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Kevin & Amanda 10 Year Birthday Bash!

Kevin and Amanda 10 Year Birthday Bash

This week is the 10 year anniversary of kevinandamanda.com. I can hardly believe it’s been ten years!! I feel so, so incredibly lucky that I’ve been able to share these photos, tutorials, travels, and all of my favorite things with you guys for the past 10 years. I absolutely love sharing this site with you — it is truly a dream come true. I cannot put into words how grateful I am for each and every one of you who stops by, and for all your sweet and encouraging comments over the years. You guys are the best.

Kevin and Amanda 10 Year Birthday BashKevin & Amanda, March 22, 2002

Kevin bought me the domain name kevinandamanda.com for the one year anniversary of our first date, March 22, 2002. We were two months and nine days away from being married. I was already “blogging” at the time — even though back then we didn’t really officially have blogs as we know them today! But I still loved taking photos and posting them online, sharing a peek into our lives, what we were up to, and things I loved. Kevin has always had a talent for showing his affection through romantic, thoughtful gifts, and our own domain was so perfectly me. He surprised me that afternoon by asking if I’d ever thought about getting my own domain name for my site. My answer was of course yes!! He asked me what name I’d choose, and without hesitation I answered kevinandamanda.com. He sat down at the computer. Let’s pull it up to see if anyone’s taken it yet, he said. As he typed in the letters — kevinandamanda.com — and the page slowly loaded, I could tell there was something already there.

Kevin and Amanda 10 Year Birthday BashTake a peek at what Kevin & Amanda has looked like over the years.

It was a countdown to our wedding day.

 

Kevin and Amanda 10 Year Birthday Bash

I am so excited for the week ahead. It’s Birthday Week on Kevin & Amanda!! I can never seem to let a birthday come and go on just one day, so I’m taking the whole week to celebrate. :) In honor of this special milestone, and to thank you guys for being so wonderfully you, I’ve picked a few of my favorite things and a few of my favorite brands to sponsor a week long birthday bash with seven days of fabulous prizes and giveaways. I hope you guys like giveaways!!

Kevin and Amanda 10 Year Birthday Bash

Kicking off Birthday Week is this fun Birthday Party Tin from Harry & David. It wouldn’t be a party without treats, right?? :)

Kevin and Amanda 10 Year Birthday Bash

This fun tin is packed with chewy chocolate chip cookies, cupcake shaped frosted cookies, Moose Munch popcorn, malt balls, rock crystals — so many colorful yummy treats!!

And because you guys know how much I love macarons, you’ll also be receiving this box of 12 french macarons, in chocolate, raspberry and caramel flavors. Yum!!

 

The Giveaway (Winners Announced!)

Three (3) Kevin & Amanda readers will win a birthday celebration prize from the gracious folks at Harry & David which includes:

 

Time’s Up!

The winners of the Harry & David 10th Birthday Bash Giveaway are:

#7 Gina Myers
#574 Laci
#706 Emily

Congratulations girls!! I’ve sent ya’ll an email. Enjoy your goodies!! :)

 

How to Enter

To be entered to win the Harry & David Giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. What’s the most memorable gift you’ve ever given or received?

Contest ends tomorrow at 8 am CST. One entry per person, please. Winners will be chosen by Random.org and notified by email. Giveaway provided by Harry & David.

More from Harry & David: If you liked this giveaway, check out Harry & David on Facebook and Twitter. Let them know we sent ya! :)

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New giveaways every day this week in honor of Birthday Week!

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Good luck, friends! Thanks for celebrating with us!!

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964 Responses
  1. VICKI CROFT

    My most memorable gift was Christmas 2006 when I received a ST Louis Cardinals baby bib, we got a beautiful grandson the following Sept. Thank you!

  2. Janie

    I was expecting roses one Valentine’s Day and my husband surprised me with two tickets to Germany and a brand new ipod for the plane ride over. It was great and one of the best trips we’ve taken!

  3. Deirdre Campbell

    Congratulations on your 10th birthday! I feel so lucky to have found your web site!! The first thing I would make if I won the Silhouette CAMEO is some of the amazing Alice in Wonderland/ mad hatter party decorations I saw on the daisypinkcupcake.blogspot.com website. They are amazing!! I couldn’t sleep all last night thinking about all the wonderful decorations. I can’t wait to see my little pumpkins face when she sees the fantasyland I am dreaming of making for her birthday party. Thank you for all the great recipes and ideas. Wishing you another 10 happy years of blogging!!

  4. Kathee Kiefer

    Congratulations! My most memorable was totally unexpected. I was kidnapped, and blindfolded by some friends who drove me to a local ski resort restaurant where other friends were waiting. I didn’t even think they knew it was my birthday, so it was a total surprise. It was my first year away from home in a new state, new friends, so it made me feel most welcome.

  5. Robin Rozema

    my most memorable gift was from the 1st christmas my husband and I together…he, being a hunter & fisherman and I being a cook and crafter, I received a hand gun and a fishing pole! I loved them, we went out target shooting that afternoon, my female friends on the other hand thought I was nuts and all said they would be ticked to receive such a gift….

  6. Robin Chiang

    The most memorable gift I ever received was a diamond engagement ring from my husband. That does not really seem like it would so unusual, but I really did not think we would be able to afford it right away. We were going to look for a place to live in a new city and he surprised me with the ring. He did not want the realtor to think we were just going to live together. He wanted everyone to no that we were to be married. 25 years later and still love him more each day.

  7. Krista D

    My sweet hubby bought one of those kid packs of Valentines one yr and filled out all 32 cards for me, each with a different note written on them!

  8. Lynda M.

    I made a scrapbook for my parents 50th wedding anniversary with family photos and momento’s over the years – they loved it!

  9. Melissa B.

    My most memorable gift was a ring that my parents got me for my 20th birthday. They had never bought me jewelry before and it’s precious to me now….some 20 + years later.

  10. Jana

    Congrats on your anniversary!! Let’s see…this year’s Christmas was pretty special because we surprised our two college kids with a cruise over the break. It was so much fun!!

  11. catherine meadows

    I love that we share a birthday… Most memorable gift would have to be the camera I borrowed from my grandmother when I was in college. 2 weeks before her death she asked if I still had it and told me it was mine to keep. It is one of the few things I have that belonged to her and is one of my favorite connections with her. She would never believe it when we told her but she was an amazing photographer

  12. Maria

    The most memorable gift I gave was a surprise party for my moms 50th birthday. I invited family and friends and had them each provide a favorite “memory” and put them all together in a scrapbook.

  13. Sara M

    Happy Birthday and congratulations on 10 years! One of the best gifts I received for my birthday was a pendant from my parents that had the birthstones of me, my husband and our two kids in it. I love it and wear it everyday!

  14. nickie

    i gave my daughter a stuffed soccer ball for her 1st birthday. she was so ecstatic that she buried her face in it out of shear joy! it was completely adorable.

  15. Michelle P

    Congrats on 10 years! :) The most memorable gift I have ever received was a car on my 16th birthday. My parents had, for months, told me that I would be getting my dads old blazer (that was old, hit in the back and “fixed” with duct tape, etc). I was fine with it. But on my birthday my parents opened the garage door after dinner and there sat a beautiful bright blue grand am. I had NO idea. It was the best surpise ever and I will always remember that gift!! :)

  16. Kayla Davis

    The most memorable gift I’ve ever received is the promise ring I received from my boyfriend in Christmas 2010! Congrats on 10 years!!

  17. Tina Paulson

    Happy 1oth!!! And best wishes for many more amazing years!

    My husband surprised me while he was deployed and sent me a “journey” necklace for our anniversary that he was not going to be able to share with me. This necklace was a huge surprise but what made it even more special was that he wrote what the journey meant to him, I will ALWAYS treasure it!

  18. Alex

    Congrats on 10 years! Here’s to many more!

    I think the most memorable gift I ever received was probably a pair of boots I was given for Christmas when I was 15.

    They were memorable because I had already owned them (that specific, wrapped up pair) for over a year. My dad had purchased them for me (they were on clearance for $5), but my stepmom didn’t like them, and it caused a big fight. At some point, somebody snuck them out of my closet and wrapped them up. It was my stepmom’s way of saying I was allowed to wear them now :/

  19. kathy lee

    congratulations on your 10 years, here is to many many more!! my most favorite gift so far, the birth of each of my children who then provided me with my grandsons!!!

  20. Charlene

    The most memorable gift I received was a jewlery box for Christmas from my husband with a diamond ring inside. It wasn’t just the ring that made it memorable, it was that he found just the right jewlery box (I’d been looking for months!) and the ring was simple, but perfect!

  21. Jennifer Babec

    Congratulations!!!! I would say that a black and white photo of my daughter. She was going to be featured in Heartland Blood Centers annual calendar and the photogragher sent me a 11×14 black and white to commurate that she is done with Chemo and a Cancer Survivor. Priceless.

  22. Suzanne

    The most memorable gift I received was on our 5th anniversary, my husband surprised me with an upgrade to my engagement ring. It is beautiful, although I have to admit. My smaller, dimmer original still holds a place in my heart. How could it not? He said ‘It sparkles just like your eyes’ SWOON

  23. Cheryl Ann

    Congrats on 10 years!! I know for a fact the best gift I gave was to my father right before he passed away a couple of years ago, He had the chance to meet his granddaughter! He named her Norajane Grace, She brought joy to his last days here with us and that was comforting to the family during his passing. I have a smile every time I think about my father and daughter laying together.

  24. Jessica Haefele

    Congratulations!

    My most memorable gift was a necklace given to me by my husband and it just happened to be the exact necklace I had been wanting from Tiffany’s and had not mentioned to a soul… it is such a blessing when someone knows you so well!

  25. Ashley Mays

    I think one of the most memorable gifts I ever received was my first guitar for my 15th birthday. My parents had to wonder why in the world I was asking for a guitar since I didn’t know how to play, but I taught myself within a month and haven’t stopped since!

  26. Breanna Burns

    Happy 10 years! My best gift was for valentine’s day this year. My bf gave me a poem that hinted to the different gifts he was giving and the last gift was a beautiful necklace that has 3 hearts in it, One for him, one for me and one for his lil girl. I teared up as soon as i opened the box.

  27. Katrina

    Congrats on 10 years of blogging! That’s awesome! My most memorable gift is one I received from my husband. He knew how much I would love to have a GPS watch by comments that I would make but he knew I would never buy one myself. So he took it upon himself to secretly do research and find the best GPS watch out there that he knew I’d love. It was the first time he had ever surprised me with a thoughtful gift!

  28. Diane Loviza

    (Forgot my most memorable gift…it would be a weekend spent camping with the kids when they were quite small. My birthday falls on Columbus Day 10/12 and the leaves were such beautiful colors. We had a big fire at night and all sat around talking and telling stories and Bob did ALL of the cooking).

  29. Alicia

    My most memorable gift would have to be the handmade afghan my grandmother made me for my 13th birthday. It is the only thing that makes me feel better when I’m sick, or having an ‘off’ day. Im convinced it has magic powers. My husband agrees with me. When I finally broke down & let him use it when he was sick, he was surprised at how it made him feel better.

  30. Cindy Balk

    The best birthday gift I ever received was at a time that I was taking night college courses (in addition to working a full time job). I came home from my night class on the evening before my birthday and I walked in to our kitchen to find that my husband and our daughters had made me a “Happy Birthday Mom” banner and hung it in our kitchen. There was also a birthday cake cooling on the counter. Words cannot describe how lucky and loved I felt at that moment. To this day it is my favorite birthday gift!

  31. Anne

    Oops! In my excitement about the week long celebration I forgot to tell you my favorite gift…..pale pink tulips in the middle of a snowstorm.

  32. Anne

    Am I too late? I hope not! It will be so much fun to celebrate along with you this week. I LOVE THE BIRTHDAY TIN!!! Great way to kick off the celebration!

  33. inhye shim

    Happy Birthday to your blog!

    The most memorable gift was my husband and I’s first anniversary. My husband is FAR from the romantic/surprise gift type and when he walked in with a pot of mini roses and chocolate covered strawberries, i was so surprised and giddy!

  34. Megan

    My boyfriend surprised me with a Tiffany bracelet this Christmas. I immediately burst into tears as I wasn’t expecting it!

  35. Karen

    Wow! 10 years is amazing! Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! What a great giveaway. I’ve never had the opportunity to experience any goods from Harry and David. There was a store in our area briefly. Would love to win! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway to share your love! :) – Karen

  36. Jaime P.

    The best gift I ever gave someone was for my mother who loves Cher – I told her we had regular tickets to one of her concerts, and surprised her when we got there by going the the 2nd row! She was beside herself. I’ll never forget her shock and happniess!!!

  37. Tina McNamara

    The most memorable gifts I have ever given were personal photographic gifts. A calander with family photos of children and grandchildren. Photo book for my dad of the weekend spent with him on his ranch with his grandchildren feeding the chickens and riding horses.

  38. Mindy

    HAPPY 10 YEARS!!! One of my most memorable gifts was my Kitchenaid Pro Series Stand mixer from my husband for Christmas one year – it was a complete surprise!! :-) Don’t know what I would do without it!!

  39. shalu

    I had got married in 2005 ,the very next year my neighbours asked me what special gift my hubby gave me ..I was in tears inside as my hubby did’nt give me any gift.I told them his kiss is all i got..But actually i didnt even get that.. I was in tears in the evening when he hugged me and gave me huge irresistible kisses along with a black forest torte. I think without saying that this was the most memorable gift my hubby gave me.

  40. Tara

    I don’t know why I’m fixated on it, but I got a jean skirt for like my 10th birthday that I absolutely loved! Funny that I remember that so well.

  41. Maria Wilson

    Most memorable gift…makeup I got when I was in 8th grade! It meant I could start wearing it and that was super exciting:)

  42. dori

    happy birthday!!!! my favorite gift was a necklace my mom made out of diamonds from my grandmother’s wedding ring. i wear it every day!

  43. Bobbie H

    pearl and diamond necklace I got from my husband the first christmas we were dating. He put the box in a stuffed puppy puppet :)

  44. karen

    Birthday blessings K & A! The best gift I ever received was my 10 speed bike when I was a little girl. I still remember the day like it was yesterday! :)

  45. Kimberly

    My fav. gift was the pearl necklace and earrings i received on my wedding day. congrats on 10 years! here’s to another 10!

  46. Lori

    I think one of my most memorable gifts came from my husband. He surprised me one Valentine’s Day with a beautiful James Avery necklace. He rarely pulls off surprises, so this one was extra special!

  47. Suzanne Shepherd

    Congratulations on your 10 year blog anniversary, Amanda! But even more than that, congratulations on how you use your talents in such a positive and fun way every day! You are truly blessed in your life with Kevin, your family, your cute puppies and all your friends and readers. Here’s to 10 more years!

  48. Emily C

    Congrats on 10 years! The best gift was probably my matching wedding band I received from my husband on our one year anniversary!

  49. Kyra

    The most memorable gift I’ve ever received was a locket from my husband after I had our first child. I broke down over the sentiment (and, possibly, the hormones!) but I love it. :) Congrats on your anny!

  50. Amanda C.

    Congrats on 10 years! The best gift I’ve ever gotten would definitely be the little red-haired boy running around my living room right now. I love him to pieces!

  51. Laura

    Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary! That is awesome.
    One of the greatest gifts I ever received was from my daughter. She worked hard on a snow globe for me, made out from one of her old vitamin bottles. She did it all on her own without any help and she was so proud to give it to her mom.

  52. Lara

    Congrats on your 10 years..how exciting! One of the most memorable gifts I have received is a handwritten card by my 6 year old son…I was very sick two years ago on Christmas and he left the sweetest card by my door, “I hope you feel better soon”.

  53. Jan

    You have been married the same length of time as my son and daughter to their spouses! They married the same in the same year. Congrats, and many more happy years to go.

  54. Jennifer O

    Happy Blogiversary! My most memorable gift was my kitty Daisy! My hubby and I don’t have any children so she is our little “baby”.

  55. Stephanie

    The best gift I ever gave was to a very good friend for her graduation from P.A. School. I secretly had her family and closest friends all design and decorate a square piece of fabric I provided and had it made into a quilt. She adores it to this day! Happy 10 years!

  56. Jaclyn F.

    Most memorable gift? Would have to be not for my birthday, but for Christmas this past year. A wooden heart that my husband made me.

  57. Diane P.

    I think my most memorable gifts are the ones my girls make for me. They are just the best and I will treasure them forever!!

  58. Leiah

    I would have to say the handwritten & illustrated book my daughter gave me for Mothers’ Day when she was 10. She turned 24 yesterday & I still have that precious book. Congratulations on 10 years!

  59. Jessica

    congrats on 10 years and here’s to countless more!

    the best gift I ever received was a scrapbook of all all the silly stuff my sibs and I used to do

  60. Heather Cashwell

    As a wedding present, I gave my husband a 1/2 day ride and drive and Atlanta Motor Speedway with Buck Baker racing school. Almost 8 years later he still talks about how awesome it was!

  61. Heather Cashwell

    As a wedding present, I gave my husband a 1/2 day ride and drive and Atlanta Motor Speedway with Buck Baker racing school. Almost 8 years later he still talks about how awesome it was!

  62. Amanda

    Oh I love birthday parties! My best gift ever was a mini getaway to a gorgeous resort in Minnesota. Right on Lake Superior. Absolutely breathtaking.
    Hoorah for 10 years!

  63. China

    the most memorable gift i’ve ever received was a condominium from my parents. when i received the key for the condo i was speechless. what else can i ask for?! xx

  64. Martha

    Congrats on reaching 10 years of blogging! Best gift I gave was a homemade patchwork quilt to my husband the week before our wedding…total surprise for him!

  65. Debbie

    The most memorable gift I have received would have to be my anniversary necklace, My hubby had it made for me for our 25th. I Love gifts that are unique to me.

  66. Lynda Taylor

    Congratulations on your 10 years!

    My most memorable gift ever – My husband bought a gorgeous diamond set eternity ring for my 40th birthday. I never take it off!

  67. Carolyn

    The best gifts I’ve ever received have, of course, been personal. My best friend in high school used to draw little handmade “story books” about our adventures together (real and pretend) that were so sweet and funny! Anything involving pictures/memories of time with friends has been so meaningful!

  68. Wombatish

    *Hopefully* it will be help with plane tickets to visit my grandfather, so he can meet the man very likely to become my husband.

    As far as given, probably socks. I always include socks in my boyfriends gifts (alongside the gift, of course) since he’s always complaining about being out of them c:

  69. Nicole Bouch

    The most wonderful gift I have ever received is my amazing daughter. Nothing could compare!
    Thanks so much for all of the fine work that you do, and Congratulations!!!

  70. Lara

    I think the est gift I ever recieved was when I was 14 years old. I was having a rough time then so my parents ought me a really nice female Golden Retriever she was my est friend. She lived with me for 14 years until she died.

  71. Tesa

    Happy 10th:) my very best gift….wow ….that’s a hard one. My husband is great at gifts lol. How can I pick one? Of course the ring…getting married…having kids ….but the one thing I cherish most was a $ store ring that cost one dollar that my husband gave me after we had dated for a few months. It’s says LOVE on it and is as tacky as can be but it holds amazing memories of us falling in love :) awww I love my hubby!

  72. Mary

    Congrats on 10 years and an awesome website! The best gift I’ve ever received was from my hubby who not only surprised us with a Disney Cruise (best cruise ever) and a diamond ring (which is now my “official” wedding ring) at one of the ports but the true and most meaningful gift was finding out I was pregnant with my son the day we got home from the cruise!

  73. Danielle

    Congratulations! 10 years ago I was NOT computer savvy lol. The best gift I’ve received was a photo book for my anniversary. I love pictures, but they don’t often make it off my computer or memory card, and when they do it is usually to only end up in a 50 pound photo album that gets filed away somewhere and never looked at again! This was the perfect solution.

  74. Kaelharvey

    Congrats you two..my most memorable gift was from my niece. She’s only 3 years old but for some reason is scared of me..she rarely says hello or goodbye and just looks at me but is very outgoing with everyone else..recently, my brother brought her to my house because she had something for me..it was a picture she drew of me with a heart and she spoke to me all that day..love her.

  75. Veronica @ Café con Leche

    that is so thoughtful! loved that story. ive received some pretty memorable gifts throughout the years, but my favorite is probably the little simple things…like flowers and a latte waiting for me! :)

  76. Leisha

    I have an awful memory…so the most memorable/thoughtful gift that I can think of at the moment is my husband surprising me with a Silhouette SD for Christmas in ’10. Amazing gift!!!

  77. Kelly S.

    Congratulations on this huge milestone! I’m sure you couldn’t image where this site would take you in 10 years!

    The best gift I ever got was my engagement ring. It was my last Christmas “present” and my husband proposed on Christmas night.
    He would say his best gift was his flat screen TV. He’d been talking about and looking at TVs the entire time we had been together and I surprised him with one for his birthday about 6 years after we got together. He had no clue. He thought I was getting him a shirt and a DVD.

  78. Esther Osburn

    The most memorable gift that I have ever received is the gift of eternal life after accepting Jesus Christ as my personal savior. He died on the cross for my sins, was resurrected and lives in my heart. One day I will be given a heavenly mansion when my days on earth are over.

  79. Christine

    Happy 10 years! My most memorable gift is probably when my hubby (who was my boyfriend of 9 months at the time) surprised me with a “promise ring” for Christmas. I also love the gifts my 4 yr old son has given me, even if it is just a picture he drew or something that he thought of himself.

  80. Angela R

    Happy Birthday! I’m relatively new to your blog (especially considering 10 years – wow!) but I’m so glad I found it!
    My most memorable gift was when my husband bought me the Chronicles of Narnia boxed set for our first Christmas – when we weren’t supposed to be buying each other gifts (isn’t that always how it goes?) – and then, when he bought me the same gift five years later because I had given mine away to a family whose house had burned down and then, in girly, emotional fashion, felt terrible about giving away the first gift he ever bought me – even if it was to someone who needed it more.
    It’s so important to have a man who gets who we are! Glad you have a good one, too :)

  81. Jami

    Congratulations on reaching the 10 year mark! I’m looking forward to your next 10. The most memorable gift I ever received was, of course, my engagement ring.

  82. Lisa H.

    When we were dating, my husband recorded a cd of him playing guitar and singing for me. It was my first Christmas present from him.

  83. Amanda S

    I came back home after spending 10 days visiting my family in another state to find my husband had made me an entire origami vase complete with various flowers. So sweet.

  84. Brenda

    Life the colorful life you show through your fun blog, keep up the good work. I have always liked giving gifts more than receiving and lately my favorite has been a handmade blanket for my 1 year old niece out of her old receiving blankets.

  85. Jennifer

    I have been teaching first grade for 14 years. I have received a lot of gifts over the years, but some of my most memorable are the handmade cards with the invented spelling. One a few years ago read, “You are the best. I love your shit (shirt).” That was a keeper. Congratulations on your 10 years. I check out your site regularly.

  86. Debbie

    Congrats on your 10 year anniversary! One of the most special gifts I have ever received is a gold coin pendant that belonged to my father. He found the coin in the garden when he was a small child and my grandmother kept in an envelope for many years. After my grandmother’s death, the coin was found and in the envelope was a note detailing how it was found by my father. My mother had it made into a pendant & gave it to my dad the Christmas following my grandmother’s death. Five years later my dad died suddenly and several months later, my mother gave the gold coin pendant to me. Fourteen years later, each time I wear the coin I think of my dad & smile–grateful for his love & all the wonderful memories I cherish.

  87. Sara

    I remember when I turned…11 or 12 my aunt gave me an Espirit bag. I was screaming and jumping up and down with excitement. It was soooo cool to have one of those bags back in the day! Ohhhhh, the memories!
    Thanks for taking me down memory lane. Maybe I’ll have to do something like that on my blog…but without the prizes. I don’t have sponsors!

  88. Lauren Degenhardt

    Congrats! One of my favorite and most memorable gifts was a Nikon DSLR from my sister for my birthday! I was blown away and so excited!

  89. Sarah P.

    Happy blog birthday! Congrats on 10 years! My husband is one of the best and most thoughtful gift givers on the planet. He puts me to shame! There’s no way I can pick just one favorite gift.

  90. Leslie

    My dad gave me a ring many years ago as a Christmas gift before I was married. It’s a small white gold ring with a little diamond. I wear it every day on my right hand. I’m married and have my very special wedding ring (which was my grandmothers) that I wear on my ring finger. I asked a few years ago if my dad would like to get me another ring. He said “Why? You have a husband now, shouldn’t he buy you jewelery?” I told him “Yes, he can have my left hand but you will always have my right.” <3

  91. Gayle215

    The first thing that popped into my head was my beautiful, black kitchen-aid mixer, given to me by my sweet husband, so I can make sweet treats for him!

  92. Donn Wilson

    Wow! Congrats that is a lot of blogging. The best gift I received were tickets to see the Bulls play basketball. My husband got tickets for the family to see Michael Jordan play. It’s been a long time but it’s still fun to look at the pictures

  93. Jody

    My most memorable gift was my diamond necklace from my husband before we got married. He bought it with the idea that I could wear it on our wedding day, so sweet!

  94. sharon washington

    The most memorable gift I have ever recieve was when I became 9 years old and my grandparents gave me a ruby and diamond ring. I cherised that ring. Still have it today.I am the oldest grandchild on my materal side…. and my grandparents wanted me to know how much they love me and how proud they were of the example I was setting for my sister and othe r younger cousins. Congrats on your anniversary of the marriage and the blog. You two are great. May GOD continue to bless you and yours . May you continue to share and do what you do.
    sharon.washington96@yahoo.com

  95. nicoleigh

    Happy 10 Years!
    My most memorable gift……my red Kitchen Aid mixer. I got it for Christmas 2 years ago. I was so happy, I cried. :)

  96. Diana Bills

    Best gift I ever received was last mothers day when my husband bought me a gift certificate to a cupcake/cakeball making class! So thoughtful!

  97. Nicole at Mommy Moxie

    Congrats on your blogversary! :)

    The first Christmas we were together, my now husband bought me a Tiffany lariet style necklace with hearts in it-two years later I wore it on our wedding day and every special occasion and anniversary since. it reminds me of that new, wonderful love!

  98. Judy Lyle

    Happy Anniversay!!! I will celebrate my 40 anniversay in June. My husband and I married when he was 17 and I was 15. He is my best friend.. Blessings for many more wonderful years…

  99. Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips

    Congrats on the milestone. The most memorable gift I recevied was my engagement ring. Does that count? :-)

  100. Tina W.

    Congrats on 10 years!!!! My most memorable gift was a surprise journey along the Pacific Coast Highway with my sweet hubby. My most precious gifts, are my children and grandchildren.

  101. Ciara

    Happy Birthday Kevin & Amanda!! 10 years, wow! Hard to pick my favorite gift! I was pretty happy they year I received my kitchen aid mixer, and the year that the hubby surprised me with diamond stud earings.

  102. DeidreSH

    I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog since I became a follower sometime in 2009. I also get excited when I see an email update in my inbox. :0) Happy Bloggy Anniversary!

  103. Lynne Moeller

    The most memorable gift I received was from my mother. I was a single mom of a 15-month-old. On Mother’s Day, while I was at work, my mom cleaned my house all day – every nook and cranny. When I walked in the door from work, candles were lit, dinner was in the crock pot, and my house was absolutely spotless. I was so happy and grateful….I cried.

  104. June

    Yay! Happy 10 years! What a milestone :-) — not sure of the MOST MEMORABLE, the ones that come to mind are the most recent right now… :-)

  105. Mandy

    Happy Anniversary! My most favorite gift I’ve ever received was a jewlery box my husband sent me for Christmas while he was in Korea.

  106. Gretta

    Congrats on the big 10! Hands down my favorite gift ever was when my husband totally surprised me with a red Kitchenaid Stand Mixer for my birthday!

    bamagv at aol dot com

  107. Courtney

    One of the most memorable gifts was a scrapbook that one of my best friends made for me. She had documented our friendship from beginning to present and I was really touched by it!

  108. Dara Campbell

    My favorite present I’ve ever given were tickets to see U2 (my hubby’s favorite band) for our first anniversary. It’s been one of the few times I’ve ever been able to surprise him!

  109. Janine T.

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I must say, the most impressionable gift I have ever received was my engagement ring. :)

  110. Sarah

    The best gift I ever received was when I was in second grade. My parents surprised me with a ton of Barbie gear. They got me a boat, jeep, car, and a house for my barbies. We weren’t made of money but somehow they found a way to make my Christmas extra special that year.

  111. Dawn

    Congrats on 10years!! I’m a new reader this year. The best gift I have ever received was a homemade birthday card from my infant son. He was in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for the 1st 4 months of his tiny life and this happened to be during my birthday. His nurse took a picture of him with a little birthday hat and made me a card. I don’t think I’ve ever cried over a card before, its the small things that mean so much.

  112. Melissa

    My most memorable gift was given to me on February 5, 2011. My soon to be husband got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. The ring on my left hand is more than just a gift, it’s a memory of the last 4 years together and a symbol of love. We can’t wait for our big day – June 29, 2012!

  113. Anna

    Happy Birthday! My husband and I are celebrating 10 years this year too, so my most memorable gift is our trip to Hawaii in a few months, yay!

  114. Heather

    The most memorable gift I ever received? Hmmm…..well, my husband does really well thinking of gifts to give me, too….so, one that I remember was, I think our second wedding anniversary, he got me white cotton roses. Why those? Well, because that was the traditional gift (cotton I think….) for a second anniversary. :)

  115. valerie

    when i was little people used to give me clothes as birthday gifts and i hated it i only wanted a teddy until a boy who liked me gave me one and i just wanted to kiss him i had waited for soo long!!

  116. Courtney D.

    Congrats!! The best gift I ever received was a beta fish from my boyfriend when I was living away from home in another country and he got me one to remind me of home!

  117. Kelly M.

    The most memorable gift I’ve ever received was when my husband surprised me by flying in for the day of our one year anniversary. He was out of town training and thought my sister was picking me up for a fun afternoon together. I couldn’t believe my eyes when it was my husband and not my sister. He had to fly back a day later to finish training. What a memorable day!

  118. Michelle

    The best gift I ever received was a ring from my grandmother, that had been pasted down for 3 generations. Such an honnor to be blessed with the privlage to be “next in line”

    Happy Birthday to Kevin and Amanda ;0)

  119. Lorene R.

    Congrats on 10 years!! My most memorable gift…the opal (my birthstone) ring my husband gave me for Valentine’s day 3 years ago.

  120. Katie

    Wow, 10yrs the time has gone by fast a congrats is in order. The best gift i gave some one was my best friend. On our 10yr annivsary i gave her a slide show of pictures from the past 10yrs being friends. Funny to see what we’ve been through from 13 to 23.

  121. carmel atanasu-teeters

    Congratulations on 10 years!! My most memorable gift (or should I say gifts) are my 3 children. My daughter is 28, my son is 24 and my youngest son is 23. My life would be empty without them and I thank God for his gifts to me.

  122. Trina

    Congrats on 10 years. What an amazing gift. My favorite gift given to me was an old tin musical car my grandpa had. When I was young I lays loved to play it. I was excited when my mom gave it to me. Best gift I gave was diamond earrings for my daughters sweet 16.

  123. Lynne

    My best gift was the very first year we were married. Our pastor had preached on being a Godly husband, and considering ways to delight your wife. My husband, while I was in the house cleaning up lunch dishes, and then doing paperwork, was busy in our backyard, setting up our pop-up tent (on the trampoline to keep critters out), filled it with pillows, snacks, water, and we camped out under the stars. A delightful surprise!

  124. Kelly E.

    The most memorable gift I ever received was from my mother when I turned six. She and I both share the same birthstone – ruby – and she had received a ruby ring from her parents when she turned six. She kept that ring all those years and gave it to me on my sixth birthday.

    Congrats on 10 years!! I love your site, and look forward to another 10 years!

  125. Lisa Syler

    My Daddy, who has been gone now for over 10 years, gave me a pair of diamond earrings and a diamond necklace one year for Christmas, and I only take them off to clean them.

  126. Jann Schott

    Happy #10 to your website!

    My most memorable gift is a mobius strip bracelet my husband got me for Christmas, 2010. I had been asking for one for a couple years…well, he surprised me by getting one for me with such a beautiful quote. “What are you doing the rest of your life? North & South & East & West of your Life. I have only one request of your life. That you spend it all with me. Through all of my life, summer, winter, spring and fall of my life, all I ever will recall of my life, is all of my time with you.”

    It’s actually from a song that Barbra Streisand sings. I love this bracelet and the man who gave it to me! ;-)

  127. Lizzy

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary! 10 years is an amazing feat! When I was saving to buy my first DSLR I was still a couple hundred dollars away and my husband told me to go ahead and buy it for Christmas. I love my camera.

  128. Sara S

    Congrats on 10 years! My husband took me to Chicago for the weekend when we were dating, it was incredible. Thanks for the chance to win!

  129. Sarah Cruze

    Yay! 10 years! That means you have a 10 year anniversary coming up soon right?! The best gift I’ve ever received is a beautiful gold coin ring given to me by my grandparents on their 50th wedding anniversary. My grandmother passed away last year and it such a sweet reminder of her :)

  130. PatriciaD

    Happy, happy anniversary!! Love your photos, your puppies and your blog. The best gift I’ve ever given was a photo book I created all the pages like a scrapbook in Photoshop from a vacation our boss gave us (a cruise and that was the best gift I ever received).

  131. Dee B

    My most memorable gift was a black and white portrait of my dog. My mom made it for me and it meant the world to me. And Congrats on the 10 years!!

  132. jennifer

    Oh my, this all looks so good! My favorite gift was when my husband gave me a collage of pictures from our first year together framed.

  133. Jenny

    Given: Photo albums with carefully chosen photos that I’ve taken over the years.

    Received: My older brother gave me a Build-a-Bear dog (reminiscent of our dog Jackie, who died last September) for my birthday, which is actually tomorrow!

  134. Melanie

    Happy birthday k&a!!! The most memorable gift I’ve ever received was for my 30th birthday. My husband stood up at my birthday dinner and recited a poem he had written about my 30 years to all of our dinner guests…in a public restaurant! It was such a surprise and so wonderful.

  135. Belladatura

    The most memorable gift I gave was a subscription to a Bacon of the Month club to my sister and b-i-l for their first anniversary. One year is bacon, right?

  136. Hillary Farthing

    My most memorable gift is my precious 16 month old son, Colby. He is so precious & totally the best thing to ever happen to me!

  137. Laura

    SO proud of you Amanda! You are very lucky to have such a wonderful man, friends, and supporters (including me!) by your side! My best gift was flowers from my wonderful boyfriend after I was laid off from a job. He was so sweet to think of me like that. Hope and happiness to you, your husbands & babies (aka the Bostons!).
    -Laura

  138. Peggy Whisenhunt

    The most memorable gift I gave was a pair of TY Bride and Groom Bears that I gave to a girl when she got married. I took care of her the day she came home from the hospital and every year for her birthday, which by the way is the day before mine, I gave her a different bear as her birthday gift every year till the day she got married and I told her that it was now time for her to pay it forward to someone special in her life and carry on this tradition that I had with her. I told her she had been my little kindred spirit and she meant the world to me.

    1. Denise in South GA

      oops, missed writing my fave gift. Just this past Christmas my hubby gave me a Kitchen Aid mixer!

  139. Melissa Jones

    Congratulations on ten years! The most memorable gift I’ve ever been given is the gift of my daughter. She’s a wonderful five-year-old ball of energy.

  140. Nicole

    How exciting!!! I’ve been reading your blog for about 2 years now!! My favorite gift so far has to be my camera that my hubby gave me!! I love it!!

  141. Mandy

    Best gift I got was from my husband. It kept a journal of tidbits from our daily lives (including funny sayings from our 2 young kids) for an entire year. Great gift!

  142. Misty

    For my 30th Birthday my husband had a surprise party for me at my favorite restaurateur and gave me black and white diamond ring that I wanted. The most memorable birthday to date.

  143. Norma

    The best gift I’ve ever gotten is my Boston Terrier :)
    I got her and she was perfect, I had always loved the breed and i was completely overwhelmed when I got her as it was a complete shock! Her name is Lola and she is about 2 years old now! She’s the sweetest thing ever and loves too cuddle, but when in a playful mode- she becomes a wild one.
    PS. I love your posts of your dogs they always make me smile. :)

  144. JESS

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR AMANDA, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! YOU ROCK!!! ;) MAY YOU HAVE A SWEET AND AWESOME BIRTHDAY WEEK! LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR BLOGS!!!

  145. Becca @ One Girl

    Congratulations on 10 years! That is amazing! When I was 8 I receive a homemade dollhouse that had 4 floors, a working elevator and was over 5ft tall. My grandpa & dad had worked on it for weeks. It was amazing!

  146. Sara

    Happy Birthday!!!!! I love your blog and all the yummy treats you make. I think my engagement ring is the best gift I ever got

  147. Lorinda

    Congratulations on your anniversary! 10 years! Wow!!!
    My most memorable birthday was the big 4-0! My hubster and best friend planned a surprise weekend for me in Lake Tahoe. My best friend and her hubby flew in for the weekend as well as some other friends showing up to surprise me as well. Never have I felt so special and so loved! It’s one that I’ll remember
    forever:-)

  148. Lorinda

    Congratulations on your special occasion! I love celebrations!!! My most memorable gift I ever recieved was a surprise weekend at Lake Tahoe with my hubster and my best friend and her hubby flying to celebrate with us! As the weekend went on, more and more of my friends showed up…It’s a birthday I’ll never forget. I’ve got to think of something special for my hubby’s next big birthday:-) Hope your week is wonderful!!!

  149. Carmen

    Finding and marrying my husband was the greatest gift I’ll ever receive. (And for the record, I usually buy my own gifts, because he’s so bad at it!) ;) Congrats on 10 years! Can’t wait to see how the next 10 go! :)

  150. Jc

    10 years! Congratulations I have loved reading this site for the past few years and sharing recipes and the blog with many! Happy birthday!

  151. elizabeth

    when we were just dating, hubby got me the necklace i wanted. memorable because i was COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT about it, sent links to a friend etc. He pretended he got me a car stereo and I was PEEVED because he had gotten me something similar previously that didn’t work and had to be returned (and I didn’t want it anyway). I was VERY excited that he got what I wanted :)

  152. NoOceanInKansas

    My best gift ever was from my Grandpa. He bought me a beat-up Kharman Ghia when I was a freshman in college. The front end was beat in, the heater melted the soles of anyone’s shoes who were sitting in the back seat, and it eventually burned up by the side of the road. BUT I was the only one with a car, and I loved it. I will never, ever forget that car, and I’ll never ever forget my Grandpa.

  153. Julie K

    Wow! Ten years…how exciting. I have been following about 2 years, it is alwyas fun and informative. I have to say my most memorable gift is the one I received this year…a portable heater for our camper. We love to camp and one of our favorites is an October camp that here in Ohio can be quite cold!!! Every year it seems there is a problem with our furnace and I freeze, so for Christmas my Handy Dandy Sweetie Pie bought me a portable heater so I will still go with him in October and not freeze. I LOVED it!!

  154. Sheryl H. Knuth

    My birthday is in March too, and the most memorable gift was from my son. About 18 years ago when my son was 6 he insisted that my husband take him shopping for a dress. Well, it was an adorable romper, with billowy sleeves. I wore it everywhere. But what a kid! What a husband!

  155. JoAnna Grimsley

    Congrats on 10 years; that’s fantastic. Enjoy your blog very much. The most recent memorable gift was one I gave my husband..for Valentines day/anniversary (36 years) last year, I gave him a trip to visit Chickamauga civil war battlefield in Georgia. (That is a real interest of his, since he found several relatives that fought-1 in that battle). He loved it.

  156. emily

    Happy Birthday to kevinandamanda! My favorite gift I give is a calendar I make every year to my dad for Christmas. He loves them so much.

  157. Beverly S.

    Congratulations on the 10 year milestone—My favorite gifts always involve time spent together–movie tickets, trip plans, etc.!

  158. Donna

    Congrats on your 10 years, love getting your posts. MY favorite gift came from our children. Last June for our 50th Wedding anniversary our children gave us a lovely open house and a beautiful anniversary clock. We were all together, all 28 of us, and we celebrated for a weak. Now the clock and pictures of our big event hang on our wall, giving us daily memories.

  159. Amy C

    The best gift I have ever received, other than my Salvation, is my engagement ring from my husband. We’ve been married 31 years.

  160. Kasandra Wright

    My most memorable gift was given to me the day after my cat cat died and my little boy made me a pet kitten out of a rock and made a cute little box for it to sleep in. I still have it 10 years later.

  161. Jessica in WA

    Congrats! Ten years, wow!

    The best gift I was ever given is my son, who is somehow 5 years old. I am thankful every day for the blessing he is in my life :) <3

  162. Sandra ltb

    how sweet! 10 years!!?!? thanks for all the inspiration may it continue for many more years!
    My best gift? I would have to say a cd holder my husband made for me many years ago, he had my children help make it and they painted some flowers on the side – I now use it to hold my Sizzix dies –
    Thanks for the fun.
    Sandra ltb

  163. Daphne S

    Congratulations on 10 Years!!! The most memorable gift was one of the early Christmas’s with DH. I cross-stitched and he bought me all the colors of DMC floss to complete my “collection”. He had floss in my stocking, and bags and tins. It was oh so much fun and such a colorful Christmas.

  164. Lori

    My best gift?? That’s a hard one, but probably my engagement ring! Congrats on 10 years and thanks for the chances to share with you!

  165. Sherri K

    Congrats on ten years! My husband has surprised me with many gifts. One year he left me a note that started a hunt for more clues and at every stop was a little something that was related to the gift. It was a new digital point and shoot camera. He is so sweet. One time I got home from a trip and he had a cell phone waiting for me because he couldn’t stand not being able to talk to me when I was gone. My first cell phone. There really is too many to choose from!

  166. Stephanie Midkiff

    HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY!! I have to say that my most memorable and special Birthday present was a Heart Shaped necklace with the words I Love You thru the middle of it. My husband gave it to me about 7 years ago. We always tell each other, “I Love you with All my heart” and when I opened the box, all of my nieces and nephews standing around saw it and knew that it meant, “I Love you with All My heart”. I have never received anything with THAT much meaning. It was the most precious gift I could have ever gotten. If I win this birthday tin, it will be a gift for 3 of my nieces (all sisters) that were all born in March. Their birthdays are the 3rd, 16th and 31st. Crossing my fingers….LOL

  167. Stacey

    There were two. I was surprised by my cousin on my birthday with a photograph of my (late) Poppa Joe in front of an old car in his baseball uniform. At my bridal shower, my Mom gave me candlesticks that had belonged to my (late) Grammy. There were tears all around for both gifts and they are both equally cherished.

  168. Natalia

    Wow, 10 years? Congrats!

    My favorite gift that I have ever given… that is a tricky one. I gave my (now husband, then friend) an awesome birthday treasure hunt one year that lasted an entire day.

  169. Amy W

    10 years! Wow Happy 10 years of blogging. Lately I have been trying to think more into what a person would like so the most memorable thus far is a coupon book I made for my parents. It had gift cards and 101 date ideas.

  170. Sarah C.

    Happy 10-year-aversary! Neat! My engagement ring (and wedding band) ranks right up at the top of my favorite gift list. :)

  171. Meri Violette

    Happy Milestone, Amanda! That’s amazing!
    The best gift I’ve ever received is my store-front bakery. I needed an extra 10,000 to open a real store downtown. In preparation for opening an business, I would bake test cupcakes. Just testing my strengths, trying new flavors, etc. I would take the good ones to my neighbor, an elderly man. I told him about wanting to open a store front and how much money I needed, not expecting anything back. But when he died a few months later, he left me 10,500 dollars in his will to open my store. His children weren’t the happiest campers, but it meant the world to me.

  172. Georgia

    Happy Birthday! The best gift I’ve ever received is a handmade quilt from my mother just before high school. It had all my t-shirts from preschool to 8th grade. I used throughout high school till I lost it at a college convention in New York! It had a pink Beatles fabric as the border and the t-shirts were lined up in date order! It was the coolest thing ever. My friends all raved about it, and my mom and their moms teamed up to make my friends some. She made another one for me when I went to college with all my high school shirts. I still have that quilt in a box in my attic!

  173. Tina Hicks

    Congrats on your 10th Blogging Anniversary! That is a big accomplishment! I love Love your blog and visit everyday!
    My most memorable gift I have ever received was the 1 carat journey past present future diamond earrings and necklace that my boyfriend bought me for Christmas! We had only dated about a year and he surprised me! I couldn’t believe it! He’s definately a keeper! lol We just celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary!

  174. Renea B

    Happy Birthday! I can’t wait to look at your a look back link. The best gift I ever received was for my birthday this year–a necklace, earing and a Amazon gift card for my Kindle! Renea.

  175. NikkiB

    Aww…what a sweet story! Love your site. Best gift?? Hard for me to decide! But I was thoroughly surprised by my hubby and this years Christmas gift. (a bloggie). It was a complete surprise and soo thoughtful!! That made it super special to me :)

  176. Martina Fegan

    The most touching gift I received was a Sony NEX-3 Camera and a surprise party (family only) for my 60th birthday two years ago. My three daughters pulled it off and got me the camera I had been eyeing. I was shocked and so touched by their gift. Now I can take quality pictures of my 8, soon to be 10, grandchildren!

  177. Cynthia

    The best gift I ever received was my television with DVD and video for my bedroom. I can do a workout whenever I want, and watch videos in secret, and shows no one else likes. My husband gave it to me when we only had 7 kids. He thought I might want to be alone once in a while.

  178. Sheree Tata

    Congrats on 10 years of blogging! I love your site! My most memorable gift was the year my husband bought me 2 huge bags of flour!! He drove 2 hours away to purchase them at a real mill. They were amazing and make the best tasting bread ever!! He knew what I love to do the most- bake!

  179. Goat Girl

    Congrats that awesome and the domain name was so thoughtful! This last Christmas I hand paper crafted desk calendars for my mom and boyfriend.

  180. Lily

    The best gift that I have ever given was our dog to my husband for Valentines day 6 years ago. We weren’t allowed to have pets in my apartment or in his trailer in college but it was totally worth sneaking around. Quincy is sitting on my feet right now keeping me warm. :)

    Happy 10 years and here’s to 10 more!!

  181. Jessica

    Last year for my birthday, my friends ordered me cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes! They had them delivered and everything!

  182. Christy Large

    Most memorable gift was given to me by my mom. I had just gone through a terrible divorce and was left a single stay-at-home mom looking for a job and was having to depend on my ex for a car (not good). So my mom gave me her car so I could start my journey to independence!!!!!! My mom rocks and is so supportive!

  183. Elizabeth

    That’s so cool that you have been blogging and married for ten years!!!
    I’d have to say that my most memorable birthday gift was my bike for my 1oth birthday.

  184. Ruth Laker

    10 Years so many memories … my best Birthday memory is getting yabbies (crayfish ) for my birthday, one year my parents forgot my birthday as its 3 days after Christmas so dad went to the dam and caught some baby yabbies for me and put them in a tank … or my last birthday my parents traveled over thirty hours to have dinner together for my birthday .. that’s love

  185. Carol

    The most memorable gift I have received is a pair of black cowboy boots. My sister who lives in FL came back to MN to throw a 40th birthday party for me. She bought me the boots. I think she was convinced if she got me cowboy boots I would learn to line dance and love country music. (I ‘ve done one of those two!)

  186. Tabitha

    The most memorable gift I ever received was also the funniest…very well aware of my love of Little Debbie Swiss Rolls, a good friend thought it would be funny to make me a Swiss Roll cake for my birthday. It was such a fun surprise and definitely a gift I’ll never forget! :)

  187. MandaKay

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! What a great 10 years! My my memorable gift that I received was my kitchenaid mixer. Probably my most used as well!

  188. Heather Mayberry

    happy blog birthday week! i’m new but i love it so far! keep up the good work! the most memorable gift i ever got was plane tickets to cancun on my first wedding anniversary. that was way more awesome than the money tree he got.

  189. Diane Eck

    Congratulations!! I have been following your blog for years and I love it!! My favorite gift that I received was a Mother’s Day ring with my sons birthstones in it!!

  190. Kimberly Goon

    The most memorable gift I recieved was my third son was born the day after our anniversary. I will never forget his birthday, or my anniversary.

  191. Nancy Munroe

    Hey Kevin and Amanda.
    Congratulations on your Anniversary. Thanks for all you share. I feel very fortunate to have received so many special gifts over time from family and friends. There are too many memorable moments that are special to list. I will share a most recent gift I am giving on a daily basis which has memorable moments in each day. I take care of an elderly women who is 96 years old. My friends mom. I have adopted her as my own mom passed away many years ago now. This women brings much pleasure taking care of her. I read to her and sing and dance with her. She cannot be alone anymore due to health related issues. My gift to her is time well spent to see her smile and give her dignity in what time she has left. She is a special lady. I feel so appreciated by her. We have given a special gift of love to each other. Thanks for letting me share this.
    Nancy

  192. Lani Kim

    Wow, congrats on 10 years!

    My most memorable gift was being able to see my best friend again after being apart for over 10 years :)

  193. Jackie

    Wow, I can’t believe this site has been around for 10 years. I’ve been following for a while and had no idea.

    I have received some nice and thoughtful gifts over the years, but I think the best one I gave was to my best friend. She wanted Haviana flip flops with elephants on them for her birthday, but I couldn’t find any. I went to Old Navy and bought some orange flip flops (her favourite colour) and went to Michael’s and bought some cool markers. I drew her elephants on both and called them “Samanthianas,” since her name is Samantha. I think they turned out great, and I made sure to take pictures to remember them by :)

  194. Ashley

    Congrats on 10 years!! One of the most memorable gifts I recieved was recently, when my husband got me a hand stamped necklace of the coordinates of the temple we were married in for our anniversary! They’re the coordinates of my heart!

  195. Melissa

    Happy birthday! :)
    The best gift I ever received was the first Christmas my husband and I were married. It was also my first Christmas away from home. Though it ended up not being away from home. When we went drop off some friends at the airport, I discovered that we were actually the ones going on the trip, not them! :)

  196. Jano

    Congratulations ! Recently found your site and enjoy any dslr tips!
    My most recent memorable gift is my DSLR. Excited about learning how to use it!

  197. Lorraine

    Congratulations on 10 years! Can’t think of my most memorable gift right now, so it must not have been that memorable….

  198. Becky

    The most memorable gift I ever received is the promise ring my husband gave me when we were just dating. I was going to fly out to see him, but the week before my trip, he got really sick and had a really high fever. He called me and was completely delusional. He was talking to me like I was his friend, but he was talking to me about me. So, he told his “friend” all about how much he loved this girl and described his grand plan to give me a promise ring in detail. He talked about how he was going to pick me up from the airport, drive me to the beach at sunset, and pull out the promise ring. I was completely surprised that he had bought me a ring and he finally felt better, he was SO mad that he had given his surprise away! He went through with the plan anyways and it was so sweet. :-)

  199. CCT

    Wow 10 years!! congrats!! My most memorable gifts were the ones I recieved from my kids when they were younger (fresh picked flowers, weeds, etc). Just precious!

  200. Jenny E.

    Most memorable gift was one my husband gave me the night he asked me to marry him. It was a bible engraved with my first and (new) last name on it. I guess he was pretty confident I’d say yes. :)

  201. Amanda

    Wow! 10 years! That’s amazing! My most memorable gift was my new Nikon camera from my husband. I had been wanting one for years!

  202. Tricia

    I’d have to say that it my favorite gift was the one I have my sil for her 40th birthday. It was the LLD Be Still necklace. She’d wanted that necklace for a few years so I splurged and got it for her.

    Happy birthday week to you! And thanks for the giveaways!

  203. Marcella Polle

    My favorite artist is P Buckley Moss and one day I was checking out her new prints online. Found one that I just loved and mentioned the name of it to my husband. Months later (seriously month) we were walking along the Erie Canal in Fairport NY and was checking out some of the cute little shops along the way. There was small art store and we went inside. Of course I go right to the bin of prints and was flipping through them. About half way through the bin I saw a tag on one of the prints that said “Happy Birthday Bella” Not only was it the print that I coveted, he had it signed by Pat! He had a lot of planning to do to pull that one off. It is still my most favorite of the 5 prints of now own. What a keeper!

  204. Terri

    Happy Birthday! At 54 yrs old, there have been lots of memorable gifts given and received over the years. But this past Christmas my family went together and got me a Kitchen-aid Artisan Stand mixer! I can’t believe I’ve gone all these years just using a hand mixer! I love to bake and now I love it even more!

  205. Anna

    Congrats on the ten year anniversary!!! My most memorable gift would be my apple macbook pro..since receiving it from my parents this past summer, college assignments have never been easier. Cheers to another ten years of KevinandAmanda!

  206. Laura H

    My favorite gift I have received is a relaxation package my husband gave me for my 30th birthday. It was great way to relax and welcome in the 30’s!

  207. Jenn @ Frost Bites

    Happy Anniversary! My most memorable git would have to be my engagement ring. Although my hubby upgraded it to a “better” one, the first one was simple and meant a lot.

  208. Jamie

    The most memorable gift I received was a beautiful frame for my college diploma for my mother. She knew how hard I worked for it and it’s so nice to see it displayed so beautifully!

  209. Whitney W

    My hubby once bought 10 books from my reading wish list as my birthday gift! I absolutely love to read and this was the best most thoughtful gift he has ever given me!

  210. Anna

    Well, my bf bought us a house and is fixing it up, so we won’t have a mortgage when I move 4 states away to be with him… Does that count as a most memorable gift? Congrats on 10 years! That’s quite a feat in this digital age.

  211. kristen duke photography

    For my 30th birthday, my husband created a private blog and had all of my family, friends, and loved ones write a letter and he posted it there. It was so sweet because he knows how much i love blogging, and though he didn’t know anything about it, figured it out to surprise me!

  212. Amanda

    The most memorable gift I’ve ever gotten was my husbands wedding gift! He bought me this beautiful blue stone ring! I had shown him one from Tiffany’s that I liked months before but I never expected to actually get something like it!

  213. Leanne

    Congrats! The best gift I have ever received was a card from my hubby last Christmas saying he wanted to have a baby. Our little man just turned 2 months old!

  214. Mindy S

    Congrats on 10 years!!!

    One of the best gifts that I have given was a collage photo frame filled with pictures of my grandmother who had recently passed away.

    The best gift that I have received is the gift of Salvation!! :)

  215. Lori

    Happy 10 years together! Being happily married is the absolute best gift in life, and I am so blessed to be married to my gift. Congratulations again!

  216. Ofie B

    Congrats on your anniversary! The best birthday gift I have ever gotten was my son, he was a week early but his due date was on my birthday. We share our birthdays one week apart and he is the best gift every year.

  217. Valerie

    Congrats on the 10 years!! My favorite gift that I have ever given has been a VHS/DVD converter for my mother. She has so many home videos and wanted to hold on to those memories. With the converter she was able to transfer everything on to DVDs and even make multiple copies – one for her and one for me! It’s great for me to be able to share my childhood experiences with my little sister (we are 17 years apart)!

  218. Jenny

    Congrats & Happy 10th Birthday!
    I suppose one of the most memorable I’ve received would have to be an encircled double heart pendant with “love” around the edges. It was a gift from my dear husband.

  219. Wendy

    The best gift I ever gave someone was a surprise retirement party for my dad. He was retiring after 30 years at Coca-Cola, and to say he was SHOCKED when he came over for his usual Sunday visit, and found family, friends and co-workers…would be an understatment!

  220. Laura

    This one is easy. One of my top Love Languages (from The Five Love Languages book – it is a great resource) is gifts so I really like to make them meaningful. However, I think that the best gift by far has been the ring that I had made for my husband on our 10th anniversary (how fitting for this contest :-)
    When we got married we really liked the meanings of our first and last names together – it was very special to us & so we took a lot of time to carefully select meaningful names for our daughters as well. On our 10th anniversary I had a ring made that was engraved with the meaning of all five of our names and gave it to my husband. It reads” Power Glory Grace Joy & Hope of the Lamb” It was the perfect way to commemorate who we had become as a family in those ten years.

    Happy Birthday kevinandamanda.com & Happy anniversary Kevin & Amanda – may you be blessed with a long and happy marriage!

  221. Kim Noonan

    The most memorable gift I got was on my 38th birthday. My son and I just moved in with my boyfriend (now husband). He took me out for a romatic dinner. After dinner we went back home where he gave me my birthday presents. The first gift was an electric light for the patio. The second gift was another electric light for the patio. At this point I am thinking to myself, I just moved in and now all I am getting is household items. The third gift was a kleenex box. I was getting upset because he bought me gifts that he wanted and then a box of tissues. He said that there was something inside the box. I looked a little deeper and found another little box. It was shaped like an earring box. I thought to myself finally something that I wanted and I could only use. When I opened the box I found an engagement ring. As I opened the box my husband said “there is a question with this ring, will you marry me?” I was so surprised that I couldn’t speak for a minute and then I said YES!!! He proposed to me in front of my then 7 year old son because he wanted him to be apart of this special moment.

  222. Amy Owen

    I was the best birthday gift – I was born on my Mom’s birthday, March 23! So we get the fun of celebrating together each year.

  223. Janelle

    Yay! congrats! I love gifts, Of course! and a very special one was a new van from my husband after we found out we were having our third child!!!

  224. Lyndsay

    My anniversary is in June and every year I make my husband an album of the year before. We will sit down and look over the pictures and talk about our life. It is amazing how easy it is to forget everything that we have gone through together. This really is a gift for our marriage.

  225. Lorraine C

    WOW! Congrats Amanda!

    The most memorable gift I’ve received was the birth of my oldest son who was born on Christmas Day (Dec 25, 1991). It was both my husband and my first Christmas spent without our family. Yet, we both where creating a new family…spent in the hospital!!!!

    Now my son leaves in a week to serve our country! I’m so proud of him!!!!

  226. Lisa

    So glad to have found your very fun and fabulous blog. Love your posts and your pictures! One of the most memorable gifts I have received was this past Christmas, my husband gave me a 4-day weekend away to visit my brother in L.A. This is huge b/c we have 3 little girls 5 and under which he had to take care or and/or arrange babysitting for while I was gone. Great present!

  227. Amanda Bumgarner

    Probably the most memorable gift was the violin I received one Christmas from my parents. Happy birthday to kevinandamanda!

  228. Tracie

    Best gift I ever gave was my husband’s Christmas present. He is a high school basketball couch. I gave him tickets to the SEC men’s basketball tournament in Atlanta that year. We got to attend every game and loved it so much we went back for several years after.

    Love your blog! Thanks!

  229. Gretchen

    The best gift I ever received was when my daughter came home for Christmas 2 years ago. She lives 4,000 + miles away and there is no better gift than being together.

  230. Valerie B

    Congratulations on ten years! The most memorable gift I received was from my husband who gave me a polished agate he had found on the beach on our first date.

  231. Denise

    Two friends and I were going to Ecuador for three months. A friend gave me a canasta set. Best gift ever. We spend many electricity-less evenings playing cards by candle light.

  232. Stephanie

    Awesome! Congrats on 10 years!

    For Mothers day two years ago we gave our moms each a necklace with pendants on them with each of their grandchildren’s name on them. We had been trying to get pregnant for two years so we added on there a “Baby G” pendant to let them know there was another grandchild on the way. It was SO fun to watch their expression as they realized what it meant. I would much rather give gifts than receive :)

    http://thegimlinfamily.blogspot.com
    Stephanie

  233. Amy

    Several years ago I had worked really hard to lose weight. For Christmas that year my best friend gave me a box of chocolate items, though none were edible. There was a candle, chocolate lip scrub, all sorts of things. It was so sweet of her to indulge my chocolate craving without wrecking my diet.

  234. adie

    Congrats on 10 years! Amazing milestone!!!

    I don’t think I have a most memorable gift. I do have some faves though. My Pirates of the Caribbean collection (I love me some Johnny Depp) My Nicholas Sparks book I recently got from a friend!

  235. Carys L.

    You guys are too adorable!! I’d have to say my most memorable gift is the hand-me-down bathrobe my mother gave me…simply because of all the use we’ve gotten out of it!

  236. Jan N

    The most memorable gift I have ever received is an Amish wind chime from my husband of 37 years this past Christmas…..for the first time ever he picked up on a simple comment I made last summer about wanting a wind chime for our deck. He actually remembered that comment and went over the top with this chime made by the Amish – it’s about 4 foot tall and sounds like church bells…..beautiful!!!!

  237. Jennifer

    Happy Birthday! The most memorable and meaningful gift that I have ever received came from my parents last Christmas. They gave me my Grandmother’s (on my mom’s side) engagement ring and my great grandmother’s (on my dad’s side) wedding band. My bridal set broke and we did not have the money to replace or repair it. I now have a set which means even more to me because it connects me, not just to my husband, but to my extended family as well.