Happy 10th Anniversary, Baby

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Ten years ago, I was waking up at my parent’s house, probably too early because I was so excited. It was our wedding day and I don’t think I could have been happier.

I’m so glad he still decided to go through with asking me to marry him, even though my mom said “are you sure? She’s picky!”  I think after 5 years together, he sort of knew that.

You are the best thing that happened to me….to us. I love you and I can’t wait to see what the next 10+ years hold (but, no, they will not include 4 more kids:)

Happy 10th anniversary

We did a little early anniversary celebrating this year (you know, with a baby coming and all!). And because of said baby coming, 10th anniversary celebrations were a little lower key and maybe not so traditional, but just perfect for us.

We were invited to try out the services at Natural Body Spa in Buckhead (so posh) and started with warm neck pillows. Heavenly. Relaxing. And perfect on a day when it was like maybe 30 degrees. I’m thinking, purchasing one of these for home would make a great gift idea. Or maybe making one, but who am I kidding? I can’t sew!

Don’t we look relaxed?

Happy 10th anniversary

The last time we had a massage together? Our honeymoon. Seriously, 10 years ago. And as it turned out, it was more of a “how to” give a massage, then a “receive” a massage. I mean, yes, it’s great to give rather than receive, but massages? Need to be received every once and a while. The togetherness massage was awesome. Same room, two different masseuses and an hour of heaven.

Natural Body Spa Buckhead Togetherness Massage Review

I followed up my massage with a pedicure (um, I think the last one I had was my sister’s wedding 2.5 years ago….that’s bad)

Pedicure at Natural Body Spa Buckehead

and manicure.

Manicure at Natural Body Spa Buckhead

Mr. Serious followed his up with a facial or which there is no evidence. But, his skin looked so good afterwards. He wasn’t too pleased that I booked him for a facial, but he went with it, and I think he was very pleasantly surprised. Take note ladies, even your big strong men like to be pampered!

Since this wasn’t really traditional for a 10th anniversary (I think a lot of people go on trips, or upgrade their rings (remember, I don’t even wear my wedding band!), I put together a list of some other nontraditional ideas for anniversary presents.

Make coupons for each other. Mr. Serious did this for me one year and it was quite the hit. Some sample coupons?

  • One free massage (no strings attached)…maybe with a small bottle of massage oil.
  • Wash and vacuum the car.
  • One free trip to the store without kids.
  • Plan an entire date night (including arranging for a sitter and planning the location, etc).
  • Fold and put away the laundry.
Let’s be real, those are the things I really want and appreciate, so why not be gifted them.

Stop and have a nice drink together. Enjoy each other’s company with no interruptions or excuses. When was the last time you really sat down, just the two of you and enjoyed each other’s company? 

Natural Body Spa Buckhead Review

My post massage bathroom selfie inspired another anniversary idea.

Relaxed after celebrating anniversary at Natural Body Spa Buckhead

Remodel your bathroom/kitchen/bedroom.

Hello, three shower heads and space to actually move around? Yes, please! If we weren’t paying a sitter, I totally would have jumped into the Natural Body Spa shower. It looks like the most amazing shower ever. 

Natural Body Spa Buckhead

Basically, do something that you will appreciate for each other and that will stick around for a while.

Also, when gifting for your 10th or any other anniversary, make sure you consider their Love Language. My language? The one that involves actions….so scheduling and taking me to a massage and mani/pedi? Pretty much perfect! I forget to go back to this basic idea, and I need to more often. 

*Natural Body Spa in Buckhead hosted us for our spa services. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Follow them on twitter and Facebook.

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31 Comments

  1. I think your idea for a couples massage for your anniversary was wonderful. We should have done that in November when we celebrated our 10 yr anniversary. I’m still holding out for an island getaway in the new year. hahaha

  2. Happy tenth anniversary! My husband and I usually do a trip for our anniversary but I would looooove to incorporate a couples massage into the mix next year! We just had a couples massage for the first time last month and it was heavenly!

  3. Wow that place look awesome! My husband and I have never had a couples massage. In fact, he’s never even had one and I’ve only been once! I was thinking about doing something like this for us as a Christmas present. There’s still time! Maybe I will!

  4. Congratulations on your anniversary! Spending time together is the best way to celebrate.

  5. Yay, Happy Anniversary! How you celebrated it sounds PERFECT and so relaxing. Perfect for the craziness that is about to come! 🙂

  6. What a great idea. The Hubs and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary next year and we are thinking of going on a short cruise, I’ll have to book us some spa treatments together!

  7. Looks like an amazing anniversary and a great day of pampering! Happy Anniversary!! Can’t wait to see that little girl soon!

  8. Congrats on your tenth wedding anniversary! Your bump looks too cute–congrats on that as well!

  9. Sounds like a great anniversary 🙂 I could use a massage and my BF would sure love one too- I want to look into couple’s massages!

  10. Happy anniversary to the two of you! We celebrated our sixth in October while I was still pregnant, so all we did was dinner out and a couple of Redbox movies at home. I love the spa idea though – I have never considered going with my husband but we both sure could use the pampering!

  11. I love Natural Body Spa. You definitely have to take time out and pamper yourself. Next time, get in the shower? It looks amazing!!!

  12. i’ve never not once had a massage.

    and it looks marvelous.

  13. We’ve never had a couples massage! That’s a wonderful idea for a anniversary gift. Cheers to many many more years of love and happiness!

  14. so jealous! i could go for a massage right now 😉
    and the bathroom… LOVE IT – it reminds me of the shower at the hard rock, as it also has 3 shower heads… that is now why we stay there… and broxton loves their pool

  15. I am so glad you got a little pampering. Except for an obvious baby bump, you guys look just as you did 10 years ago. That is so not fair! LOL

  16. katherine says:

    What a fun way to spend your anniversary! I’m coming up on my 8th year!

  17. Mrs. Serious I love this post! The hubby and I have never had a couples massage it sounds so awesome! Life is really about the little things!!!

  18. Congratulations to you all! We just celebrated our 13th last week. It looks like you all had a wonderful time.

  19. Wow! Both of you look so pampered and relaxed in that spa. Very cool! Happy Anniversary to both of you. I remember your post being sad about your baby loss a couple of years ago (?) and look at you now, I’m jealous of that baby bump 🙂 My husband and I are trying for baby #3 but no luck yet. Hopeful that God will give him/her to us 🙂

  20. Happy Anniversary. Wishing you all many more years of love and happiness.

  21. What a fun way to spend time. Happy Anniversary

  22. Happy Anniversary!!! I swear, you two do not age! Such a good looking couple!

    Todd and I always meant to go on a big trip for our 10 year anniversary but we didn’t (because of a baby at home as well). I still haven’t added to my wedding ring either even though the hubby has a jeweler waiting for me to come in and talk with him. I am pretty sentimental and I don’t know if I can actually go through with changing my ring (though it could definitely use a bit of a change).
    I like your list of gift ideas. The massage sounds HEAVENLY! 🙂

  23. Lura Staffanson says:

    Happy anniversary….. it sounds like a great way to celebrate to me. Hugs

  24. Happy belated anniversary!! Congratulations!! Looks like you and Mr. Serious had a fun and relaxing time.

  25. Hubby and I had a couples massage while in Key West and it was amazing! And he had a facial too and loved it. Plus, he was inspired to take care of his skin now. 😉 I love your ideas! And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

  26. Hubby and I had a couples massage while in Key West and it was amazing! And he had a facial too and loved it. Plus, he was inspired to take care of his skin now. 😉 I love your ideas! And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

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