Celebrating 9 Years

by Andrea Cooley

date night pictureNext week, Adam and I are celebrating our 9 year anniversary!

Whenever we celebrate a birthday or anniversary, I love looking back on the year and reminiscing about the highs and lows. I’m sure we will do that over dinner or dessert. I think one of my favorite parts of this year has been growing into our roles as parents together. We have so much fun with Emerson and are excited to add another boy to the mix! Another “high” was getting away without Emerson for a long weekend to Las Vegas, which was amazing!

Every year, we give each other traditional anniversary gifts. The last few years, we have done a joint gift, meaning we get one thing for both of us. The gift for 9 years is pottery. We’re going to check out a couple stores in Des Moines to see if we can find something cool that’s made locally. I’ll let you know what we find!

Here are some other ideas for special pottery anniversary gifts:

9 year anniversary gift ideas pottery

Sources clockwise from top left:

Custom house plaque | Palomas Nest

Stoneware ceramic cups | Herriott Grace

Pure White Ceramic Vases | West Elm

Ceramic soup bowls | Novica

Personalized growler | Red Envelope

Nesting Lotus bowls | Uncommon Goods

Large leaf platter | Etsy

House numbers | Heath Ceramics

Another fun idea would be to take a pottery class and each make something.

Year 10 the gift is diamonds! I think I’m going to request individual gifts for that one!

Here’s how we’ve celebrated in the past:

1-5 year anniversaries

6th anniversary: iron

7th anniversary: copper

8th anniversary: bronze

How do you celebrate your anniversary? Do you have any special traditions?

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  1. aboundingabundance August 1, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Okay, I think it’s super sweet that you guys celebrate your anniversary by using the traditional anniversary gift theme. We’re on the same track as you (married in 2005) and NOT ONCE have we ever done that. For awhile Lance did an add a pearl necklace for me, but then on our 5th anniversary he got me a full pearl necklace and that tradition kind of ended. Last year Lance got me an ipad and this year he talked about getting me a new bike seat. Because nothing says “I love you” like a new bike seat! :) Congrats on 9!

  2. Nine years! AHHHH! Congratulations to you both!

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