I've just been told by a friend that I fail at anniversaries. I didn't demand flowers, nor did I demand gifts. Apparently that's the whole point of celebrating. Heck, we didn't even have champagne (in fact, we didn't have any alcohol at all).
So, how did we spend our first wedding anniversary? With quality time together. Cheesy much?!
John and I met sometime in March, but neither of us know the exact date so we've never had on official dating anniversary. Our birthdays are both in March, so we knew we'd already be doing presents twice that month. Still, we usually tried to go out for dinner and call it an anniversary celebration, but it was always very low key.
Since we now have an actual date to celebrate, we thought we should do something to mark the occasion. We looked into going away for the weekend, but we haven't bought a car yet and car hire + hotel seemed a bit too expensive. We sat down together the other week and discussed our expectations and agreed: no presents, not just dinner out, but a day spent together doing something fun. The obvious option: a day in San Francisco. The city (we're locals now so have to refer to it as such) is an hour away on the train. The train runs hourly so it doesn't require much planning. Basically ideal for a relaxed day out.
We had a lovely time: lunch out, strolling around in the sunshine, heading to a movie as the afternoon cooled off, then back to Sunnyvale for dinner. It was pretty much perfect.