Affordable Anniversary

My husband I celebrated one full year of wedded bliss this past weekend! It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year.

When deciding what to do to celebrate, we wanted to make sure we spent quality time together doing something fun and out of the ordinary to make it special. We also wanted to keep the weekend low-cost in order to continue our mission to live within our means.

We decided to splurge on a nice steak and shrimp dinner with roasted asparagus for Saturday night. BUT, we made the meal at home together. We enjoyed making it, and it was delicious! The whole meal cost us less than $20, a small fraction of the price we’d pay had we dined out.

We kept a bottle of wine from our mini-moon last year to open on our anniversary. We received some fun tasting glasses as a wedding gift and decided to have our own wine tasting. It’s amazing how the same wine can taste different depending on the type of glass it’s in. It was a delicious bottle, and we felt so fancy describing what we tasted in each of the glasses.



As we sipped our wine on Saturday night, we watched a movie we borrowed from Rick’s mom. If you haven’t seen The Greatest Showman, I highly recommend it!

Sunday was our actual anniversary, and we went to mass at the church where we were married. We later went for a beautiful nearby nature hike. We enjoyed the weather, the scenery, and each other’s company.

Living within our means sometimes requires a bit of creativity and resourcefulness, but it also makes us appreciate what we have and the special people in our lives.

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Happy Anniversary, Rick!


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