me a gift.  Each was in the colours of the anniversary (blue and silver).  Each was something I love.  I got a fountain pen shipped directly from Paris, I got a butterfly business card holder (which I still use!), I got a massage, I got a snowflake sweater (I LOVE SNOWFLAKES!), I got a lovely dinner in the hotel library with private servers, etc.  And to top it off he proposed, on one knee, a beautiful sapphire and diamond white gold ring and everything!  When we got married I had just been laid off, my room-mate was moving back to Toronto from Ottawa, and we just decided we were going to get married anyways, so why not just do it?  So 3 weeks later we went to the justice of the peace and did!  So the proposal on our 10th was extra special.

This year, for our fourteenth anniversary, he came home early on Sunday from a business trip in Newfoundland.  He packed up Poppet and the van and took us to our favourite breakfast haunt.  Then it was back in the van.  I didn’t know where we were headed.  We ended up pulling into the Four Points Sheraton in Niagara Falls (another favourite spot of mine!)  We checked in, went for a wonderful swim and headed out to dinner.  But you already know all this if you follow us on Twitter or Facebook.   We came back, put Poppet down and watched a little TV.

Next morning we packed up and Hubby gave me my gift.  That red suitcase had been calling my name for a week now!  So hard to not take a peek inside every time I passed it on the way to the laundry room.  What did he have cooked up in there?  I’ll tell you!

I’ve been going about the house decorating for winter.  I do this for each of the seasons.  I’ve painted snow on windows, put up snowflake stickers, even made an igloo out of Poppet’s little Fisher Price crawl through tunnel.  This wonderful man had bought me an abundance of small gifts all surrounding my love of winter and snowflakes!  And there was 14 gifts too!  (in addition to the pics below I also received 3 chocolate bars, some snowflake napkins, and a beautiful large white bowl to hold it all!)


Then it was off to Niagara on the Lake for breakfast.

One last stop at the Butterfly Conservatory and we were headed home.  (yes, that is her boot she’s chewing while looking at butterflies!)

This PERFECT anniversary getaway was topped of with a family viewing of The Sound of Music

(which Poppet was absolutely glued to!) and a plate of homemade nachos.   Can’t wait till next year!

Warmest regards,



Pardon My Poppet ~ Pip Squeaks from the Mummy-verse!