Our Marriage Is In First Grade!

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Our marriage turned six this summer. I’ve known Adam for ten. Time flies when you’re having fun, running a business, traveling and more. Somehow marriage is the easiest and the hardest thing. I don’t know how it’s possible to be both. But it is.

Adam is so much of what I want to be. Patient, thoughtful and self-sacrificing. I sometimes am baffled that 18-year-old-me knew he would be such a great partner a decade later.

When people started asking us what we were doing for our anniversary, we would shrug and say, “Well we’re going to be in California in June so that sort of counts as a celebration.” We never do anything crazy. Usually, we go out to eat and just hang out.

What we do happen to do (as a tradition) is get Adam a watch every time we travel to a new or different city. It all started on our honeymoon where I picked out a dope Nike watch for Adam at the airport (faaaaaancy and tax-free). We’ve gotten watches in NYC, Hawaii, Jamaica, Vegas + many more cities. It’s fun because Adam loves watches and it reminds us of each trip.

Sadly, we didn’t get a single watch while in Minneapolis, New Orleans, San Diego or LA. HOW DID WE MISS THIS? When we got back, I connected with JORD wood watches. It seemed liked fate since we failed on our road trip and because the “modern” gift idea for the sixth wedding anniversary is wood. I know, right?

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I’m really loving the watch I picked out for myself (I got the Ely). It’s super lightweight and the wood is really light in color. Plus, they let you download and print a template to measure your wrist so once they arrived it fit perfectly!

I tend to wear watches when I’m on location or in-studio for a shoot. I don’t want to be looking at my phone while I’m with clients and so it’s best if I can keep track of our shot lists by glancing at my wrist. I honestly can’t wear watches, bracelets or rings while I work at my computer.

Adam wears a watch almost daily and I loved being able to add this Luxury Wood Watch to his collection! But I promise you this…the next city we explore next will continue the tradition.

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Do you and your significant other have any fun traditions? How do you celebrate anniversaries?

*JORD Wood Watches sent us our watches free of charge in exchange for our opinions!

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  • We always take the day off of work on our anniversary. We’ve been married four years so far and it’s become my favorite day of the year. Happy Anniversary!

  • Happy anniversary to one of my fave couples of all time! :) We always celebrate with a weekend away + a gift, but we take turns. So, one year Tim plans the trip and I buy him a gift, and the next year we switch off.

  • Congratulations on being in first grade! :D

    I love your tradition of getting him a watch from each place you’ve traveled! You could spin it to say you give him the gift of time. *ba-dum TISH!*

    My boyfriend and I don’t really have an anniversary, and since we only see each other twice a year, we don’t really celebrate either. :( However, we do travel a lot together, so we should start a tradition somehow! I’ve been collecting magnets, maybe we could eventually cover a fridge with the world??

    • Thanks Jen :) Haha i loooove puns. Do you travel together more than twice a year or is that also including in seeing him twice a year? The magnet idea is actually pretty awesome.

      • It’s included in seeing him twice a year. We have to travel to see each other. Long distance relationship. :( But we’re closing the gap this September, I’m moving to London for six months to be with him! It’s sort of a trial run for us, because getting married is pretty much our only option at this point for me to be able to stay in the country with him.

        I thought of the magnet idea because his friend’s parents has a fridge with magnets from all over the world and I thought it was so cute and it was fun to look at!

  • You two remind me so much of my husband and I! Including your ages, how long you have been together, and how long you have been married all very close to ours. I too feel lucky have been smart enough to have stuck with such a sweet guy.

    • Aw that’s so amazing, Morgan! Isn’t it awesome to realize we picked them even when we had no idea how much our love/friendship could grow over these years?