Our first anniversary was mellow and sweet. We ate breakfast at our favorite house-converted-restaurant, Wild Mountain Cafe, took a paddleboat out for a spin on Greenlake, relaxed in sensory deprivation pods (more on that tomorrow), window shopped in Ballard, and enjoyed a lovely dinner at Serafina.
But before the sun went down, we started a new tradition. If you remember from the wedding, we asked our guests to write down a few words on origami paper and fold them into wish boats.
Write us a love note. Your hopes & advice. Leave us your wishes. And fold it up nice.
Every year. On our anniversary. One boat will be read. And set off to sea.
All year, we kept them in my grandfather's suitcase, together with the un-erased chalkboard sign. Down by the lighthouse at Discovery Park beach, we selected one boat to read and release out into the water.
I just so happened to choose my college roomie's paper boat, who just so happens to be a gifted writer. We snapped a photo of her touching note, so we wouldn't forget her words. It was the perfect wish for our first paper boat release, the first of many more to come.
Do you have any anniversary traditions?