It’s crazy to think that it’s only been a year ago that Dan and I first started dating. The days following up to our anniversary, a lot of our mutual friends and acquaintances can’t believe it’s already been a year. We all felt that it was just yesterday when we were making plans to hang out and being all shy around each other.
I mean, that’s a good thing, right? It’s a good thing that after one year – 365 days – together, it still feels fresh and fun.
Last weekend, we celebrated our one year together. On Saturday evening, we exchanged our gifts to each other. Dan gifted me this beautiful polar-bear-fishing snow globe that plays music when you wind it up. He also folded me this origami firework in response to the society “rules” of 1st anniversary gift being something paper based.
Speaking of which, do any of you guys know of that wedding anniversary gifting rules? It’s the first I ever heard of it when Dan told me why he made me a firework origami.
My gift was something I got back in August because it was on sale (lol). You may have seen it around Instagram or Facebook, but I essentially I got him a LoveBook. The book contained about 60 pages of things I love about him 🙂 (Review coming soon!).
On the day of our actual anniversary, we kicked off the date with McDonald’s breakfast. We live a block away from a McDonald’s but it’s something we normally get as a treat, especially breakfast.
Its nice to be able to stuff your face with greasy breakfast with someone you love dearly and not feel judged, haha.
After a late breakfast, we headed over to Metrotown to catch the new Justice League movie. I loved Wonder Woman so much, I was excited to see Gal Gadot in action again… she’s just so gorgeous and talented! Overall, the movie was about a 7/10. We both felt that it lacked a very strong villain character and story line – but other than that, the characters and actors were great. I loved this Barry Allen/The Flash much more than the CW’s The Flash currently airing on TV.
If you guys haven’t seen it yet, definitely check it out in theaters! But, if you’re not down to spend the money, I don’t blame you… it’s something that I wouldn’t mind skipping and waiting for it to come on Netflix or something if I knew what the movie was like.
After the movies, we headed downstairs to Build-a-Bear. Yup, Build-a-Bear! Even I was surprised that Dan agreed to Build-a-Bear! We decided to build each other’s bear as a gift.
I built him a nice tuxedo cat stuffed animal because Dan loooooooooves cats and Dan got me the Beast from Beauty and the Beast because it had such a dumb-looking face, haha.
To end our one year, we went back to one of our favourite restaurants, Memphis Blues. It’s basically BBQ and it’s so, so delicious! Officially the best fries and chicken wings out there.
I had a great one year anniversary with someone I love dearly. I’m so happy to experience this day with Dan and wouldn’t have wanted to spend it any other way! I’ve always thought it was about fancy steak dinners and hotel reservations, but I’m so happy with the low key stuffed animals and good food.
I can’t wait for many more years with this boy, and I’m also low key extremely happy to rub our anniversary into the faces of those who thought we wouldn’t make it, for no good valid reasons, haha. I mean, if you’re going to tell me “I thought you guys wouldn’t last” at least provide some logical reasons to back it up… *eye roll*.
Happy anniversary, Dan! I love you always 🙂