Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Wild Wed ~ A New Contest

My 20th Anniversary with Hubcap is coming up and our plans to fly to Vegas and take in a week's worth of shows have been scotched by his vertigo. We're trying to decide what to do to commemorate this milestone and are open to suggestions. The truth is, just being together is the important thing. I'm so in love with this guy, but if you all can help me think of something that would make him feel as special as he is, I'd be super happy!

If I use your suggestion, you'll get a signed book of choice, but no matter what - everyone's comments will be entered to win a Romance gift pack! So, even if I don't end up using any of your suggestions (and I can't imagine that), there will still be a winner. :)

So, share your suggestions or your favorite romantic memory or your favorite romantic scene from a movie.


Amy said...

Lucy, Congratulations on twenty years. My hubby and I will celebrate our twentieth in June. I am dragging him from Alabama to Georgia to go to a Diana Palmer book signing. We love just getting away from everything for a few days.

How about a weekend away from the Kids, work and everything at a nice hotel . You could take jacuzzis together, each strawberries and drink campaign.

I don't know where you live but maybe you could take in some local attractions or maybe go to a spa together and get pampered.

Or, if you decide to stay at home maybe you could make him a special scrap book. You could include pictures and mementos of things you have done together over the past twenty years. Things that are special to the two of you. Maybe get everyone out of the house for the night (impossible right! BG) and have a romantic dinner, watch a movie and have a bubble bath together.

I know anything you do together will be special because you will be together. Congratulations again on twenty years!

Judy F said...

Congrats Lucy and Hubcap. That is awesome.

I really have no suggestions.

Maybe go to a pricey hotel in town and pamper yourselfs.

Stacy~ said...

Congrats on 20 years! I know that whatever you and hubcap do will be special. You two don't take each other for granted. And I know how much you love your family, but maybe this calls for some "me" time. I'm not sure how mobile you guys are, with dh having vertigo, but maybe a bed and breakfast, or a couples' spa so you could be pampered together. Fondue restaurants are romantic and the food is so good. Have a wonderful time together, whatever you decide :)

ellie said...

Congratulations Lucy!
Wishing you all the best. We will be celebrating 38 years in May. What I would enjoy is spending a lovely, leisurely weekend together somewhere special and relaxing. Beautiful scenery, enjoyable meals and precious meaningful time.

Brandy said...

Congratulations on 20 years! That's a wonderful milestone. AS for something romantic? How about a picnic, or even renting a romantic movie, locking yourselves in your room with some take-out and snuggling together. *G*

lidia said...



With everything that has gone on in your life recently I think that the two of you deserve to enjoy some "couple" time.

Do you have a favorite "date/night" from the past that you would like to replicate? If not,
go away someplace -- within driving distance -- stay at either a high-class hotel or a comfortable bed and breakfast -- whichever suits you better.

Then you can take the time for leisurely meals, lovely walks, etc...

My hubby and I will be celebrating our 35th in June. I know one thing that I truly miss is the walks we used to go on (when dating) taking my dog along. We made so many plans, discussed so many things. In some ways it seems like it was just yesterday.

Just enjoy spending time together -- time is precious -- make the most of it!

Of course, you can indulge with some pampering as well -- and don't forget the chocolate, strawberries and champagne!

kim h said...

a massage together and in the spa together and then a late nite dinner maybe on a rooftop somewhere and then well sleep no lol. Congrats on 20 years.

kim h

Michele L. said...

O.k. the first thing that came to my mind is to get naked together! Ha,ha! That is always a special event!

On a serious note, my hubby and I love going to a favorite restaurant that is romantic and has excellent food! We love to eat! Then he asks me to not wear panties. It turns him on. O.k. hope I will not be censored for that. Hey, it will definitely make it memorable, right?

Also, driving to a cozy overnight place not to far, but far enough to consider it a weekend vacation or just an overnighter is always fun! Just to go some place different and be together is the main thing.

Well, I hope I might have helped some. You two lovebirds I am sure will come up with a wonderful solution to make it a memorable time to mark your anniversary.

Many hugs and blessings,
Michele L.

Lori T said...

Hi Lucy,

Congrats on twenty years. My husband I will be celebrating 20 years in June. Where does the time go?

Ok...let's see...I am really not very good with ideas.

Maybe you could rent a nice hotel room and spend a few evenings just pampering each other. Order your meals in and don't leave the room for the weekend. Spend time remembering all the things that make you love each other so much ant have helped you to stand the test of time.

If your hubby is not feeling up to a weekend out...I am so sorry that he still is not feeling well...maybe send the kids out (friends or relatives) and spend the weekend in. Get all your favorites...movies, music, foods, and just spend your time together and enjoy each other.

I know they are pretty lame, but I hope that whatever you do you have an amazing time and your hubby needs to get well very very soon.

Jane said...

Happy 20th anniversary. Maybe you guys can drive down to a luxury spa resort in Arizona in the Sonoran Desert. You have a beautiful view while you're getting a massage or manicure. It's all about relaxation and romance. Don't forget the champagne.

acdaisy95 said...

Congrats on your 20 years! If your hotel has a jacuzzi or spa, that would be romantic. Maybe add some candles and soft dancing music. Afterwards, watch a romantic movie and have dinner in the room.

Another option would be going out somewhere and go dancing or go to a beach somewhere and spend a whole day together shopping, watching a movie, eating dinner out, and a walk on the beach.

Or take a scenic camping trip and try bike riding.

Happy Anniversary!!!

anne said...

Congratulations Lucy! Enjoy and savour this time together. It is fleeting and precious. Cherish every minute of it. The little things are memorable. Enjoyable lunches together or a quiet afternoon tea at a small, remote cafe. Attending a concert and a walk in a serene and beautiful location.

Virginia said...

Lucy, congrats on your 20 years. I have been married for 23 myself. What we do is go out for a nice dinner and spend the evening just cuddleing. Or if you can go back to the place you first met and relive it is alway nice. The main thing is just spending time together.

Cryna said...

Congratulations Lucy!!

There have been a lot of wonderful suggestions, but I think just being together by yourselves away where you can do whatever the mood suggests would be great. Time together is precious and if you are able to get away, it would be terrific. But with dh having vertigo like he does, and you your foot, it might be just a quiet evening at home and plans to do something more when you are both up to it. Either way you will be together............Again Congratulations.

diane said...

Congratulations Lucy!
Wishing you all the best on this wonderful occasion.
A mini-vacation spent exploring a new locale which is remote, quiet and interesting. Walks in the area and light bites, lunches and dinners that are unique and special. Time to reflect and appreciate together.

petite said...

Lucy, Congratulations and many more.
Time together is what memories are made of and this treasure is to be held close and cherished. Being together no matter what your preference is the most important ingredient. Have a wonderful and special day, weekend or week.

limecello said...

Lucy, congratulations on your 20th wedding anniversary! That's so fabulous.
Hmmm suggestions... maybe a night out on the town? Dinner at a fancy restaurant (or just one you like) - going to see a movie or a show, then splurging on a swanky hotel room (or a cute little out of the way place)? A nice romantic walk outside before or after any of those things...
And indulging on food and creature comforts.
Whatever you do, I know it'll be very special - congratulations again!

Lucy Monroe said...

Thanks for all your congrats! I booked our getaway just now and I'm so excited. I've told him where we're going vicinity wise, but not where we're staying, how nice the room is, etc. :) I even booked two different spa services. A mineral bath and body wrap one morning and a couples massage in our room on our Anniversary. Cool, huh?

My only problem is that really, most of you suggested something very similar and I don't know who to give the free book to. So, um...I'm giving one to everyone who had posted at this point.

But since I'm doing that - I'll need you to send me an SASE approriate in size and postage for your signed book of choice. Contact me at for details on how to do that.

And the winner of the romance package is Lidia!

Hugs to you all!

Amy said...

Wow Lucy, How gererous! I hope you guys enjoy your trip to the spa.

WK said...

Wow Congrats Lucy! Me and mine will be celebrating 12yrs in June and 13yrs knowing each other. We got married 1yr and 10days after the day we met.

some great ideas here and I'm glad you get to have a wonderful getaway.

I really couldn't offer a suggestion. Our idea is at 20yrs we will be redoing our wedding. The same honeymoon,a day trip to Williamsburg, and a day trip to Atlantic Beach, NC with maybe an overnight stay through in for fun.LOL

Congrats again on 20yrs that is wonderful.

Kathleen said...

Congratulations Lucy! My recommendation is somewhere warm and secluded :)

nicki72182 said...

Lucy, I also think a B&B would be a good idea. You can get away without actually having to travel far. Or you could just have a nice dinner and maybe see a movie. Perhaps there's something you 2 used to together when you first started dating that you don't really have time for any more. Whatever you decide to do, I hope you have a fun, romantic, love-filled time.

nightwalkerl said...

HI there Congrats on the twenty years!!! As a suggestion i would say maybe go on a picnic in the park or even in your own back yard. Pack his favorite foods and drinks and don't forget Dessert hehehe!! Or you could go star gazing from your back yard at night. Lay a blanket down in the yard and look up at the stars try to guess which stars and constellations are which. Maybe do both. Whatever you decide to do have fun!

All the best,


Maureen said...

Congratulations on 20 years!
I would say find a nice hotel on a beach where you can order room service enjoy the view.

Nathalie said...

Congratulations... I would also say a nice resort next to the beach!

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Lily said...

I remember my parents found all those old pictures and we sat around the table living back all those great memories! Then, we went to eat in a lavish experience. It was a great family moment.

flchen1 said...

Just wanted to wish you a belated but very happy anniversary!

One other suggestion is to take the time to write down 20 (or more) things you appreciate about your husband (or to do together about each other)--it's always special to be reminded of what you love about the other person and for that person to hear that from you.

Wishing you another 20 plus joyful years!!