Today; Valentines Day marks my FIFTEENTH wedding Anniversary…whoa! Fifteen years! I already talked about that the other day So, like no joke….we’re broke. And normally we just get a little something, or get upset with one another for spending money we don’t have. So this year I decided to get creative. It all started by the Time Warp Wife offering this free Marriage vows printable. It’s Awesome, (and it’s still early…so you have time to head over there and get YOU one!!! ) I was like…”cool, I’ll print this off and give it to hubs”…then my brain went into overdrive and I began to try and think of ways to make it more special. I mean, it IS fifteen years ya know! A Scavenger hunt!!! Yeah! That was all fun and games, until I realized I had to come up with fifteen “rhymes/riddles” So, naturally I waited til nearly last minute to prepare. Thank goodness I planned to blog, so by default I had to have it all together a day early 😉
A $2.63 bottle from Hobby Lobby, some paper from around the house, the printable from Time Warp Wife, and a little imagination and I was golden! 🙂I came up with fifteen different things to say, and fifteen places to hide those things…..Some were quite amazing if I do say so myself, and well…..some not so much. Here they are: The first card, either I will hand to him, or leave on the table will read: (You’ll notice the clues underlined)
We have an old jet boat out in the yard, and it will be placed there…..
#1 It’s our Anniversary; that much is true
A Valentine Surprise I have for you.
A rhyme, a riddle, or even a note;
For every year we’ve kept a float.
15 years we celebrate today,
And I still love you more than words can say.
Melt my heart, yes he does (or nukes my brain) as he finds this one at the microwave
#2 Congratulations you found number Two
Only 13 more, to see what I got you 😉
So many ways, you melt my heart
My love for you, is off the chart.
Lie in the Shade, he will find this one at the tree (next to the boat 😉 )
#3 Maybe this spring, we can lie in the shade
and find shapes in the clouds
No worries, harsh words or children around
Yes, he has been putting countless hours in to repairing our vehicles, and has been feeling pretty defeated lately. So I wanted to be sure and aknowledge his worth. This one goes on the steering wheel of my van.
#4 You work so hard on our cars and my van
I truly value your worth as a man.
Did you guess? My grease monkey husband has LOTS of engines just hanging around…this will be found on one of them.
#5 Like an engines roar
You make my heart soar
#6 Year after Year,
your still my deer.
Yes, we own a ceramic deer, (doesn’t everybody?) and he loves that thing, even though it has broken him AND his son. He should find this one quickly.
Mail call….(hope the mail lady comes BEFORE I send him on the chase.
#7 A sweet Valentine ~ whether snow or hail
Better make sure to check the mail
He’s not really a fan of social media, but does use his laptop for google, hiding this one there!
#8 But sometimes mail is slow as heck
So we need to add a little tech
Facebook, blogs, email too
Are all ways to say “I love you”
hmmm…deciding to tape TO the fridge, or INSIDE?
#9 You’re like my unprescribed pill,
Even when we both need to chill.
Yes, he melted my heart with the microwave and he’s hot in the oven (I told you some were less creative…..go ahead, read on)
#10 Ever since we tied the knot.
I always thought “boy is he hot”
Yes, I can not tell a lie…this one is my favorite! Now; which lizard to grace with the envelope?
#11 I love you more than a chicken gizzard
I love you more than I love my lizard
Clean Clean like in the washing machine!
#12 Almost there, to number fifteen
It’s really hard to keep this clean.
Thank You Bon Jovi, I was running short! My hubs prides his guns, so I thought we’d slip one in there!
#13 Shot to the heart, and you’re to blame
You give love a bad name
The shower will be hiding the big reveal…….
#14 You’ve worked so hard on all fifteen
Maybe it’s time to go get clean.
and Behind the curtain will be a tub of blue water…with my message in a bottle awaiting him. He loved it. Was like a giddy little boy on Christmas morning 😉 (I think in the end, he may have even teared up a little reading that marriage vow….shh, don’t tell him I know) These little things, no money can buy, and I was able to express some real emotion to him, in the chaotic world we live in. Have you had to get creative for your Anniversary or Sweetheart Holidays like Valentines or Sweetest Day? Share some of your craftiness below in the comments……
#15 I hope you enjoyed this little game
Today I’m still proud to carry your name
Behind this curtain is my gift to you.
A sweet message found in blue
A marriage vow from me to you.
Love, your Forever Bride!
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