It was fun figuring out gifts for each other - the first anniversary gift is traditionally paper, so Matt got me this, this, this, and this. I LOVE them all, especially the hardbound Elements of Style - it's full of enchanting illustrations of the most off beat examples. AND. On the endpapers? When you open the book up? It says, hello. And appropriately, on the last three pages, "thank you", "and", and "goodbye."
Pretty perfect if you ask me.
I was stressing out as to what to get Matt, and I asked Kat, and she suggested that I make a mobile with paper cranes on it - and I did:
The cranes are made out of maps of places we've been together. Where we went to college, Paris, London, our hometowns, St. Louis, and Akron. I was terrified of making the mobile, but after about an hour in the craft store, I was confident enough to make it - and I think it looks really cool. It's hanging above our dining room table, and I get chills every time I see it. And, fortunately, Matt thinks it's special.
The best news about our anniversary? We still like each other. We pretty much still think each other is the best thing since sliced bread.
(Also. I've got a chance, hopefully, to write professionally. I don't want to jinx it, just keep your fingers crossed for me for the next week or so...)