As you can see I did not practice any restraint or use any appetite suppressants for our anniversary dinner at the Adirondack Brewery in Lake George! It was bad but it was gooooooooooood! DH and I shared the fries and we both got the buffalo chicken sandwich. Took two beers to wash all that down, you see. :-)
After lunch we walked around the village. We specifically stopped at Molly Malone's to check out their celtic wedding bands (in case you're not a usual reader, it was recently our 15th wedding anniversary and I was thinking of getting a ring to commemorate the occasion). I had been looking at the Shanore company's rings and they actually had the one at the shop that I had in mind. However, I was very disappointed. Usually jewelry looks even nicer in person than it looks in photos, but in this case it was the opposite. The ring was much smaller and less substantial than I was expecting based on the picture I had seen online and the price, and the knotwork was not very clearly defined or easy to see. Just my opinion. In the meantime I have gone to some local jewelers and I did manage to find two celtic rings I felt were the quality I was looking for, but both were over $1,000 dollars and I'm not going to take advantage of DH's generosity.
I did come up with another idea of a special gift that I am considering - I was thinking of getting a Pandora bracelet (or necklace). If you're not familiar with them, it's a bracelet or necklace you can customize by purchasing any one of a number of beads to put on it. In fact on their website is a bracelet builder which is a lot of fun to play with - you can try it here - it's fun. (Plus it's doesn't cost anything if you just make it virtually! :-) I could get a nice start on it for my anniversary, and then the nice part is it can be added to over the years for other special occasions. Still mulling this over.
So, I still have no special keepsake anniversary gift yet, but maybe Pandora is the way to go. Or I'm open to suggestions if any of you have any brilliant ideas. There must be some of you who have reached milestones in your relationships - what did you get for a special gift?