Sneaky, Conniving, Liar.

I have never been a very sneaky person, I stink at lying, and Im even worse at budgeting.

When Danny and I were getting engaged I asked him what kind of engagement ring he would like. He said he didn't want one and that he would just wear his Joseph Smith ring on his left hand. I asked him if he was sure and he said yes.

A few months after we were married he ended up telling me that he really wanted a wedding ring, but he didn't want to stress me out (money wise). I was ticked! We were now poor, and had no money to buy him a nice ring. I was sad. I really felt bad because he sold his dirtbike to buy my dream ring! What a horrible wifey....

So about three months ago I decided to be a sneaky conniving woman and save my pennies to buy my sweet heart some new bling.
As many of you know I am a server and sometimes I make a lot and sometimes I make a little. I was able to "fib" about my earnings for a few months and save up almost $300!
(I kept justifying my lies to myself because I felt SO guilty! It was for a good cause though....
Right? Right. Guess we'll find out in Heaven.)

Next was to get his ring size. First of all, Danny NEVER takes off his ring. Ever.
So I asked him if I could take some pictures of our wedding rings. I hurried into the kitchen and traced the inside of his ring onto the closest thing I could find, a Kohl's receipt. Yeah, Im classy. I hoped with this I could figure out his ring size.

I took Roxanne and Brad ring shopping with me to get some input. I wish you could have seen the jeweler's faces when I pulled out the old crumpled Kohl's receipt with Danny's traced ring on it. After a couple stores I found the ring. I was SO excited to surprise Danny!

Our anniversary came and I was nervous because he kept telling me he knew what he was getting! (I would have been so mad if he had found out!)
So I wrapped the gift in a bit of a disguise...

As I said, I had to disguise it. The outside box isn't wrapped because my wrapping paper wouldn't fit around it! Once again displaying how ghetto fab I can be.
Each box he thought he knew what was in it...
Some of the boxes had weights to make them heavier.
He was yet to guess it!
This box he guessed a pair of sunglasses.
He still didn't know..

Look at his face. He totally knows what it is at this point!
He got to it! He was so excited and it made me so happy:)

Danny's ring fit perfectly! It's titanium and gold.
Look how good our rings look together....

Danny surprised me with an antique gold locket and a night at The Anniversary Inn! I have always wanted to stay there.
We stayed in The Mississippi Serenade. Our bed was on a raft, and all the walls were rock. The lighting was really cool too. There was a really big jacuzzi and a waterfall in the corner of the room. We got some red boxes and watched em from our bubble bath. What a fun anniversary!

The old house had so much character. I loved exploring the 4 different floors.

The Front of the hotel.

Nothing like a little b-fast in bed! The hotel had a lot of fun extras. We really enjoyed the sparkling cider on ice and cheesecake in the fridge.

This is the waterfall in the corner of our room.

I love Danny so much. Our first year of marriage was such a blast! I have never been so happy. I feel so lucky to have such a great husband who is truly my best friend. He is such a hard worker and I know I can always depend on him. He always keeps me laughing and makes sure Im happy. Cheers to an awesome first year of marriage and an amazing husband!
Happy Anniversary Babe!


Batash said…
You guys are so cute! I hope me and my husband are like that someday:)
Brooke Self said…
so cute! I loved it!
And where is this inn at? So adorable.
Sydney said…
You are such a cute wife rachel! Congrats on one year! You guys are darling!
Sara said…
Congrats on the anniversary! If Danny makes it one more year with his ring he will officially have kept his longer than I did.

Benj and Jackie said…
You two are too cute! we miss you guys sooo much :) and we're glad we can see how your life is going via blogs! love you guys!
cheryl said…
Rach, I'm so glad you could get Danny a ring. He totally deserves it. You call tell by his face how happy he is to finally be getting one. We love you guys!
sheila said…
What a great tribute to your hubby Rachel! I love following your life on your blog. Congratulations on your l year anniversary! You are such a handsome couple! Keep those wonderful posts coming, it is so fun to read and the pics are always great too.

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