Wednesday, December 7, 2011

9 Years Of Good Times


We have grown up together, you and I. Walking side by side, tripping over obstacles as we go, only to pull one another back up. Some times we run but right now, in this part of our journey, we yawn together  and go to bed before ten. I knew I would marry you on our first date and I'm glad I did. Most days you make me happy, some days you infuriate me beyond belief, but everyday I love you. Corny cornballs love, baby. Together, we are pink marshmallows.

 I hope we never forget how to be happy together. I remember these good times with you, do you remember them too?


  • Moving into the ugly red brick apartment we bought when we were still skinny.  Filled with it's musty smell, muchos dust and decaying window furnishings. We quickly went about giving it a coat of paint before filling it with our favourite people, every Friday night for years.
  • Pulling out the sofa bed and watching endless movies in the lounge room, high school style for grownups.
  • Getting tipsy at Mont Marte (you know, at that pub with the hot waitress) before merrily visiting galleries, snapping photo's of street art and perving on the locals.
  • Car camping and road tripping our way to Byron Bay. 
  • Sharing a tear with you as we entered Zion National park and being slapped in the face with the goodness of God.
  • Having the shakes after drinking double shots of coffee for days on end while you were still learning to use the espresso machine. It was shoved into that tiny corner of our tiny kitchen. You would have to lean over the sink and the stove just to access it.
  • Drinking endless beers during the summer months.
  • Catching the fast train form Marseilles to Uzes and spending stacks of cash on mini danone yoghurts before stashing the clay vessels into our suitcase.
  • Moving into this house, the one with 4 bedrooms and knowing that one day they would be filled with babies.
  • looking upon your thousands of freckles that appear after extended surfing sessions.
  • The excitement on your face when I told we were pregnant. The warmth and strength of the embrace that was to follow.
  •  The tears in your eyes (that reflected mine) in that moment when the doctor told us I would have to have a c-section. Quickly followed by relief that we would meet our son soon.
  • Seeing you back in our hospital room with our sweet, perfect newborn baby boy. He was wearing a little knitted beanie while you sported a ripped and stained Stussy tee. You were both beautiful.
  • October fest at snowbird, we still have those big plastic steins we were issued with. They are hiding in the cupboard above the fridge- behind the bubble mixture and under the stash of candles. Wanna drink from them tonight, just for fun?
  • Watching you interact with our children, guiding them as you go.
  • Religiously sneaking into the kids rooms before we go to bed just so we can talk about how perfectly beautiful they are. We tip toe out with amazement in our eyes, completely bewildered that we could ever create such sweet beings. I hope we continue this ritual, together, for many many more years.






Lets spend our next ten years getting fatter and uglier. 
Party on Wayne, Party on Garth

45 comments:

  1. Darling, please note I just saves $5 on a card xx

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  2. May all your beautiful dreams be exceeded.

    xx Felicity

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  3. Beautiful! Happy Anni beautiful people x

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  4. Am I the only one bawling my eyes out? Great. I'm always the emotional one.

    Happy Anniversary you two xx

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  5. Happy anniversary you love birds!

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  6. Think this post may just have to be one of my favs.
    Happy anniversary lovely couple!

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  7. Oh, happy anniversary guys! That's so sweet!

    Rach x

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  8. You made me cry! my goodness. Love reflecting on happy memories. The one that got me was the road trip to Byron Bay...don't know why, but I cried. Probably at the realisation that times like that are behind me. Bitter Sweet really. Ahh we all have to get older...and the best bits are now, when we see our little children grow and smooch them all day long. xx Happy Ann

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  9. Happy anniversary you soppy love bubbles!Hehe.. :)

    Bek xx

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  10. You soppy miss! LOVE the LURVE! Happy anniversary kiddos... you are both awesome. xxxLou x

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  11. Nup Claire. I'm an emotional tragic as well! Happy 9 long years of love, sweet love. Em, you look as beautiful on your wedding day as you do now. Though I'm used to seeing you in so much colour. I almost didn't recognise you in all that white!. xx

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  12. just beautiful Em, happy happy anniversary to you both. xx

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  13. Happy Anniversary to you both and here's to many more good times to come :)
    x

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  14. Oh - oh - oh! that's beautiful. I'm all teary now. Sigh. So lovely to share the love! Thanks. Sniff. Gulp.

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  15. I'm with Claire and Bianca - bring on the tears.

    Beautiful post for a couple of beautiful people. Happy anniversary lovelies, may your day and years to come be filled with all the happiness you deserve (and maybe a couple more gorgeous kiddos to fill the extra bedrooms!)

    I'm in love with these pictures. xxx

    ps. I'm following you on Instagram lady! I'm Firstdayofmarriage. Bring on the stalking - as if I didn't stalk enough already xx

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  16. Oh Happy Anniversary to a lovely couple, with lovely babies! That was such a sweet read...brought a tear to my eye that did :) xx

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  17. Oh boy, way to make a girl tear up right on midnight! Absolutely beautiful words, beautiful pics, beautiful post. Happy Anniversary Em, you two stunners certainly have the key, well done :o)
    That first pic... just can't stop staring, very Grace Kelly-esque xo

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  18. Happy Anniversary. That was just beautiful!

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  19. Beautiful post! What gorgeous wedding photos!

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  20. What emotion, what beautiful pictures. Took my breath away. Happy Anniversary.

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  21. Aw so many sweet memories. Happy Anniversary!

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  22. Absolutely beautiful post, such lovely words!
    An gorgeous photographs!
    Happy anniversary hope you both have a lovely day!

    Abigail x

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  23. Wow, hotties! That is one of the most beautiful posts I have ever read. May all of your years continue to be filled with such joy x

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  24. That post is so perfect, as I sit with tears in my eyes.

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  25. Such a gorgeous post! You truly married your best friend! X

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  26. I am a little teary too! Congratulations to the both of you, I loved reading about all of these moments xx

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  27. gorgeous em. beautiful words & photos. cheers to forever. xo.

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  28. Shucks guys, I'm getting emotional here!

    Happy anniversary you two, there's nothing better than marrying your best mate

    xx

    ps. we also love to look at Rosie sleeping and speak in awe of that little munchkin! (you forget how much of a rapscallion they can be when they're angelically asleep...)

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  29. happy happiness!
    great post, and how gorgeous you both look in those photos!

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  30. How gorgeous. Happy anniversary you two love birds. Kellie xx

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  31. Wonderful heartfelt and real post. It can be bittersweet to look back on those early years together. Knowing that you will never have that time back, but looking forward to to the new memories that you will have together. Happy anniversary!

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  32. em, you just made me cry...thats twice in three days! not fair! xxx

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  33. beautiful post you big big pink marshmallow you

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  34. “Love is what carries you, for it is always there, even in the dark, or most in the dark, but shining out at times like gold stitches in a piece of embroidery. ”
    - Wendel Berry

    Love from Dave (but I think I'm still signed into yours!)

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  35. *nope - turns out I wasn't signed into yours!

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  36. What a beautiful post! And I love that you saved $5 :D LMAO

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  37. Amazing. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful moments in your life with us. To the nine years you've had and the many years to come!

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  38. That was so so beautiful! Happy anniversary!

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  39. This post made me cry! So beautiful, honest and inspiring!!!

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  40. When you mention Zion National Park and Snowbird are you talking about the ones in Utah?

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em