15 Year Gifts, Crystal or Fine Wine?

I think it’s funny to read through the Hallmark Anniversary Guide to Gifts for each year of marriage.  For the 1st year you are supposed to give a gift of paper or clocks.  For the second year, it’s a gift of china or cotton that is recommended? Cotton underwear and plates you never eat on?  Sounds fun.

I scrolled to the celebratory gift recommendation for 15 years.  Much better at either crystal or fine wine.  They can keep the crystal, I’ll take some wine.

Today is my farmer’s and I’s anniversary.  15 years of wedded bliss. I can’t believe how fast the time has gone. I’ve known him for 17 years, nearly half of my life. We started dating in 1993 after a few Calculus study sessions and a failed final exam!

To say I am lucky is an understatement. We have been through some very lean times. We were married as college students and somehow managed to survive the first few years on ramen noodles and no money! But we made it through those tougher times and are now enjoying the rewards of marriage. We have our faith, a growing family and the farm.  And we have each other.  What else do we need?


  1. Aww … well said! Congrats on your anniversary! 🙂

  2. haha. I take it you weren’t studying too much?

    I’ll take the wine, too.


    Women like you inspire me. We were married in college, and I was student teaching which meant NO income. Now, we’ve only been married for 4 years, and after today, I have a feeling we’ll be living on ramen and turkey for quite a while.

    But if you survived (and haven’t murdered or divorced your husband) we’ll survive, too, right?!?!

  3. Congratulations!! I love the picture of your farmer and the girls. Is that at the Wilderness Lodge when we were all there at the same time? 🙂

  4. Happy 15th Anniversary!!

  5. Happy Anniversary!! And well put.

    What wine did you go with?

  6. what else do you need??? I’m sure more wine wouldn’t hurt. big congrats!!

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  10. Congrats! My hubby and I have know each other 16 years and just celebrated 9 years of marriage at the end of June. My farmer took six years to figure things out; it just about killed me and, consequently, him! 😉 It’s all good now. Here’s to the farm life and all the wonderful experiences it brings us.

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